#rsrh Is the lightbulb ban ban actually toothless?

So suggests this Instapundit update.

The ban remains on the books. All Congress has done is zero out the money to enforce it. All it would take is for the funding to be restored as yet another publicity gimmick – or slipped it unobtrusively in yet another multi-thousand-page omnibus – and the ban could -immediately- drop into effect.

And if so… should I put up the link on the sidebar, again? I mean, I don’t mind making a buck or two off of people stocking up, but I don’t want to actually be a schmuck about it.

[It got noted in comments that I was flogging the wrong light bulbs. Thanks to Constant Reader Murgatroyd for pointing that out.]


Reminder: incandescent bulbs go off the market 01/01/2012.

Have you bought enough yet to tide you over until 01/20/013?

Moe Lane

PS: I’d like to note for the record that I was originally in favor of the fluorescent bulbs… until it turned out that they didn’t actually last longer than incandescent bulbs, and that the mercury made disposal… problematic, by the government’s own rules set. I could live with an LED bulb, if they can prove the similarly-grandiose claims made for them and if the price goes down a bit. That’s not optimal for people who want the inefficiency in light creation (otherwise known as ‘heat generation’), but one step at a time.


#rsrh My NSFW response to Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

On the looming incandescent bulb ban.

In a conference call with reporters, Mr. Chu said the more-efficient bulbs required would save consumers money over the life of the product, even if the up-front price is higher.

“We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money,” he said.

It’s their money to ‘waste,’ you fucking elitist political appointee*.  Swear to God – and God help us all – we’re probably better off with former lawyers in that particular policy position, after all.  At least that demographic has the mother-wit to not gratuitously insult American consumers…

Via For What It’s Worth, via Instapundit.

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