It looks like the GOP leadership is going to do right on the stupid light bulb ban, enacted back during the Bush administration. On January 1 100 watt incandescent bulbs will become illegal, with lower wattages to follow. It’s an inane infringement of consumer choice.
House Republicans are finally ready to make good on their promise to stay the execution of incandescent light bulbs.
After months of fiery rhetoric from the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, GOP sponsors of the legislation confirmed they’re on track for a floor vote Monday on a bill that stops the federally mandated transition to more eco-friendly home lighting.
The issue might seem small to denizens of Washington, but real people care. Observed Quin Hillyer:
People are watching. People are PASSIONATE about this issue. There are people who will literally stay home from elections, rather than voting for Republicans, if Congress is too feckless to act on it. What people in the Beltway STILL don’t understand is that what drives so much of the anger in the hinterlands isn’t the huge things Washington does wrong, but the endless accumulation of “little things” that mess with our lives and annoy the living $&^%#&*^$*^#$* out of us.
The real test will be how many Democrats vote for repeal. How many of them are willing to break with the party’s enthusiasm for inserting government into even the dark recesses of our homes?
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