Joe Biden’s new washing machine regulations simply stink

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Americans have been very willing to spend more and suffer inconveniences to help curtail “climate change.”

The question is just how far Americans are willing to go and if these changes even pass the smell test.

But Joe Biden’s new washing machine regulations simply stink.

The mad rush to bow at the altar of “Gang Green” is spinning out of control.

And if this latest Biden maneuver cycles through, things are about to get worse.

Less water, longer washing cycles, dirtier clothes

Cincinnati firefighter Ed Wallace thought he was doing a good thing when he bought a high efficiency Whirlpool washing machine.

Instead, he came to regret the decision almost immediately. 

The machine used less water, and as it turned out, not enough to clean Wallace’s work clothes.

Unfortunately for Wallace, his fellow firefighters at the firehouse quickly took notice. 

“I walked past my guys and they say, ‘Dude, you stink!'” Wallace said. “I smelled myself, and yeah, that’s me stinking.”

Welcome to the New World Order.

The world is in a “climate change” crisis so bad they’ve had to switch their predicted dates for when the earth would end. 

They’ve even removed foreboding tweets and posts with dire predictions that never came true.

But Americans continue to accept all the “green” technology they shove at the public.

Joe Biden pushing stinky situation on millions of Americans

Now Joe Biden wants all of us to be like Ed Wallace.

Biden’s Energy Department has proposed new efficiency standards for washing machines requiring new appliances to use considerably less water, all in an effort to “confront the global climate crisis.” 

The proposed mandates would force manufacturers to be responsible for changes that would reduce cleaning performance to ensure their machines comply.

They’ll also make the appliances more expensive and laundry day a headache for any American who does their own washing.

Under the proposed new regulations, each cycle will take longer, the detergent will cost more, and in the end, the clothes will be less clean. 

The proposed washing machine rule is just the latest example of the Biden administration turning on the American consumer to advance its radical climate change goals. 

Last month, the Energy Department released a well-published and circulated analysis of its proposed cooking appliance efficiency regulations. 

It found the new regulations would effectively ban at least half of all gas stoves on the American market.

This did not go over well with the American people and left the Democrats and “green” activists scrambling to say it wasn’t really true.

The Department of Energy even admits it

 The Energy Department has also proposed new efficiency standards for refrigerators, which could come into effect as soon as 2027. 

“Collectively these energy efficiency actions … support President Biden’s ambitious clean energy agenda to combat the climate crisis,” the Energy Department said.

And its own washing machine proposed regulations admit that “maintaining acceptable cleaning performance can be more difficult as energy and water levels are reduced.” 

Yet the Department, in classic out-of-touch federal bureaucracy fashion, expressed confidence that appliance manufacturers can comply with its regulations without sacrificing stain removal and other performance standards. 

Of course, that’s not how it works.

As Heritage Foundation’s Travis Fisher put it, “When you’re squeezing all you can out of the efficiency in terms of electricity use and water … you by definition either make the appliance worse or slower. Why are we so focused on the energy output, as opposed to if it’s helping me wash my clothes? That standard has kind of gone off the rails.”

And as all the new “green” regulations do, the Energy Department’s washing machine regulations will hurt low-income households the most by eliminating cheaper appliances from the market. 

The Energy Department’s own estimates show that manufacturers will incur some $700 million in costs to transition to the new machines.

The Clinton administration established the country’s first washing machine energy and water efficiency standards back in 2001. 

Those Clinton standards led to “ruined laundry, ongoing maintenance, and service calls,” prompting Whirlpool to release a cleaning product “specifically designed to address moldy washing machines,” according to George Washington University’s Sofie Miller.

The tightening of those already bad standards “could put performance at risk,” but is unlikely to provide “meaningful energy savings,” the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers said.

They point out that most appliances “now operate at peak efficiency.”

But don’t worry. 

Joe Biden will soon fix that.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.