Monday, August 24, 2009

Our Efficient Government at Work

Like most of you, I have a "setback" control on my thermostat at home that automatically adjusts the temperature when no one is home and at night. Its a great energy saving device.

Remember when Obama was lecturing us that we can't keep our thermostats at
“72 degrees at all times?”

It turns out that our own government, you know the one who is constantly trying to tell us how to live our lives, can't manage this simple device.

But the hilarious (pathetic?) side of the story is that the Department that I am specifically referring to guessed it....The Department of Energy.

I kid you not. Tucked away in the Sunday Houston Chronicle on page A26, at the bottom corner, is the story of how an audit showed that the Dept. of energy failed to use that energy saving device in it's federal buildings (35 of them to be exact), wasting more than $11.5 million in energy costs. This is enough energy to power more than 9,800 homes each year.

The irony of this should highlight the inefficiency of our government and remind us of why there should be limited government.