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National Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom?

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/06/21

Yesterday, I reported on Texas’ nullification of the Federal incandescent light bulb ban. Today, there appears to be movement in the US House of Representatives to eliminate that ban nationally.

At The Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing this afternoon, Heritage web editor Amy Payne directed a pointed question to the Congressman. “Will we be able to keep our light bulbs?” she asked.

[Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred] Upton’s answer was cryptic, but encouraging. “That is an issue that is out there,” he said. “I’ve been working closely with [Rep.] Joe Barton [R-Tex.] and [Rep.] Mike Burgess [R-Tex.] and we’re very close to seeing an agreement merge and happen, so stay tuned. … A couple different things that we’re looking at. Just stay tuned in the next couple days, actually. Maybe a little breaking news — well, let’s just say ‘soon.’ We’ve had some good conversations and we’ll see where we are later in the week.”

If this passes the House, and that is a distinct possibility, I doubt it will pass or even get voted on in the Senate. Heck, the Senate hasn’t been able to pass a Budget for approaching 800 days. Aside from that, the ban is really all about Central Government Power. And Democrats don’t want to go on record opposing any Individual Liberty issues, especially now that the political turmoil is so great and the Left does not have the total control of Teh Narrative necessary to make their votes vanish.

But the more of this the Republican House of Representatives do, the more the stark differences between Democrat Central Government power and Republican Individual Liberty the voting public will see. And the choice in 2012 will come down to, among economic and foreign issues, a choice between Freedom and Serfdom.

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Robert Reich Is All Wet

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/05/29

Things Robert Reich does not understand:

The TEA Party movement
Tax history
Regulatory history
That Big Business in bed with Big Government is Crony Capitalism and not Free Market
That our debt and deficit problems are spending problems and not revenue problems

What Robert Reich pushes:

Class Envy (which is a sin)
TEA Partiers are fake
TEA Partiers are real but they’re evil and insane
Conservatives want to hurt grandma and sick people
Only insane people don’t want to raise taxes and the debt limit

HT Hot Air Headlines

Robert Reich starts out with the same old false premises and Big Government memes as all Leftists and Big Government Republicans have been pushing for decades.

Who’s more influential in the Republican Party – the so-called Tea Party or Wall Street and big business?

There’s the “TEA Party is fake” attack. And there’s the false premise that Wall Street and Big Business is Republican. Let’s see how Republican Big Business is, shall we?

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