Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Another infuriating light-bulb blog post
In what to me is perhaps the most egregious violation of the American people on behalf of stupid polar bears is the coming government ban on cheap, reliable, and bright incandescent light bulbs, in favor of expensive, flickering, and dangerous compact fluorescent bulbs. It's no secret or coincidence that GE stands to profit greatly from the idiotic ban and that CEO Jeffery Immelt is Obama's best corporate friend. But there are other companies which are looking to profit from our absurd willingness to destroy an entire industry on behalf of an imaginary weather phenomenon....
From Yahoo.com -- NEW YORK – Two leading makers of lighting products are showcasing LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace energy-guzzling 100-watt light bulbs set to disappear from stores in January.
Their demonstrations at the LightFair trade show in Philadelphia this week mean that brighter LED bulbs will likely go on sale next year, but after a government ban takes effect.
The new bulbs will also be expensive — about $50 each — so the development may not prevent consumers from hoarding traditional bulbs.
Yeah, once our cheap incandescents are banned, predatory companies who make stupid compact fluorescent and LED's will jack their prices way up because we won't have any alternatives for how to light our homes and work places. How is this consistent in any way with the fundamental concepts of capitalism and the free market?
I swear, if you still don't think Obama is intentionally harming this country every way he can, you should be institutionalized, smothered with your own pillow, and forgotten.