I strongly advise everyone to invest heavily in 100W light bulbs, and soon, as they are the first to be banned in 2012, and all incandescent light bulbs by 2014.
Britain did so not too long ago, and it resulted in panic buying, and people tormented by light bulbs that give them headaches, have dim and generally unpleasant light.
DO NOT EXPECT THE REPUBLICANS TO STOP THIS NONSENSE!
President W. Bush willingly signed on to this insanity, and Republicans have not made the first effort to end other such evil, ridiculous and mean-spirited programs.
How to calculate how many 100W light bulbs you will need:
1) Count how many 100W light bulbs you currently use in your home.
2) Figure on replacing each one, each year for decades.
The only way this nightmare will end is if the federal government is finally stripped of the unconstitutional powers it is wielding. This may happen after a tremendous crisis, or if the individual States finally have had enough, and are forced to call a Constitutional Convention.
Sad to say, it is not just unwillingness to stop the uncontrolled growth of the federal government. It may be beyond the power of anyone in the federal government to stop it.
I think you're an optimist. I hope I am wrong.