If only there was some way to make people pay for the electricity they use to power those “energy guzzling TVs”. I mean, it seems only fair that their usage of electricity be metered, and that they should have to pay more when they use more electricity.
But, as we all know, it’s not a good idea to let people choose for themselves how much electricity they should consume. We need the benevolent hand of government to guide us to righteousness. Because people in government aren’t morally weak humans like the rest of us. They’re incorruptible, angelic beings, with no longing for power or status. And they know what’s best for us.