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Bachmann’s freedom of choice bill revived from the dead

by The Big E on March 5, 2011 · 1 comment

If you thought Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was against freedom of choice, well, you’re both right and wrong.  She’s firmly against a pregnant woman’s right to control what happens to her own body, but just as strongly for allowing this same pregnant woman to choose between incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs.  You see, choosing light bulbs is just as important as preventing a woman’s right to choose.  Or something.  To that end, she’s revived her Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act as a zombie.

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann on Tuesday reintroduced the “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act,” a bill to repeal a 2007 law mandating that incandescent light bulbs be phased out.

The government has no business telling an individual what kind of light bulb to buy,” she said in a news release Wednesday. “In 2007, Congress overstepped its bounds by mandating that only ‘energy efficient’ light bulbs may be sold after January 1, 2012. This mandate has sweeping effects on American families and businesses and needs serious consideration before taking effect.”
[my emphasis]

The reason her bill is a zombie is that like a zombie, it’s completely useless, accomplishes nothing except it might eat your brains.

Finally, while I’m certain that her concern for the unborn ends at their birth, her position on the health and welfare of light bulbs after installation is still unclear.

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