The 10 Republicans who voted against the light bulb repeal

Nanny State Wins: Light Bulb Ban Repeal Fails in House

Warner Todd Huston
Emerging Corruption

…this little bill is the best example of the sort of nanny statism that freedom-loving Americans are incensed by. The repeal should have easily been passed but the GOP could not muster the votes to do it and, worse, didn’t even hold their own caucus in line.

The ten Republicans that have to answer for their votes are as follows:

Read the whole thing.

Update: The Bulb That Failed (video), Judge Andrew Napolitano on Freedom Watch.

Update 2: End of an Era?

Future generations may read with amazement that there was once a time in America when people were allowed to select their own light bulbs without the choice being micromanaged by government. They will learn that that era ended in July 2011, when the effort to overturn the incandescent-bulb-ban failed in the House…

…During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, some European governments taxed windows, resulting in many buildings being constructed with minimal window area and, in some cases, existing windows actually being bricked up. Now, after a lapse of several centuries, governmental interference with light has returned…

Update 3: Maybe the Republicans have actually learned a few things over the past two years: House light bulb debate returns as amendment

The Great Light Bulb Debate of 2011 isn’t over yet.

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) on Wednesday filed an amendment to the Energy and Water spending bill that would prohibit the Energy Department from requiring traditional incandescent light bulbs to be 30 percent more energy efficient…

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