Theodore's World: House DEMOCRATS Block Repeal Of Light Bulb Ban So Now American Jobs Go To China And No More Freedom Of Choice ~ Thank Your Awful Democrats!

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July 13, 2011

House DEMOCRATS Block Repeal Of Light Bulb Ban So Now American Jobs Go To China And No More Freedom Of Choice ~ Thank Your Awful Democrats!

The Politico

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.

House lawmakers Tuesday stymied an initial effort by Republicans to put an end to infamous light bulb efficiency standards.

The bill from Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) to repeal part of a 2007 energy law requiring traditional incandescent light bulbs to be 30 percent more energy efficient beginning in 2012 failed to get the necessary two-thirds support needed for approval under expedited rules. A majority of members — 233 — supported the repeal, including five Democrats. Ten Republicans joined 183 Democrats opposing the measure.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi personally whipped Democratic Caucus members to vote against the bill, a Democratic aide told POLITICO.

“I was concerned that Ms. Pelosi might make it a litmus test issue in her caucus, and she did,” Barton said after the vote. “We only got 5 Democrat votes. Everybody in the Blue Dog caucus and the Black caucus that voted no, voted against their constituents.

“I thought I had 25 at a minimum. I thought, if it were truly a free vote, I thought we’d pass it on suspension,” he added.

Barton said his plan is to move the measure under a regular rule requiring only majority support or as a spending bill amendment.

“We can put it on an appropriations bill. We can back it under a rule. I can try and go to some of the Democrats who didn’t vote for it and figure out a way to get them to consider voting for it in a little bit of a different format,” he said.

Of course, with their vote today the democrats gave good paying American jobs to China. The lightbulb ban forced several US manufacturing plants to close their doors. Meanwhile, the labor-intensive CFL production is thriving – in China.


Wild Thing's comment......

To those " Ten Republicans joined 183 Democrats opposing the measure.".....damn you everyone of these 10 people.

The weakness on our side is destroyingi the USA as much as the left. I am sick ot this crap!!!!!

How much are we supposed to stand,we watch our country being taken down every day and those on our side, well way too many, too weak to make waves, to fight back for America.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 13, 2011 03:45 AM


We need to find out who those 10 RINO's are.

Posted by: BobF at July 13, 2011 07:36 AM

Now now Babeushka the SENIORS voted for Obamanation and it takes this gentleman a need for assistance to change his light bulb - a total of ten seniors are needed: He will hold the bulb and 10 will turn the ladder...
They push the DEMS voting booth buttons every election, eh?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 13, 2011 08:38 AM

We needed this because there was no media attention. Another two votes later in the year would be excelent to make people aware that the Republican house is going to bat for them. The ten idiots who went RINO need to be out in the light like cockroaches of course. And finally the Senate vote needs to take place next year when light bulbs are already off the shelves and an Obama veto will get maximum attention when it sign or we contribute to the KKK new rope fund.

Posted by: Avitar at July 13, 2011 11:50 AM

I agree, I want to know who the 10 are.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 14, 2011 01:44 AM