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Great News! Light Bulb Ban May Not Be Implemented

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Thursday, December 15, 2011, 10: 13 PM

The house Republicans have attached a rider to a shutdown-averting spending bill that will defund implementation of the incandescent light bulb ban set to go into effect on January 1st. The rider would prevent any action to enforce the light bulb until September 30th, and in heat of the election campaign Democrats may have a harder time supporting it so it could then be scrapped altogether. Hooray!

Gads, what will I do with all those cases of incandescent bulbs I’ve piled up in the attic? Well, it might be legal for me to sell’em. Of course, if everyone else has done what I have there’s not going to be much of a market for incandescent bulbs for a while even if they are legal.  I guess I’ll just use them, for the next 30 years.  That’s what I was going to do anyway.

Democrats are naturally fit to be tied over this. They’re practically predicting the end of the world if they don’t get their precious light bulb ban. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee that approved the original language, showed off his leftist/statist colors when he said, “What can I say? If we can solve the energy problem with the outcome on the light bulb, America would be a great place.”

Nobody with a brain really believes the lowly little light bulb is going “solve the energy problem.” American’s “energy problem” has one simple solution: vote out Obama and as many other Democrats as possible next November. The light bulb ban reveals the liberal character for all to see. They so desperately want to control the lives of other people they are willing to do anything, even make stupid statements about light bulbs, to get their way. We are now at the point in this country when even light bulbs are political issues. That means everything is political.

UPDATE: Senate Democrats were set to got to the mat on this, but it now looks they’ve started to give up on it. Yeah! for Democrats, first sensible thing they’ve done in a long while.


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