In a display of raw political power, Republicans may have obtained a temporary stay of execution for the beloved 100 watt incandescent bub.
Omnibus spending legislation greenlighted by House and Senate negotiators Thursday night blocks Energy Department light bulb efficiency standards that have come under fire from conservatives in recent months.
The legislation, which would avert a government shutdown, prevents funding from being used for the implementation of certain Energy Department light bulb standards. The standards would begin phasing in next year.
We wouldn't trust the government, either, so it would still be prudent to use the link at the top of this page to order a few more cases for your closet. If Obama gets reelected, you'll need than for barter.