Bureaucracy Gone Amock
We have handed our lives over to the government bureaucrats; sometimes we get what we deserve. Case in point, if you were sitting in the traffic on I-395 yesterday, it was because a tractor trailer tipped over and spilled crates of champagne on the highway. So, how did this happen ? Well according to news reports the DOT was cutting trees along the highway and had one of those DOT crash trucks stationed on the side of the road, the tractor trailer swerved to avoid it and jackknifed. Apparently everyone was ok but here’s the best part, the Griswold Fire Dept. responded, the State Police responded and then they had to get the Dept. of Environmental Protection to cleanup whatever diesel fuel may have spilled AND then they had to get the Dept. of Consumer Protection to clean up the champagne. I bet you didn’t know the Dept. of Consumer Protection had a special unit for champagne cleanup. So, one truck turns over and 5 government agencies are on the scene, while you wait in traffic for everyone to show up ! I wonder how long it took for the “special champagne cleanup unit” of the Dept. of Consumer Protection to show up on the scene. My point ? Why couldn’t the DOT guys that were cutting the trees cleanup the champagne and not tie up the traffic for the entire afternoon? As my younger brother would say when we were young and my parents asked him to do something “it’s not my job”, and of course that would have been common sense, and an efficient response …..something that doesn’t happen in government. Yes indeed we have handed our lives over to the bureaucrats, just checkout the next traffic jam you see, probably a state police vehicle stopped along the road with a trooper doing the crossword puzzle. You can’t make this stuff up !