Arizona is burning up; according to the Smithsonian Magazine, the state could be out of water in six years. (although the Smithsonian is federal and full of scientists so you can't trust them) So guess what Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona pushes through Congress: an amendment to the 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Act (H.R. 4923) prohibiting any federal spending for replacement of inefficient toilets. Or as he calls it, ending "cash for crappers."
Quoted in Contractormag, Gosar calls this money down the toilet.
My commonsense amendment saves taxpayer money and gets the federal government out of the business of subsidizing expensive toilet exchanges that yield highly questionable returns. If toilet exchange programs were as efficient as the EPA and Bureau of Reclamation claim, then such products would save so much money and water over time that they would sell themselves in the private market and wouldn’t need taxpayer subsidies. It’s time for the federal government to stop flushing taxpayer dollars down the toilet.
That might be because the water is so subsidized that by that same government that there is no incentive to change the toilet, but I bet Gosar would scream blue murder if anyone tried to do anything about that.
The Alliance for Water Efficiency is shocked.
This amendment would prohibit any federal funding for efficient toilet replacement programs, programs which clearly save both water and energy. In our view, passage of this amendment would hamper water efficiency program efforts needed to offset serious water shortages that are being declared in 40 out of 50 states.
What will Rep. Gosar flush his toilet with in six years?