Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Australia To Ban The Incandescent Light Bulb

Australia is probably going to bow to crazy environmentalists by banning the incandescent light bulb. They seem to think since the incandescent light bulb uses more energy than it's florescent cousin, consumers shouldn't be allowed to purchase the cheaper bulb.

Why is it that when we consider cutting funding to medicare and medicaid we hear cries from the media about poor people having to chose between medicine or food, but we've heard nothing so far about poor people being forced to live in the dark like cavemen (not being able to afford the more pricey bulb)? The Left doesn't care about the poor. They value the environment more than any impoverished minority. They'd rather be able to go bird watching than save millions of Africans dying of malaria, and now they'd rather cut CO2 emissions a little bit than allow the poor to light their homes.