The “Green Games Act?” Gimme a break!

Having solved all the country’s problems, congress and our dear comrade leader want to save energy wasted by leaving video game consoles powered on. I SHIT YOU NOT. (more here)

Game consoles left on continuously can consume up to $160 worth of electricity each year, twice as much as modern refrigerators, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., told colleagues on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that collectively the consoles consume 16 billion kilowatt hours of power each year.

Menendez’s Green Gaming Act could save more than half of that electricity if it leads to mandates for more efficient game components and consoles that automatically shut down after 30 minutes or an hour of non-use, said Steven Nadel, director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

Maybe they should create a Green Gaming Commission with lots of federal bureaucrats to address this horrific problem that threatens the country. Then they could create a tax that takes that $160 per year from you wasteful gamers and gives it to “the poor” who don’t have gaming consoles.

So, turn off those Xboxes, Playstations, and Wiis you wasteful louts – before the government does it for you!

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