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221 Democrats In 2007 Voted To Kill Every Last Light Bulb Job [updated]

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Why is it this is the result of all of Democrat's plans?

[UPDATE]  Jonathan down in the comments section has shown me that I was wrong and that Jim cited the wrong House bill. The actual bill that involved the vote on the lightbulbs was HR6 in 2007.  Half of the Republicans voted in favor of this bill.  Granted, it would have passed anyway since all Democrats (219) but 4 voted in favor of this bill's passage.

Back in 2007, 221 Democrats voted in favor of a proposition to eliminate all ordinary incadescent light bulbs by 2012 (Update, actually, its 100watt by 2012 and 40watt by 2014).  That final end date is but 15 months away.  That timeline has caused, what everyone else who wasn't a Democrat or closed-minded eco-nut knew would, the last US company that made light bulbs to close.

From Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit come this bit of Pro-Obama news:

The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month, marking a small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison’s innovations in the 1870s.

The remaining 200 workers at the plant here will lose their jobs.

Now what’re we going to do?” said Toby Savolainen, 49, who like many others worked for decades at the factory, making bulbs now deemed wasteful.

Oh, but you say, why don't they just make the new CFL that the Congress had DEMANDED that we all must use now?

Rather than setting off a boom in the U.S. manufacture of replacement lights, the leading replacement lights are compact fluorescents, or CFLs, which are made almost entirely overseas, mostly in China.

Thank you Democrats.  This is the thinking that all Democrats have.  Force a change in behavior and the people will accept it happily, no matter if it kills the economy.

Are you tired yet of being told how to live?  Tired of being told that you have no choice?  Tired of being pointed at as being the reason for everything wrong? 

Then it is time to stand up and tell them that you are Mad as Hell and you are not going to take it any more.

[Updated to add link this time]



#1 Jonathan 10-Sep-2010

Not a fair post at all.  Bush signed this bill with GE, Sylvania, and Phillips representatives behind him, clapping enthusiastically.  Yay for the elimination of competition.


Plenty of Republicans voted in favor of this asinine legislation as well.   Pinning it on Democrats is extremely intellectually dishonest.


This is an example of how much worse Republicans are for the country because they get away with much more anti-competitive, liberal BS than any Democrat administration has managed since FDR.

#2 African Moondog 10-Sep-2010


This may interest Brian.

Weasel Zippers have found an image of Pakistani Protest Guy, this time he appears to be upset over a brouhaha about a smouldering koran. Something to that effect.They don't say how old the image is.

#3 captainfish 10-Sep-2010

Actually Jonathan, 178 Repubs voted against that bill.  Try laying that at Repubs feet again, I dare ya.

#4 Jonathan 10-Sep-2010

The specific provision that I am talking about - mentioned in WND  with the headline passed the house with a 314 - 100 vote, and according to just as many Repubs voted for it as voted against it.

The vote count you identify is not on a bill (I don't believe) that bans incandescent bulbs.

#5 captainfish 10-Sep-2010

Oh, I see.  The article I mentioned is HR2776:

H.R.2776: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation.


The one you are citing is HR6:
On Agreeing to Senate Adt to House Adt to Senate Adt: H R 6 Energy Independence and Security Act.

Am not sure what the differences and subjects are.  But it appears you are correct.  HR2776 is just tax code changes.  HR6 is the one that ...

-Increases energy efficiency standards for certain household appliances, battery chargers, walk-in coolers and freezers, electric motors, light bulbs, and other devices (Title III).

Thank you.

#6 Jonathan 10-Sep-2010

It was late, I had just finished my fourth drink, and was tired so my first post was off of memory of when it happened.  I didn't bother to click the GP link until this morning, otherwise I would have noticed he cited the wrong bill and my post could have been more substantiated - but thinking about it, it kind of further proves my point because look at the pro-Repub misinformation being spread.

Kind of funny how so many Republicans voted against tax incentives with 2776.  If I remember right, the bill had an Iraq timetable attached to it. 


#7 Jonathan 10-Sep-2010

Also I just noticed your link.  The bill you linked to is when it was first introduced in January 2007 and did not pas.  The final vote, where Repubs voted for/against equally was December 2007, and it was signed into law.

#8 captainfish 10-Sep-2010

Either way, I thank you for bringing this to my attention.  If you have been here for a while, you know that while I undoubtedy slam democrats, I also do not whithold the whammer for Republicans.  They have failed us time and time again as well.  IMHO

I opposed MANY of the last Republican proposals that have come down the pike as being too liberal and socialist.  They were not defending the Constitution or limiting the growth of government. 

There are liberals and socialists in the Republican party as well. 

One reason why I like to call myself Conservative, instead of Republican.

Republican doesn't mean anything any more.

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