By the way, that’s the name of the act: The “How many legislators does it take to change a light bulb?” Act. Where else, but California?
“How many legislators does it take to change a light bulb?” It may sound like one of those “How many…” jokes, but it’s actually a proposed title for an act. The “How Many Legislators Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb” Act is focused on attempting to lower greenhouse gas emissions and combat global warming. But perhaps the real question should be: how many legislators will change a light bulb? One will, for sure: California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine is aiming to ban incandescent light bulbs by 2012. Probably because Uh-nold says so.
Look – I get it. Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) are significantly more efficient. Comparable light for less energy consumption. Lower power usage. But do we really need MORE government dictating what we can’t do? No. No we don’t. I use CFLs everywhere it makes sense to in my house, but I chose that because it makes sense for me. Educate the masses and let them decide if they want to save money and reduce power consumption. Give tax breaks for CFL purchases. Subsidize CFL costs some other way. But don’t mandate. That’s just more government we don’t need.
[tags]The “How many legislators does it take to change a light bulb?” act, California bill to ban incandescent lights under consideration[/tags]