01 Jul '11, 10pm

The Truth about the So-Called "Light Bulb Ban"

July 1, 2011 at 3:19PM by Jim DiPeso | comment A group of congressmen, including one Michele Bachmann, are backing legislation to repeal what they call the "light bulb ban." Which is sort of like proposing legislation to repeal the flying spaghetti monster. Like the "bulb ban," it exists only as the figment of vivid imaginations. Talk radio and its minions in Congress have been spreading a trope that in 2007, Congress adopted legislation to outlaw the familiar incandescent light bulb and to force consumers to buy those twirly-looking compact fluorescent lamps - a plot, they assert, to strip Americans of their freedom to buy any damn light bulb they please. Congress did pass energy legislation in 2007, by broad, bipartisan majorities. President George W. Bush signed it into law a day after Congress finished work on the bill. Beyond that, the rhetoric of the "bulb ban" crowd...

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