Washington Bureaucrats to Impose Expensive CFLs on American ConsumersWhat light bulbs will you be using in 2012?
If federal bureaucrats have their way, your only option will be to buy expensive (CFLs).
The Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection and Energy Efficient Act of 2007 includes new lighting efficiency standards and will effectively phase out the use of 100W and 75W by the year 2012...that's next year!
Environmental do-gooders and Washington elitists think they're smarter than you and me, and that alone gives them the right to take your purchasing power away from you and force you to buy the products of their choosing.
Washington bureaucrats believed that Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs), would save Americans from a looming energy crisis and mounting debts, because these light bulbs were supposed to be more energy efficient and safe. As it turns out, CFLs - the "energy-efficient alternative" - are anything but safe.
gives off minute particles of X-ray and other electromagnetic pollutants, including mercury, that pose potential health risks. Researchers have also determined that CFLs can cause headaches and eye strain, and can hinder productivity for those who are dyslexic or suffer from attention deficit disorders. The University of Sydney's (Australia) Melanoma Clinic has determined that those who work indoors under fluorescent light are twice as likely to get skin cancer. None of the potential threats are inherent with incandescent lighting.
This is why Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), introduced the Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act that would repeal the standards that limit choice that Congress included in the 2007 energy law. Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas), (R-Texas), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), have introduced similar legislation in the House (H.R. 6411).
We need your support now! SEND FAXES to every Member of Congress all at once, and tell them to REJECT and REPEAL the 2007 energy standards that would require every American Consumer to PURCHASE CFLs! Help us send hundreds of thousands of Faxes at once to Congress and tell them that FORCING CONSUMERS to BUY EXPENSIVE and TOXIC CFLs is not acceptable. Please help CAA stop WASHINGTON ELITES from forcing their Nanny-State agenda on hard-working CONSUMERS - SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!
"The unanticipated consequence of the '07 act - Washington-mandated layoffs in the middle of a desperate recession - is one of many examples of what happens when politicians and activists think they know better than consumers and workers," (R-Texas), said. "From the health insurance you're allowed to have, to the car you can drive, to the light bulbs you can buy, Washington is making too many decisions that are better left to people who work for their own paychecks and earn their own living."
Tell members of Congress to STOP REGULATING every aspect of your life.Americans are trying to conserve and reduce spending, and cannot afford to be forced to buy costly CFLs that are inefficient. Consumers are smart and we will vote with our pocket books to decide which products survive in the marketplace. We shouldn't be forced to pay high prices for CFLs that pose a health risk to members of our family.
CFLs, a light bulb invention that was once believed to be an energy and environmental solution to America's problems, is quickly becoming a more expensive and more dangerous alternative that many American families say they simply cannot afford.
Bureaucrats on Capitol Hill need to hear your voice. Tell Congress to give consumers back the freedom to make their own purchasing decisions. We should have the right to purchase traditional incandescent light bulbs, or light bulb alternatives--this decision is OURS to make. Americans DO NOT want to lose their liberty and freedoms, and taking our purchasing power away from us slowly chips away at our rights.
Join the fight against the Nanny-State. Conservative Action Alerts has set up a way for you to SEND FAXES to every Member of Congress all at once, and tell them to REPEAL the 2007 energy standards that would require every American Consumer to PURCHASE CFLs! Help us send hundreds of thousands of Faxes at once to Congress and tell them that FORCING CONSUMERS to BUY EXPENSIVE and TOXIC CFLs is not acceptable. Please help CAA stop WASHINGTON ELITES from forcing their Nanny-State agenda on hard-working CONSUMERS - SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!
Americans send their representatives to Capitol Hill to make wise decisions that improve their lives. The 2007 energy law that changes light bulb standards from 2012 onward limits consumers' choice to purchase the products they want.
Let your voice be heard and tell members of Congress to vote FOR of the BULB ACT that will save jobs, save money, and give Americans the FREEDOM to purchase the products that are best for their families.
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