No one who truly cares about the environment can also despise the humanity in it. Political Environmentalism is a cash deal. Corruption was sure to follow.
Compact fluorescent reading lights are poison?
Energy saving light bulbs contain poisonous carcinogens that could cause cancer and should be “kept as far away as possible from the human environment,” according to a new study conducted by German scientists
But Americans will be forced to replace their traditional light bulbs with toxic CFLs ahead of a government ban set to take effect at the start of next year.
“German scientists claimed that several carcinogenic chemicals and toxins were released when the environmentally-friendly compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were switched on, including phenol, naphthalene and styrene,” the London Telegraph reported (they have the same paternalistic government crap going on over there).
The money trail
GE, a major producer of CFLs, lobbied to have ordinary incandescent light bulbs banned in 2006. Another link. GE was among the top ten contributors to the Obama campaign in 2008.
The forced replacement of incandescent bulbs does not serve the People. But it never was meant to. Corruption always smells.
Obama cheerfully accepted the corporatist political point of view to further his vision of American in chains. Obama and his thug pals are the number one enemy of the American Public.
Most people who had their eyes open were expecting vast amounts of corruption from the Obama thug-ocracy. This is more reading on the general corruption.
A Dim Bulb Act?
I didn't forget Mr Bush was President when the incandescent light bulb legislation in the 2007 Energy Policy and Conservation Act was enacted. Mr Bush was a liberal (remember "New Tone"?), which makes his politics unpalatable to me. Mr Bush was a nice guy but he is no longer president. Our current public 'servant' should get back to serving the public.
The Republican majority of the House already has a attempt to repeal stupid portions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The repeal is called H.R.91 -- Better Use of Light Bulbs Act. Email your representative and tell them to support H.R. 91, and get rid of stupid national policy.