House GOP Set To Repeal Incandescent Bulb Ban...

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Vote to repeal ban on incandescent bulbs

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  1. YES kill the ban- gimme my oldie bulbs!!

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  2. NO- CFLs!! today tomorrow forever ( starting in 2012)

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  1. LibocalypseNow
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    Hey i'm really starting to like this Republican House of Representatives. It feels good to be proud of the Republican Party. It's been awhile...


    Republican House members are preparing themselves to take a stand to save the incandescent light bulb.

    Monday, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2417, the Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act, a bill to repeal the federal ban on the incandescent light bulb, contained in a 2007 energy law.

    Sponsored by Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton, the bill would protect Americans’ ability to use the kind of light bulbs they want and not be forced to use mercury containing light sources such as compact fluorescent lights.

    “This is about more than just energy consumption, it is about personal freedom. Voters sent us a message in November that it is time for politicians and activists in Washington to stop interfering in their lives and manipulating the free market,” Barton said. “The light bulb ban is the perfect symbol of that frustration. People don’t want Congress dictating what light fixtures they can use.”

    Texas Republican Rep. Michael Burgess and Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn joined Barton and 12 other Republicans to reintroduce the bill in early 2011.

    “These are the kinds of regulations that make the American people roll their eyes,” said Blackburn. “It is typical of a ‘big Washington’ solution to a non-existent problem. In this case it manifests itself as an overreach into every American home, one that ships good jobs overseas and infuriates the American consumer.” (FEMA faces House heat for taking over flood insurance policies)

    Come Monday, Americans may be one step closer to having absolute freedom in their light source choices.

    “Traditional incandescent bulbs are cheap and reliable. Alternatives, including the most common replacement Compact Fluorescent Lights or CFL’s, are more expensive and health hazards – so why force them on the American people?” said Barton. “From the health insurance you’re allowed to have, to the car you can drive, to the light bulbs you can buy, Washington is making too many decisions that are better left to you and your family.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/08/house-gop-set-to-repeal-incandescent-bulb-ban/
     
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    Sherry You're not the boss of me Supporting Member

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    Obama will veto. Won't get past committee in the Senate.
     
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    Yea that is likely. But hopefully there are some Democrats who still believe in personal Freedom & Liberty. I'm still holding out hope on that. I guess we'll see though.
     
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    With all the problems we face, the GOP is focused on light bulbs. Ain't that swell.

    Joe "The Free Marketer" Barton shouldn't be using free market arguments, especially after he voted yes for the auto bailout, cash for clunkers, agricultural subsidies, banning internet gambling, among other things. Yet, this goon parades around and uses the free market for incandescent light bulbs.

    This is just more GOP dumbass talking points.
     
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    I don't know Barton's voting record completely but i'll take your word on that. I can only speak for myself. I don't agree with his votes on those other issues but i do agree with him on this. Government Banning light bulbs and forcing Citizens to buy a particular light bulb just isn't right. It's a ridiculous Government over-reach. Let the People decide for themselves which light bulb they want to use. This should not be a Government issue at all.
     
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    The ban was probably one of the stupidest laws in human history; it was the Jar Jar Binks of laws
     
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    Jobs, jobs, jobs...LOL!! Pubs will protect your freedom to be screwed by the rich, and keep industry innovation free, shrinking, outsourcing and avoiding their taxes...
     
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    What other things "shouldn't" the government restrict your right to buy?

    Kiddie porn?
    LAWS Rockets?
    Thermal Nuclear Devices?
    Slaves?

    Do tell..
     
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    I just find it odd that a man who voted for the Patriot Act, the REAL ID Act, and the creation of the TSA is fighting for our "freedoms".
     

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