06 Sep '11, 5pm

Don’t tell Bachmann, but lightbulb standards were a Republican idea

Republicans have been whining about the Obama administration’s liberty-squashing decision to phase out inefficient incandescent bulbs in favor of CFLs, LEDs, and (surprise!) more efficient incandescent bulbs. But (double surprise!) the idea of requiring efficient lightbulbs sprang fully formed from the head of a Republican, Michigan Rep. Fred Upton. Not only did Republicans come up with the idea, but back in 2007, President Bush signed into law a bill mandating the new standards. But none of that matters, because Michele Bachamann doesn't like saving money on her electric bill. So blame the Democrats!

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-09-06-dont-tell-bachmann-b...

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