Friday, July 11, 2014

Ryan, Duffy and Ribble vote against Energy Efficiency and Water saving Toilets.

From Roll Call, another look at what the U.S. will look like under Republican control.
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

See, Republicans are trying to manage the country by passing laws, like they're always telling us. They're making sure we don’t keep up with other industrialized nations moving forward:
1. Slashes funding for renewable energy programs in the Department of Energy by more than $100 million, while boosting funding for coal and other fossil fuels.
 2. Prevents the Energy Department from using appropriated funds for its climate model development and validation program -- an amendment from Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.). Gosar said his amendment "is not about making a statement on climate change or the validity of climate science," but about "restoring fiscal responsibility and efficiency to federal spending.
Too bad that same efficiency isn't allowed for everyday people like me, who pay a monthly water bill:
Slashes funding for a federal program that provides incentives for swapping low-efficiency toilets for higher-efficiency models. Gosar also offered this amendment, axing what he dubbed the "Cash for Crappers" program.
Real cute and sarcastic, but dumb. After I swapped out my old toilets for new ones (3), I saved between $50 to $60 a month…that’s a month. Gosar sure is “restoring fiscal responsibility and efficiency to spending” alright. 

Voting for this partisan regressive mess? Paul Ryan, Sean Duffy, Reid Ribble. Way to go guys.

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