Truth #19: Federal Government: If It Works, We’ll Replace It
What the bill does: Provides taxpayer resources, $1.8 billion between 2011 and 2013 and then “such sums as may be necessary,” to establish a program to be known as the “Best-in-Class Appliances Deployment Program.” This money provides bonus payments to retailers or distributors of household appliances that have been designated as “Best-in-Class” for demonstrating greater energy efficiency than other models. The bill also provides bounties to retailers and manufacturers for the replacement and recycling of older low-efficiency products and premium awards to manufacturers for developing new “Superefficient Best-in-Class Products.” (H.R. 2454, Sec. 214, p. 467)
What this means for Americans: With the federal debt quickly approaching $13 trillion, the Democrat national energy tax will spend more than $1.8 billion to replace working appliances with “best in class” appliances. The American people do not want Washington to pay for everyone’s kitchen makeover – they want fiscal discipline in Washington.
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