Government Theory

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that:

“When you discover that you are riding a dead  horse, best strategy is to dismount " .

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 the 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 don't understand this theory, you haven't lived long enough.

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