Ironically, the 2007 Ban on Incandescent Bulbs was signed into law by President George W. Bush. It required manufacturers to produce bulbs that use 25%-30% less energy than standard incandescents. On top of that, President Reagan was the first to ring in federal efficiency standards 30 years ago… but try telling Paul that. Along with Representatives Joe Barton, Mike Enzi and Michele Bachmann, Paul has decided that more efficient light bulbs are an attack on the freedoms of the American People, and they have even called the legislation to reverse the standards, the “Lightbulb Freedom of Choice Act.”
Dale Bryk, Program Director of the National Resources Defence Council recently appeared on the Colbert Report, where she stated that “efficient lightbulbs used less energy and saved money”, which in turn will put a dent in the defecit.