Pelosi's composting program was costing taxpayers $475,000 a year

What a waste of money.

Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif., announced this week that he's ordered an end to the Pelosi-championed composting program in the House of Representatives. The chairman of the House Administration Committee said an internal review of the program showed it wasn't living up to expectations.
"After a thorough review of the House's composting operations, I have concluded that it is neither cost-effective nor energy-efficient to continue the program," Lungren said in a written statement, claiming the composting was costing taxpayers $475,000 a year.
The decision is a symbolic but disappointing one for Democrats who pushed the composting as a pillar of Pelosi's "Green the Capitol" initiative. Under Pelosi, Styrofoam and plastic materials were discontinued in House eateries, replaced by biodegradable alternatives. The House then shipped its biodegradable waste to a composting site in Maryland. . . .



Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

One would think that if one utilised all of the male bovine fecal matter that Congress generates on a daily basis, one could grow a very fine garden indeed. I just cannot understand why anyone would be suprised that Pelosi managed to foul up the program!

1/26/2011 10:48 AM  
Blogger Chas said...

"...the biodegradable utensils kept falling apart while people were trying to eat."

Markie Marxist sez: "Communist consumer goods never enjoyed a good reputation in the former Soviet Union either. We were never really able to solve that problem and I see that the problem persisted under Pelosi. I guess it's over now, though it's too bad that we couldn't sustain the inefficiency of the "green economy" thing. It had so much promise to move America towards more government control, less freedom, and 100% taxation. Green was the new Red, but we may have to come up with a new color for totalitarianism now.”

1/26/2011 5:13 PM  

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