Some day, you'll appreciate this opportunity to quit filling your head with nonsense.
According to a new study, those over-priced, supposedly “eco-friendly,” twisty compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs cause cancer. CFLs replaced regular incandescent light bulbs, not because they are preferable in any way, but because the federal government outlawed the sale of old-fashioned, non-cancer causing light bulbs before bothering to verify the safety of CFLs.
As if that were not bad enough, the federal government’s reasoning was ostensibly to “save the environment” by promoting energy efficiency. But that, too, was a complete failure. Unfortunately, not only do CFLs cause cancer, they also contain mercury and require careful handling and special disposal because of the environmental risks they create.
Another government program meant to help the environment, Obama’s “Cash-for-Clunkers” program, also looks like it harmed the environment instead. The program, known officially as the Car Allowance Rebates System (CARS), produced lots of unnecessary waste, while accomplishing very little in the way of curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, it was an economic disaster, because it created a shortage of used cars, irrespective of their serviceability. Once again, it seems we got nothing for our investment, which in this case was a stupendous $3 billion.
You might be forgiven for asking, “Can the idiots in Washington, D.C. get anything right?”
These two boondoggles are mere examples of top-down state economic interference that prize appearances more than success. If you want to understand what is wrong with America and its current presidential administration, you need look no further than here.
Consumers will continue to buy overpriced, cancer-causing CFLs because the federal government has ordered it done and left no choice but to do so. Where are the “pro-choice” legions now? Apparently, unless a small heartbeat stops, it’s no concern of theirs.
Is there any reason at all why anyone would trust the do-gooders in our nation’s capital to actually fix any of our problems? Our economy is significantly more complex than light bulbs and jalopies, yet still vast (liberal) swathes of the American populus trust the spendaholic government to get it right, if only they had more of our money.
Einstein’s addage about insanity comes immediately to mind.