Obama’s Energy Secretary On Light Bulb Ban: We’re Taking Away A Choice That Wastes Money
You must be denied choice for your own good says Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu, responding to news of a bill being pushed by House Republicans that would repeal a ban on incandescent light bulbs passed by Democrats in 2007.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu came out swinging Friday against a House bill that would repeal a 2007 federal law effectively outlawing older forms of incandescent bulbs—an effort at energy conservation that has inflamed a wide swath of Americans who don’t care for the more expensive alternatives.
In a conference call with reporters, Mr. Chu said the more-efficient bulbs required would save consumers money over the life of the product, even if the up-front price is higher.
“We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money,” he said.
Just so we’re clear, he’s saying that the general public is too dumb to make their own decisions about light bulbs and manage their own money.Tags: Barack Obama, Light Bulbs, nanny statism, steven chu