Obama Sides With Bush In Spy Case
As someone else who indirectly pays for it, it might be more than it costs of it was private, but at least everyone has access to it, and uses it. No one is scared to call the doctor for fear that the problems will be too expensive.
California Proposes to Ban Incandescent Lightbulbs
I doubt that the heating load in California is very high, and for most of the months of the year, is probably 0. You don't actually want that excess heat then, because that increases your cooling load