North Carolina State Senator David Rouzer, who is running for a seat in the House of Representatives, wants to get rid of the Department of Energy, Commerce, Housing, and Education.
His rationale, if you can call it that, is that he once walked down a hallway at the Department of Energy and saw people reading books.
ROUZER: When I served in the executive branch for about a year and a half, and I learned how the bureaucrats operate. It gives me a lot of insight into how to defund them and get rid of them. When I went over to the Department of Energy one day, you walk down the hall and most of them who are drawing 6-figure salaries are sitting there reading books and reading magazines. Ladies and gentlemen, we can devolve, get rid of the Department of Energy and move some of those responsibilities back to the states. Department of Commerce, same thing. HUD, Housing and Urban Development, same thing. Department of Education. If you look at the decline of education, it started when the federal government got involved in it. That’s another agency.
I sure as shit hope people at the Department of Energy read books.
I would like to know how “the states” will take up the task of monitoring the nation’s nuclear power plants and maintaining our nuclear weapons stockpile which is the responsibility of the Department of Energy.
And why would you want to “devolve?”
I give up.
Earlier this week Rouzer also said we should elect Romney/Ryan so there will be “no more girly men” in control of our foreign policy.