12 Mar '12, 9pm

Meet the Super-Efficient LED Light Bulb the Tea Party Wants You to Hate

Meet the Super-Efficient LED Light Bulb the Tea Party Wants You to Hate

This LED bulb gives off warm, incandescent-like light, lasts 30 years, and is super-efficient (10-watt instead of 60-watt). Parts will be manufactured in America, it will create American jobs, and will save Americans money. America! But the right is bashing it. Why? This is how a meme is dressed up for the Tea Party: 1. A respectable news outlet like the Washington Post runs a story with a decidedly politicized headline (Government-subsidized green light bulb carries costly price tag ) and skewed take on the subject matter: a $50 light bulb. 2. A distressingly erroneous claim is made in said article: That buying the efficient light bulb is more expensive than using inefficient incandescents. In an infographic, the piece claimed that over its lifetime, the LED bulb would cost 5$ more than regular bulbs. 3. Conservative-baiting statements are included (emphasis mine): "the e...

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