Monday, January 24, 2011

Liberal Policy Irony of the Day

When Nanny Pelosi took over as Speaker of the House she wanted to "green" the buildings to make our government more energy efficient as well as to show it saved money.  Today it was announced that the composting program that has been in effect since 2006 will be stopped. 

"After a thorough review of the House’s composting operations, I have concluded that it is neither cost effective nor energy efficient to continue the program. While I am suspending this program because it is costly and increases energy consumption, I would like to assure the House community that this Committee will continue to evaluate all components of House operations and will work with the appropriate agencies to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices when feasible.”

A spokesman from Pelosi office stated:

"Obviously, it is disappointing to see this important component of the program suspended,” said Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi. “The commercial food composting industry has not fully developed yet, and we would hope that when a closer commercial composting site opens and more competition brings down costs, the program would be reinstituted.”

As long as it remains less energy efficient and more expensive there won't be any competition.  See, that is how the free market works.  There is no market to do something that is expensive and inefficient, unless of course the US Government is involved. 

1 comment:

The Conservative Lady said...

And heaven knows how many more liberal programs can be cut for being expensive and inefficient.

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