You gotta give it to California…if there is a wrong headed, goofy stance; then that is what California will choose.
Now, instead of figuring out how to solve its incredible debt problem, California plays Nero by fiddling away with contrived issues as the fire of debt rages out of control. This time it is the banning of incandescent light bulbs:
California, will start phasing out the 100-watt incandescent light bulb on Jan. 1, 2011. By the beginning of the year 2012, it will be gone from sale in stores. Specialty lights that use less than 40 watts and more than 150 watts, and three-way bulbs are exempt, but will later be required to use less energy.
California wants to get a head start in banning this bulb because they claim state regulations will reduce energy consumption.
Thanks to President George W. Bush for signing the Energy Independence and Security Act, incandescent light bulbs will be phased out of the entire country by 2014.
We’re following the same path as Australia, Ireland, and Cuba (!) who have banned the 100-watt incandescent bulb.
Banning light bulbs, saving sea otters, and bullet-train tracks (no railcars, no stations). These are the things California spends their money on. But the $500 Billion debt in unfunded public employee pension liabilities goes untouched.
Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?
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