Rep. Michele Bachmann (file)
Don’t tread on Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s light bulbs. She reintroduced her Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act this week on the House floor. This would repeal the mandate to phase out incandescent light bulbs in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act.
Bachmann said, "The government has no business telling an individual what kind of light bulb to buy. In 2007, Congress overstepped its bounds by mandating that only 'energy efficient' light bulbs may be sold after January 1, 2012. This mandate has sweeping effects on American families and businesses and needs serious consideration before taking effect.”
Her bill would keep current standards in place as long as the comptroller general says it leads to consumer savings, reduced carbon-dioxide emissions and it's safe.
No surprise here, Rep. Ron Paul is one of her co-sponsors.