Will The Light Bulb Ban Inspire A Conversion?

November 29, 2010 05:09

The ban makes fools of the American people who willingly succumb to such nonsense from Washington, DC.

By Luminus Maximus at American Thinker

Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) campaigning to advance his chances in ascending the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee now says he’d open hearings to reconsider the phase out of incandescent light bulbs.

And a good move for Upton to seek some conservative creds, given the testosterone offered by his rival Joe Barton (R-TX). Maneuvering to keep his top spot for the Republicans on Energy &Commerce, it was Barton, knowing how to push all of the red buttons, who in October introduced a bill to repeal the light bulb ban in its entirety.

While late to the party, Upton finally figured out that the incandescent ban is the perfect symbol for the Tea Party victors on Nov. 2 showing how government busy-bodies and central planning minders have imposed another idiotic, costly and unwarranted strip mining of consumer choice. This time justified by dubious energy savings while ignoring economic hardships to be borne by incandescent factory workers and fixed income seniors. And shall I mention once again the environmental hazards of those dreaded CFL alternatives?


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