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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    You'll note, the ban has been rescinded.
    The new standards implementation was delayed until October of 2012, if that is what you mean by rescinded.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    No, it doesn't.
    Your posts are proof that it does.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The government is trillions of dollars in debt, will not stop spending, and you feel they are concerned about "future generations"??? That does not compute!

    And you want the government to decide what's best for the marketplace rather than the American consumer??

    And what "unregulated market"? There are so many regulations that a start up business now is almost impossible, and only friends of the government with their crony capitalism, like Solyndra, GM, and many others, can make a go of it.

    No wonder businesses are moving out of the States with this craziness going on.
    It is only 80,000 plus regulations. But don't worry. We have two and a half million busybody bureaucrats dreaming new ways to strangle any surviving American businesses. Eventually every company that can leave will leave.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    It is only 80,000 plus regulations. But don't worry. We have two and a half million busybody bureaucrats dreaming new ways to strangle any surviving American businesses. Eventually every company that can leave will leave.
    Somalia would be the dream state, hardly any public health regulations whatsoever!
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by satnightpoly View Post
    but the federal government exists to address issues that can't be resolved at a local level and/or of national importance. The environment is a shared good and it is definitely the federal govs duty to protect that resource.
    The use of light bulbs is so complex that it can't be handled at a local level? It's of national importance? I think you're overstating the case..

    I still disagree that the debt debate is germane to the conversation. So many people are mad about our nation's economic woes that they are broadly denouncing the government as wholly bad; it isn't. I agree that our government is too big, but there are some things you need a government for.
    It is bad. And huge bad governments, trying to over control the population, is not a good thing. Right now it's light bulbs and that suits you. But it will stop there. Mattress inspectors are also here to stay until some common sense takes hold.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Somalia would be the dream state, hardly any public health regulations whatsoever!
    It's either Somalia or nothing?

    So lt the government have its way with light bulbs, mattress inspectors, and no gardens in the front yard or its Somalia redux.

    There is no reason to become hysterical over light bulbs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    It is only 80,000 plus regulations. But don't worry. We have two and a half million busybody bureaucrats dreaming new ways to strangle any surviving American businesses. Eventually every company that can leave will leave.
    And they are certainly being welcomed elsewhere. At one time the US would compete for companies and businesses. Now they discourage them, thinking perhaps there is a "Third Way". Or perhaps a fourth. Who really knows anymore?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    When we were kids, not knowing better, we used to roll the mercury around in our hands from a broken thermometer, with no ill effects. Glad we didn't try eating it!
    way back, they thought it would cure VD, and drank it....
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Somalia would be the dream state, hardly any public health regulations whatsoever!
    Why do you continue to practice the Obamaism of hyperbolic liberal rhetoric? No one here wants America to become a Somalia which is not a dream state. You are just being ridiculous like the extreme leftwing President.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Somalia would be the dream state, hardly any public health regulations whatsoever!
    Some people are ill suited to live lives of freedom. I get it. You need not keep reminding me that you are one of them.

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