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Lights Out… Democrats Block Repeal of Lightbulb Ban – Vote Gives Jobs to China
gateway ^ | July 12, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 07/13/2011 12:04:52 AM PDT by george76

House democrats blocked the repeal of the light bulb ban. A majority of Americans oppose the government’s unpopular and unnecessary ban on incandescent bulbs and infringement on choice. On January 1 2012, 100 watt incandescent bulbs will become illegal, with lower wattages to follow.

The democrats just voted to give jobs to China.

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1 posted on 07/13/2011 12:04:55 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

This was due to a mistake by Bonehead who did not run it through the committee, where it would have needed only a simple majority to pass, Bonehead bypassed the committee and took it straight to the floor, thus requiring a super majority. The Republicans are so incompetent


2 posted on 07/13/2011 12:12:13 AM PDT by Exton1
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To: Exton1

[The Republicans are so incompetent.]

Or corrupt.


3 posted on 07/13/2011 12:13:59 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I think corrupt also.


4 posted on 07/13/2011 12:15:56 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Exton1
The Republicans are so incompetent

Nobody is that incompetent, Boner wanted it to fail and now has the excuse *he tried*. The fix was in from the get-go.

Boner stabbed the wishes of the majority of Americans in the back again and thinks he got away with it.

5 posted on 07/13/2011 12:24:57 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: george76

Lets see...

Its a “right” to kill a baby in the womb but it is illegal to sell a 100 watt incandescent light bulb in America... A light bulb that has been available for 100+ years... With no toxic metals... No real hazard at all...

That’s how far we’ve come as a country...

If that doesn’t sum up where we are today, I don’t know what does.


6 posted on 07/13/2011 12:39:50 AM PDT by DB
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To: george76

The bill was meant to fail, requiring 2/3 majority to pass.

From another article:

“A source tells the Michigan View that the bill will likely be brought up under “suspension,” which means no amendments will be allowed and passage requires a two-thirds majority.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2738677/posts


7 posted on 07/13/2011 12:41:01 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: george76

Lets say you passed it in the House! it would either die in the senate or Obama would veto it!


8 posted on 07/13/2011 12:52:23 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: george76

At this point, I have decided that I am smarter than all the cretins, perverts, liars, thieves and other criminals that infest Versailles on the Potomac. Therefore, I have bought and will continue to buy incandescent light bulbs right up until their deadline.

They can drown in the sea of mercury they create.


9 posted on 07/13/2011 12:53:57 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: george76
If the GOP can NOT do anything about straight up Racketeering with this scam on light bulbs then what good are they going to be in overturning national healthcare, rolling back taxes, global warming Racketeering scam, oil drilling in US, energy policy that would actually help America, the debt ceiling, Fanny and Freddy housing market scam, defending America against enemies foreign and domestic, cutting spending and fixing the budget?

It would indeed seem that members of congress are lawfully participating in corruption and a complete dereliction of duty when it comes to the constitution of the United States of America.

It just another dog and pony show vote of "We'er trying to fix things but those evil democrats and a some republicans eerrr evil democrats are stopping us". "Please don't look at our left hand just keep you eye on the right hand". It looks like democrats have much better leadership in keeping their pawns on a tight leash and voting lock step with them than the republicans.

This bill should have been a easy sell for the GOP.

10 posted on 07/13/2011 12:55:42 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: The Cajun

Corrupt.
I like this anecdote: “There was a group of researchers who put five monkeys in a habitat. There was a banana hanging at the top of a small staircase. Whenever the monkeys approached the banana, they were sprayed with cold water. It didn’t take long for the monkeys to stop trying for the banana. When a new monkey was placed in the habitat - and one of the original four removed - the new monkey would try for the yellow treat. The other monkeys would grab him, not letting him even try to reach the banana. The researchers substituted all the monkeys one-by-one, until all five of the original monkeys were gone. None of the new monkeys would try for the banana. They didn’t know why - they just knew, “that’s the way we do it around here - No one tries for the banana.”
That is why it is sometimes necessary to replace all of the monkeys, all at once, and start over.


11 posted on 07/13/2011 2:35:07 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: george76
Well that is just fine with me. I'l smuggle them in from Texas.

I'll be taking order from fellow Freepers soon.

12 posted on 07/13/2011 3:30:39 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: george76

The democrats just voted to give jobs to China.
Nothing new they get the best kick backs from them.


13 posted on 07/13/2011 4:13:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: tallyhoe

I’m sure his butt boy over at GE will be making the mercury laden bulbs over in china.


14 posted on 07/13/2011 4:18:17 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Captain Beyond

Can you imagine way back when the Constitution was just written that a bunch of “progressive” members of the Congress came out with a new law dictating what size candles would be used and that they would be made in England?

Somehow, I have this strange feeling that that just would not fly for the very reason that the newly written Constitution never gave the federal government the powers to do that in the first place!


15 posted on 07/13/2011 4:30:15 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Exton1

That guy Fred Upton has got to GO.

He should never have gotten the committee chairmanship.

A complete disgrace.


16 posted on 07/13/2011 4:38:33 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: george76

Who were the 10 “R”’s that voted no?


17 posted on 07/13/2011 5:01:41 AM PDT by billphx
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To: george76

If the Republicans can’t fix the light bulb ban, how are they going to repeal Obamacare, stop new taxation and keep the debt ceiling in place? Time to CONTINUE to not support the Republicans who voted against this!


18 posted on 07/13/2011 5:40:31 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: george76
OK ... here's the DO NOT RE-ELECT list for you on this issue:

Glenn Thompson PA-5

Scott Rigell TX-16

Dave Reichert WA-8

Tom Reed NY-29

Charles Bass NH-2

Bryan Bilbray CA-50

Scott Garrett NJ-5

Morgan Griffith VA-9

Richard Hanna NY-24

Tim Huelskamp KS-1

Rob Bishop UT-1 ... voted present, can't make up mind on a light bulb?

John Boehner OH-8 ... did not vote ... uh, if ya' can't vote on this one, John ... time to hang it up!

So there's your RINOs that can't even make a good decision on light bulbs ... all these people voted FOR more government and less freedom. Throw them out!

19 posted on 07/13/2011 5:51:25 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
"John Boehner OH-8 ... did not vote ... uh, if ya' can't vote on this one, John ... time to hang it up!"
The others I won't explain but I believe there is a procedural reason where if you didn't vote or voted NO allows you to bring the bill back up without going through committe again. Anyone?
20 posted on 07/13/2011 7:04:55 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: george76

Methinks a group of patriotic-minded Americans should get together in the middle of the night and throw box-fulls of these new light bulbs into the Boston harbor.

Our forefathers revolted over less than this. Now, I don’t advocate revolution — unlike them, we at least have something that almost resembles a representative government. But apparently we’re not making ourselves clear enough to those representatives — the American people SHOULD NOT put up with a government that believes it is more qualified to make choices regarding the type of lighting we put in our houses than We The People are!


21 posted on 07/13/2011 10:08:07 AM PDT by MWS
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To: MWS

When the EPA has to come in and spend millions to clean up the mercury, it would prove a point.


22 posted on 07/13/2011 10:51:31 AM PDT by matt04
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To: MWS
“throw box-fulls of these new light bulbs into the Boston harbor.”

The steps of the capital building in DC would be a better target.

23 posted on 07/13/2011 11:54:07 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: Exton1

His actions may have been, for reasons I do not know, deliberate. I do not believe it was incompetence.


24 posted on 07/13/2011 11:59:40 AM PDT by sport
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To: george76

I find it asinine that Congress even votes on ONE stinkin’ tiny item - imagine if they HAD to vote to enact/repeal on every stupid little as well as big item that enrages the Enviro-Mentals.

This should’ve been a vote to sweep away ALL ridiculous rules restricting our possible choices of what to buy, as well as those of manufacturers to make.

Off my soapbox, I’m still POed they failed to get rid of this asinine ruling - BTW, instigated by Evil Big Corporation GE. Oh wait - they’re only evil if Dems say they’re evil. Dems can’t make up their minds.


25 posted on 07/13/2011 12:01:56 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DB

That’s how far we’ve come as a country...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELDHaeEsNF0


26 posted on 07/13/2011 12:04:08 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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“Do not use near water.”

And call hazmat for breakages?

http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/green-hell-when-glenn-beck-breaks-a-fluorescent-bulb-on-earth-day-the-steps-required-to-clean/HJijoedxeSuPgOboaWa-Ig


27 posted on 07/13/2011 12:05:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Stu cleans up a broken LED bulb:

http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/green-hell-when-glenn-beck-breaks-a-fluorescent-bulb-on-earth-day-the-steps-required-to-clean/HJijoedxeSuPgOboaWa-Ig


28 posted on 07/13/2011 12:07:46 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: DH

“Somehow, I have this strange feeling that that just would not fly for the very reason that the newly written Constitution never gave the federal government the powers to do that in the first place!”

Oh, but the weasels today say it’s OK because it WASN’T the Congress that did it - it was a department duly apointed by it, which was duly elected by the people - voila!


29 posted on 07/13/2011 12:08:55 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: MWS

“Methinks a group of patriotic-minded Americans should get together in the middle of the night and throw box-fulls of these new light bulbs into the Boston harbor.”

To be more accurately analogous, it’d be sneaking into Lowe’s in the night, taking all their boxes of curly-fries, and dumping them from a height in the parking lot.

I won’t take from Home De(s)pot (still can’t resist saying that), because at least 1 of their big guys was openly against the ObamaCare-type socialist system.


30 posted on 07/13/2011 12:16:06 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


31 posted on 07/13/2011 7:35:02 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

OMG!!! This is AWFUL!!! ALL the DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR MERCURY LADEN LIGHT BULBS plus these RINOS!!! OUT WITH ALL OF THEM!!! IDIOTS!


32 posted on 07/14/2011 5:01:10 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MWS

Our forefathers revolted because of a 1/2% tax on tea and other items.

The tea was still on the boat and hadn’t been subject to tax yet, so throwing it overboard was a pain to the king.


33 posted on 07/14/2011 12:13:42 PM PDT by spacewarp (Palin/Rubio 2012..... Change we can actually believe in. Change we need.)
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To: MWS

I’d rather throw our reprehensible “representatives” into the harbor.


34 posted on 07/16/2011 1:13:41 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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