If this bill passes, who knows what will happen next? Maybe they'll start inspecting homes for indoor plumbing:
Let me introduce you to a little section of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill called the "Building Energy Performance Labeling Program". It's section 304 of the bill and it says, basically, that your house belongs to the state. See, the Federal Government really wants a country full of energy-efficient homes, so much so that the bill mandates that new homes be 30 percent more energy efficient than the current building code on the very day the law is signed. That efficiency goes up to 50 percent by 2014 and only goes higher from there, all the way to 2030. That, by the way, is not merely a target but a requirement of the law. New homes must reach those efficiency targets no matter what.
ARRRRGGGGHHHHH, this will kill an industry that died in a speculative bubble needs to build more suburban McMansions! And the government is going to own your home and inspect it regularly, and...oh wait...retrofitting homes for energy efficiency is voluntary? And they'll even give you half the money it cost you to retrofit? Unbelievable! The socialist Democrat dictatorship won't even pay homeowners more than the costs they save from voluntary energy efficiency upgrades.