Your government, that you depend upon to keep you safe in this “Free Trade” environment,where everything enters the country and precious-little leaves our country, has a little problem. Well, it’s not really your government’s problem. No sir. Now it’s yours. If you live in Florida or Louisiana and you installed drywall, chances are especially good that you are one of the suckers home owners they are talking to.
It seems that our bankers, the Chinese, have sold us a bill of goods. Again. This time it’s drywall. You know, the stuff that’s on all the walls and ceilings of your home, the place where you and your children live? Well the drywall is dangerous. So remove it, mmmmmmmkkkkayy? Get right on it. It should only cost you about $100k to gut those walls, so get on it.
The federal government on Friday instructed families with certain Chinese-made drywall to rid their homes of the material and replace electrical wiring, gas pipes and sprinkler systems.
Yes, you have been instructed. Oh, and one more thing: Our lax trade controls let this happen. But the cost is your problem. And if you don’t do it, this is what you have to look forward to:
The drywall has been linked to respiratory and electrical problems in thousands of new homes, primarily in Florida and Louisiana. Consumer advocates have argued that high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the drywall corrode electrical wires and create health risks.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is very concerned for you! Isn’t this the same group who had the special person to monitor the foreign toy industry, the one who seems to have a really special relationship with the Chinese, who declared that even though those Chinese toys had lead in them, their toys are really safe? I mean, really, really safe.
Nothing spells “I Feel Safe” like a Product Safety Commission that doesn’t bother preventing things and instead reacts when things get out of control. I know you feel better knowing that they are out there to tell you that you’ve been screwed again. Your pets were poisoned with melamine. No big deal. Your kids were poisoned with lead and their baby formulas contained melamine. No problem. In fact, we are now instructed that there is actually a safe level of melamine (euphemism for plastic) your baby can ingest. It’s what you do when a country owns your country financially.
Here are your instructions. Basically, it’s about gutting your home and paying for it out of your own suckered pocket. I know that the people affected by this problem are just thrilled to know that their government agencies are right there to help after yet another dangerous import made it to our shores
It’s nice to know that our government is reactive and rarely thinks ahead. Makes you feel safe. I haven’t read this bill because I already know that our special interest shills on Capitol Hill did just as good a job as they did on Credit Card Reform and Health Care Reform. In other words, there are probably enough leaks in that dike to put the Little Dutch Boy into a straight jacket.
However, your government is recommending that the IRS allow homeowners who have to gut their homes to deduct the cost from their taxes. I mean let’s face it, every middle class American can find use in deducting about $100k they will spend from their taxes when they pay a fraction of that in taxes. But it’s a great idea for America’s really wealthy “victims”! They are real sports, aren’t they?
It’s a good thing this didn’t happen on important Wall Street instead of in useless unimportant working Americans’ homes — or there would be a bailout!
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