Educating the Ignorant
- Dec 19, 2008
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How Obama is Invading Your Home | Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Obama administration isn't satisfied giving the American public vast things we don't want — from stimulus packages to bailouts to ObamaCare: It's a small-scale nuisance, too — witness its attempt to redesign home appliances.
Just weeks after taking office, the president ordered the Energy Department to speed up the process of issuing harsh new energy-efficiency standards for appliances.
In the pipeline are dumb regulations for almost everything that plugs in or fires up in your home.
In nearly every case, consumers who want more efficient appliances — or those compact fluorescent light bulbs — are free to buy them. Energy-use labels tell you everything you need to know to make comparisons. All the federal rules do is is to force the government's preferred choice on everyone.
Once again, a government agencies unaccountable to the masses shoving crap down our throats.