(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday to unveil new light fixtures in the House cafeteria. The light fixtures cost $140,000 and will take almost 10 years to pay off in saved energy.
Ayers said that the price had come down from $800 per fixture to $300, meaning that the lights would theoretically pay for themselves in less than 10 years, due to estimated reductions in electricity usage.
“I think this fixture was $800 a year ago, and it’s now just over $300, so in one year that’s a pretty significant savings – which allows us to begin using this kind of equipment and technology, because we’re able to get a good return on investment. At $800 a fixture we can’t get a good return on investment, but when it gets down to $300 – and I’m sure it will go even lower – we’re able to get a good return on investment.
You've gotta love that Government logic—This cost that we didn't need to spend is now a little bit over half of what it was a year ago, so why not just jump in and spend spend spend right this second?
That MacBook Pro I've been eyeballing (but don't need) was $5,000 last year, but is now available for the low-low price of $3,000—so I just HAD to buy it.
The good news is that Washington is well on its way to spending our nation into oblivion within the next two years—Just think of all the savings you'll get when the last light in Congress goes out for good.