Biden Doesn’t Want Us To Have Nice Things
I & I Editorial Board
July 21, 2021
We imagine tens of millions of Americans want to clean up after a day at work struggling to earn enough to keep up with the Biden inflation. But a quick shower under a healthy stream is another luxury the White House wants to take away from Americans.
The current administration announced last week that it intends to force low-flow showerheads on the country that popularized showering, overriding an effort by the Trump administration to give consumers more options and reining in a government that believes it has no boundaries.
Donald Trump, like so many of the rest of us, had grown weary of the trickling drip from showerheads that caused us to stay in the shower longer so we could thoroughly rinse ourselves. His Department of Energy proposed to change the 2013 federal rule that set a limit on water flowing through shower heads to 2.5 gallons per minute, a flow rate that was initially established by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1992 — signed into law by President “kinder and gentler” George H.W. Bush
Had the revision gone through, the 2.5 GMP limit would have been applied to each individual nozzle in a shower head, rather than an entire head or unit, as was defined under the Obama administration, allowing for a greater flow of water. This is what many consumers wanted. They said so when they bought shower heads with multiple nozzles that were made to work around the 1992 rule.
A conservationist told the media the Trump rule could have allowed shower heads to put out “10, 15 gallons per minute.” The Biden administration, though, says we just can’t have that.