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So...just what has the Department of Energy done for us since 1977?

Carter created it way back then with the sole purpose of getting us off our dependence on foreign oil. It has a 24 billion dollar budget, and over 16,000 employees...and twice that number in independent contractors...and yet...our auto industry is in the crapper and we're financially 'choking' on the oil were were SUPPOSED to be weaning ourselves off of. What went wrong?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The same thing that's gone wrong in so many other areas of government. It's called BUREAUCRACY, and there's much more of it to come, believe me...

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  • 1 decade ago

    politics as usual is what happened.

    like most government operations, the name is chosen for political purposes and the actual function is completely different. In the case of DOE, it has never promoted energy independence because that conflicts with the goals of the green movement.

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