Government solutions to the dead horse issue

The tribal wisdom of the Plains Indians, passed on from generation to generation, states “When you discover you are riding a dead horse, the 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 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


  1. I agree with Billy. Sad days indeed for our country. Lets hope our country can elect a real man to run the country next time.

  2. I disagree with Billy. “Government Intelligence” has always been an oxymoron and always will be. The “right now” portion of Billy’s comment is that with which I am opposed.

  3. One more government solution would be to glue feathers to the dead horse and kick it off the cliff thus claiming they’ve increased the horse’s speed infinitely.

    • it never got off the ground actually because of the software and testing – – she- they wanted daily weekly control thus had to rescuer it daily rather than have secure (for us) end to end testing so no one could break security – even her. They are still lying and because people are so ignorant and these Political elite are so protected by the congressional dummies loyal dogs all they have to do is throw them a bone or give um a pat on the head once in awhile they vote in line with their owner Obama their master.

  4. Yeah! This reminds me of one of my Reagan favorites: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

    • Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

      –H. L. Mencken, (1880-1956) , A Little Book in C major (1916) ; later published in A Mencken Crestomathy (1949).

    • Yes, sadly, in a lot of ways that is true. Really ticks me off (putting it nicely). But I am still glad that I exercised my Right to vote. It’s those that didn’t that need a swift kick to their posteriors.

  5. How about:
    1- Hiring some therapists to console the horse pertaining to his alleged living status.
    2 – Hiring a voting assistant to get the dead horse to the polls for the Democrats.
    3 – Employing a team of civil servants to move his legs for him. Note: Added benefit of growing government and getting more out of them before they croak.
    4 – Hiring David Copperfield to use camera angles to make the horse appear living. Note: Avoid the teleprompter please.


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