Democrats to Turn Light Off On 60 and 40 Watt Light Bulb Freedom
by Betty Butter • 14 December, 2013
Welcome to America where it will be illegal to manufacture 40 and 60 Watt light bulbs at the beginning of 2014. You can thank the Democrats for this insane law. And don’t think it doesn’t involve crony capitalism, because now GE and other light bulb manufacturers hope to make a killing by selling you more expensive bulbs.
Notice how the article below blames former President Bush, not mentioning that in 2007 there was a Democratic Congress and Senate at that time.
From WKRG.com (by CNN):
Light bulb manufacturers will cease making traditional 40 and 60-watt light bulbs — the most popular in the country — at the start of 2014.
This comes after the controversial phasing out of incandescent 75 and 100-watt light bulbs at the beginning of 2013. In their place will be halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs and high efficiency incandescents — which are just regular incandescents that have the filament wrapped in gas. All are significantly more expensive than traditional light bulbs, but offer significant energy and costs savings over the long run. (Some specialty incandescents — such as three-way bulbs — will still be available.)
The end of old light bulbs will likely anger some consumers that are already faced with higher prices for a variety of goods. But it will also tick off tea party activists since the ban is the result of the final phase of government-mandated efficiency standards.
The rules were signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007. They are designed to address gross inefficiencies with old light bulbs — only 10% of the energy they use is converted into light, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which has a handy fact sheet about the changes. The rest is wasted as heat.
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