Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Federal Mandate... $50.00 Light Bulb for 2012

The government's ban of the current 100 watt incandescent light bulb takes effect in January 2012.  The price of a replacement  LED bulb is expected to be $50.00 a bulb.  In January the traditional incandescent bulbs will be pulled from the store shelves. By 2014 the mandate will extend to bulbs with power ratings as low as 40 watts.  

It's all good since Obama is in office.  He and his friends know what is best  for morons like you and me.  Just dig deeper into your pocket if you need light to see in the dark.



  1. The Energy Independence and National Security Act was signed into law, not by the “nanny state loving socialist Obama,” but by Republican free market champion George W. Bush. When President Bush signed the bill into law on December 19, 2007, he praised the energy efficiency standards, “The bill also includes revisions to improve energy efficiency in lighting and appliances. It adopts elements of the executive order I signed requiring federal agencies to lead by example in efficiency and renewable energy use.”

    This bill came into being as the legislative response to George W. Bush’s Twenty in Ten challenge during his 2007 State of the Union. In the address, Bush called on the United States to improve fuel economy, and increase alternative fuels. His goal was to cut gasoline consumption by 20% in 10 years. All of the current right wing outrage over light bulbs is due to a proposal by their own Republican president. It was their idea. Instead of trying to pass this plan off as Democratic big government, they need to look in the mirror. If they don’t like the new bulbs, they should be blaming themselves, not Obama or the Democrats.

  2. The current administration has the power to stop The Energy Independence and National Security Act but they won't. As to Bush, He was not a conservative and we were not blind supporters of him.

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