The Dead Horse TheorySubmitted by dabooda on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 19:33
This may be the key to understanding the Federal Reserve -- and just about EVERYTHING the Federal Government does.
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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, the best strategy is to dismount."
However, in modern business, education and government, a whole range of far more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
1. Buying a stronger whip
2. Changing riders.
3. Threatening the horse with termination.
4. Appointing a committee to study the horse
5. Arranging to visit other countries to see how others ride dead horses.
6. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included
7. Re-classifying the dead horse as "living impaired."
8. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
9. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase the speed.
10. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance
11. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
12. 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.
13. Re-writing the expected performance requirements for all horses.
14. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position of hiring another horse.
Anyone want to add to the list?