Thursday, March 10, 2011
Department of Energy- #2709 - VIDEO: Rand Paul on Light Bulb Ban During Energy Committee Hearings - Freedom Works (2) Light Liberty and Unintended Consequences of Government Regulations - Investors.com
Rand Paul on Light Bulb Ban During Energy Committee Hearings - Freedom Works - Despite their rhetoric, the Department of Energy has little to no interest in protecting consumer choice. These federal bureaucrats believe that they can live your life better than you can. Beginning in 2012, the Department of Energy will ban anyone from using the 100-watt incandescent light bulb. The ban will effect the production of the popular child's toy the Easy-Bake Oven. During the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Dr. Kathleen Hogan an earful. Please see above for the video of Rand Paul saying what is likely on the mind of many Americans. Read more....... This clip is PRICELESS......
Light Liberty and Unintended Consequences of Government Regulations - Investors.com - Regulation: The leader of the Tea Party Caucus introduces a bill saying government can't tell us what light bulbs to buy, especially if the replacements for Thomas Edison's creation pose an environmental hazard all their own. Before there was ObamaCare and its mandate to buy health insurance as a condition of citizenship, there was the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, one of the first things Democrats took up on taking power in the 2006 elections. Read more....... Behind every major national problem is some form of government regulation or legislation. No other organization or group is big enough or powerful enough to have such tragic effect on our lives. The worst problems occur when the politicians attempt to go back and "fix" problems THEY created in the first place. It is their attempt at correcting the unintended consequences of their prior legislation that places the citizens out in the heartlands at greatest risk. A great example is Senator Dodd and Barney Frank's bank legislation. Article and commentary contributed by Steve Peters.