Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to shed light on a matter that’s been dimming our choice and freedom. The incandescent bulb, a trusted companion for years, has been declared persona non grata by the Biden administration.
Let’s rewind to 2007 when an energy bill was signed into law, laden with energy efficiency standards that incandescent bulbs couldn’t match. Enter the stage, those twisted compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) hailed as the “green” alternative. But guess what? They were about as welcome as a rainstorm on a picnic. Sound familiar? It’s like the déjà vu of the recent whisperings about banning gas stoves, courtesy of the Biden administration.
But let’s not forget the Trump interlude. He reversed the measures, allowing incandescent bulbs a second chance to shine. He even flaunted their superior lighting quality during his rallies, claiming he looked his best basking in their warm glow.
Fast forward to today, and the Biden administration has hit us with a whammy. They’ve brought back those Obama-era measures, turning the lights off on incandescent bulbs for good. Their rationale? It’s for our own good – for both consumers and the climate. The new rule, which kicked in during 2022, supposedly symbolizes progress.
However, let’s call a spade a spade. This isn’t progress; it’s a power play. The grace period for retailers has evaporated, and starting July 2023, anyone daring to deal in these “forbidden” bulbs could find themselves in hot water. But don’t fret; there’s a glimmer of hope – LED bulbs. They’re ready to step up to the plate, meeting DOE standards and offering decent lighting quality. Yes, they’re pricier and not without their quirks.
But there’s more to this than meets the eye. With the disappearance of incandescent bulbs, so goes the competition that kept LED prices in check. It’s a lesson in how policy decisions can darken the landscape of consumer choice.
So, remember this tale as you flip the switch. The Biden administration’s penchant for snuffing out choice and competition in the name of “progress” should give us all pause. Stay alert, fellow conservatives, and let’s illuminate the truth behind these decisions!
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