Porker of the Month
EPA to Test Monitor Shower Use
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy Porker of the Month for her agency’s creepy plan to monitor the hotel shower habits of millions of Americans. The EPA’s $15,000 grant to the University of Tulsa “aims to develop a novel low cost wireless device for monitoring water use from hotel guest room showers. This device will “…wirelessly transmit hotel guest water usage data to a central hotel accounting system.” While the shower grant is certainly not the EPA’s most expensive example of government waste, it is both the most recent and extremely obnoxious. Administrator McCarthy requested a 6 percent, or $452 million, increase in the EPA’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2016, perhaps to implement the 27,854 pages of regulations issued by the EPA since the beginning of 2009. “Even ‘Big Brother’ did not watch what people were doing in the shower,” said CAGW President Tom Schatz. For her agency’s unremitting and invasive use of taxpayer dollars to intrude on the personal habits of Americans, EPA Administrator “Big Sister” McCarthy is the March Porker of the Month. Read more about the Porker of the Month.