Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Let There be Light!

One of the most egregious and unconstitutional acts of the Pelosi congress was the passage of the "Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007".  This bill, despite its Orwellian name, will actually ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs by 2014.  This law needs to be repealed immediately.  It must be one of the most pressing priorities for the new GOP controlled House.  If the Democrats Senate and Obama attempt to oppose its repeal, let us hang it around their necks in 2012.

Thankfully, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann has once again taken the lead by introducing H.R. 849, "The Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act".  This bill would repeal the provisions of the 2007 energy bill that set energy-efficiency standards for incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and labeling standards.

This is an issue that is good policy and good politics for Republicans.  While there are many echo freaks out there, they are far from a majority of the nation.  Incandescent light bulbs are also a lot cheaper than those curly mercury bulbs and most people will not acquiesce to higher costs for such a mundane item.  Let's defeat yet another regressive act of the progressives. 

Call your House and Senate members and ask them to co-sponsor HR 849 and let there be light!



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