This crap is not going to stop until the American people get off their butts and start doing something about it. Are we going to let these totalitarian creeps continue to run our lives this way? Will somebody please tell me what Article and Section of our Constitution or Congressional authority authorizes the Department of Energy to pull this kind of crap?
ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!Dan McGrath in Economics, Extremists, Global Warming 'Solutions', Loonies, Misguided Leaders Energy efficiency standards to expand scope of product confiscation
Washington Times Editorial
Ice makers are the latest target in the left’s ongoing war against the conveniences of modern life. Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a report that may condemn this essential household item to the contraband list that already includes functional light bulbs, toilets, washing machines and shower heads.
Those looking for an easy way to cool down their drinks with ice cubes are guilty of increasing their refrigerator’s energy consumption by about 12 to 20 percent. That’s unacceptable to global-warming alarmists at the Department of Energy (DOE) who are hard at work finalizing regulatory standards for the fridge. The proposed changes will increase prices by an estimated $2 billion per year, but DOE justifies this added expense by claiming consumers would save $37 in electricity costs over the lifetime of a typical side-by-side.
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