It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. "Turn off the lights, the party is over"....the late Dandy Don Merideth would sing this on Monday Night Football. Well now Congress has passed a law (signed by Bush) that will ban the incandescent light bulb (100watt) and FORCE everyone to use the new CFL(compact fluorescent lamps) bulbs. Oh EPA, alas I hardly knew ya.
Apologies to Thomas Edison.
Yes the new bulbs will save money over time. So what? Why is it the government's business to tell us what we can or can't spend on a light bulb? Why does the government care about impeding choice?
Does the Free Market matter to anyone anymore? Do you care? Let the market decide what the people want to use. If it cleans the air, saves money...then won't the market start buying these new bulbs (which buy the way are far more expensive)? Well they've been around for several years and people aren't buying them. Why? Because they cost to much..they are dangerous...and they don't look as nice when lighting up a room (the light that is).
I've had one that I use on my porch. Actually the truth is, I've replaced it 4 times since they easily burned out. Apparently they can't be used outdoors, or on garage door openers, or even on dimmer lights. Of course when they break, the powder will kill your pets, and you shouldn't touch it. Never mind you need a special place to dispose of these things. Not like anyone is going to ever mistakenly put them in the trash. Heaven forbid. Maybe people that do that should be arrested?
Arrested? What? Well that's what is what you are telling me you want with these new bulbs. When you FORCE people to do something, you are telling them to obey or be arrested. What a nice new law. Thank you republicans and George Bush for caving in to the leftist green lobbyists.
The government in its infinite wisdom, will tell you what kind of lighting is best for you. When it comes to congress, the lights are on but nobody is home. I'm off to the hardware store to buy 100 incandescent bulbs. DON'T TELL ANYONE!
Maybe I'll be on that Hoarders TV show? ... "Libertarian Light Bulb Hoarders"