Govern"mental" Strategies

The tribal wisdom of the North American Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that;

When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, best strategy is to abandon it.

However, in government, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:-

  1. Buying a stronger whip.

  2. Changing riders.

  3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

  4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.

  5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

  6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.

  7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

  8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.

  9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse’s performance.

  10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse’s performance.

  11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead
    and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.

  12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.

And of course…

13 Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

If you understand this theory, you’d do well in politics.

Wouldn’t you need a committee to run a feasibility study on the efficient use of dead horses?

@bunyip said in Govern"mental" Strategies:

Wouldn’t you need a committee to run a feasibility study on the efficient use of dead horses?

No, the accountants have decided that it’s cheaper to operate dead horses than live ones.

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