Thursday, December 29, 2016

Abolish the Department of Energy

Via Billy

The Department of Energy was conceived in dark and pessimistic beliefs and forecasts that have proven totally wrong. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

When former Texas governor Rick Perry ran for president in 2012, he promised he'd abolish the U.S. Department of Energy (at least when he could remember it). Liberals wrote this off as typical conservative stupidity.

Why would anyone want to abolish the DOE? According to one liberal commentator, it was because the department "was established during Jimmy Carter's administration and it perhaps sounds like it might have something to do with solar panels."

Jimmy Carter created it, all right, but solar panels were only a symptom of the real problem. The DOE was conceived in dark and pessimistic beliefs and forecasts that have proven totally wrong. As Obama might say, the DOE is on the wrong side of history. As it stands the department needs to either be rethought or retired.


  1. This will be telling. Putting a politician in charge of a department that he spoke of eliminating is a good experiment. You'd wager that this department after 4 years will be larger. Might have a different focus but its budget will be larger.

  2. Not just The Department of Energy, most of the cabinet departments need eliminated. The Department of Indoctrination, err Education needs chopped. Why do we have a Department of the Treasury, when the FED control the economy? Departments that need to go…

    Secretary of Labor
    Secretary of Transportation
    Secretary of Interior
    Secretary of Agriculture
    Secretary of Education
    Secretary of Energy
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    Secretary of Health and Human Services
    Secretary of Commerce
    Secretary of Homeland Security
    Secretary of Treasury

    Departments I’d consider keeping.

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    Secretary of Defense
    Secretary of State

    Take a look down the list that I’d eliminate. Think back over the last 10 to 20 years and name all their accomplishments that improved America. I'll bet it is a damn short list. And if the Secretary of Veterans Affairs didn’t improve the VA hospital situation, he and the whole department would all go. I’d create a new one from scratch with Veterans in charge.


    1. Hear! Hear! Trump is considering allowing Veterans to choose any doctor they want as long as they accept Medicaid/Medicare. What a boon this would be. I used to have a female VA doctor and when I mentioned something similar, she stated that her husband said that eventually the VA would be eliminated and it would be cheaper in the long run which I am sure would be the case