Under the broad banner of "health," the federal government not only is telling Americans what to eat, it's also telling us to make our homes safer.
This week, the Obama administration released a "bold new vision for addressing the nation's health and economic burdens caused by preventable hazards associated with the home."
Yup. That mold, lousy heat, radon--it's killing you. So you're going to damn well fix it up!
...HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says the federal government must do "everything we can to ensure that individuals and families have a healthy place to call home." He said the strategy "will help the federal government unify action (on) controlling and preventing major housing-related exposures and hazards."
We can't wait.
And as usual, MommyGummint will evade direct responsibility for any expenses! So, the Feds will:
--Establish healthy homes recommendations (homes should be dry, clean, pest-free, safe, contaminant-free, well-ventilated, and well-maintained and thermally controlled);
--Encourage adoption of healthy homes recommendations (federal, state and local regulations)
And, of course, spend a boatload of money:
--Create and support training and workforce development to address health hazards in housing (train people for new jobs in green energy and construction);
-- Educate the public about healthy homes (advertising campaigns telling Americans how their homes ought to be)
-- Support research that advances healthy housing in a cost-effective manner (taxpayer-funded grants to study the problem).
Sure, because God forbid we should try to stem the rise of health care costs by reducing the effects of carcinogens or allergens or the risks of injury.
After defense, what's the single biggest and fastest growing expense for our nation?
Defense is spelled out as a Constitutional requirement. Try again, cum stain.
Is part of that requirement that we should have a larger military than the next ten countries combined? Missed that part.
Yes, wet fart, defense is spelled out in the Constitution, but not to the exclusion of everything else.
The Postal Service is also constitutionally mandated, just like the guns. When you gonna speak up for Postman Jones like you do for Smith and Wesson?
I use the barrel of my snubnose to open letters from the IRS proposing higher adjustments to my tax returns. And to discourage wingnuts from pooping on my property.
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