Is it acceptable that the federal government require you to buy a certain type o

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  1. The Frog Prince profile image76
    The Frog Princeposted 7 years ago

    Is it acceptable that the federal government require you to buy a certain type of light bulb?

  2. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    I don't believe it is. The last time I looked, Underwriter Laboratories had not declared the tungsten wire light bulb as somethine undesireable. On the other hand, the new flourescent bulbs contain mercury which is far more dangerous than an old light bulb if it accumulates.  I have also found that these bulbs do not last any longer or in many cases as long as a regular bulb yet they require special handling when they are no longer serviceable. At this point and time in our "evironmentally conscious" nation, we should not be yoked with such a flaw.  It is hypocritical of the whole mindset.  It also shows you how fake the whole business really is...people are making money off of the "greening of America" right and left and the consumer is the victim who suffers with the conscience. Don't let them get to you! WB

  3. sarclair profile image79
    sarclairposted 7 years ago

    In the U.S.A., we are supposed to have freedom.
    I believe the modern socialists are stripping our rights before our very eyes.
    Your question may not even be a real question, sometime in the near future.
    As a matter of fact, maybe in about twenty years, you can word it something like this:
    Do you think the federal government will allow us to use certain types of light bulbs in our house?
    In short, I do not believe it is acceptable for the federal government to choose the type of lights
    we should use in our house.
    I do believe the federal government is thinking the citizens are too stupid to make their own
    choices though.
    Our rights are slowly being stripped away. Health care is one example.

  4. profile image61
    vettergtposted 7 years ago

    Was it right for the government to ban lead paint?  Was it right for the government to integrate schools in the South?  Was it right for the government to set limits on harmful pollutants in air and water?
    WB - I do agree with your point of hyprocrisy on the use of mercury in "green" light bulbs.  I don't get this either and as such, the government should not think about banning incadescent lights without an environmentally safe alternative.
    Furthermore, I wonder if a black market will develop for the old incadescent light bulb.


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