Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn was on Fox Business Channel’s Varney & Co. this morning to talk about lightbulbs.
Tomorrow she with Congressmen Burgess and Barton, will file a bill “that would repeal the legislation that effectively bans the incandescent lightbulb when we are sworn in tomorrow.”
“It’s an example of what happens when you over legislate and government reaches into an area where government has no business reaching,” she explained. “No one has proven that the CFL bulbs last longer or save money. When they break, individuals at recycling centers say what are we supposed to do with these? And, it’s a job killer, too,” Blackburn said, pointing to the recent closings of incandescent plants in California and West Virginia.
She couldn’t give an assurance that it will pass, but hopes it will.
This is absolutely the right thing to do. The government has no right to tell Americans what they must buy or use in their own home. Thank goodness Ms. Blackburn has persevered.