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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    But this is what happened. Energy efficiency standards were set for lightbulbs. Some older technology incandescent bulbs can't meet this standard, but newer incandescent bulbs are able to and CFL/LED bulbs meet it easily.
    Yes, that is what the tyrants did.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If your definition of tyranny includes energy efficiency standards I don't know what the hell to tell you. It must suck to think every aspect of your life is already controlled tyrannically. My God man, the government even tells you that your car must have seat belts installed. The horror. Did you know that Big Government also decides what time it is? You're also legally prevented from selling people orange juice contaminated by lead... how awful.
    Tyranny!!!
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Okay, from now on we only use candles!

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    It seems saner heads prevailed.

    Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.

    That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown.


    Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban - Washington Times

    Not a good day to be Jeffrey Immelt.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    It seems saner heads prevailed.

    Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.

    That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown.


    Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban - Washington Times

    Not a good day to be Jeffrey Immelt.


    A win for the troglodytes at the expense of the environment that we all depend on. Yeah................???
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    A win for the troglodytes at the expense of the environment that we all depend on. Yeah................???
    Why can't the free market decide on what it wants to use?
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Why can't the free market decide on what it wants to use?
    And now if hotels would only put some real bulbs in their room lights, guests might be able to read without a flashlight.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    It seems saner heads prevailed.

    Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.

    That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown.


    Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban - Washington Times

    Not a good day to be Jeffrey Immelt.
    Glad to hear this. Now my mom can stop hoarding filament light bulbs. Last time I checked, which was a few months back, she had over 200.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Why can't the free market decide on what it wants to use?
    the free market is often ignorant and that is why so much cheap crap is sold to them.....China survives by selling us cheap crap...our economy suffers becuase we buy cheap crap,....we waste our money on cheap crap and don't have any left to buy health insurance....I could go on....consumers are often so ignorant that it borders on stupid.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    the free market is often ignorant and that is why so much cheap crap is sold to them.....China survives by selling us cheap crap...our economy suffers becuase we buy cheap crap,....we waste our money on cheap crap and don't have any left to buy health insurance....I could go on....consumers are often so ignorant that it borders on stupid.
    That's the great thing about this country, people are free to make stupid and ignorant decisions..........like pouring $500 million into an already failed solar panel company.

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