A Dim Idea?
Apparently, it’s “turn back the clock” year for House Republicans.
Instead of working to create jobs, the GOP has focused on an ideological agenda that moves us back into the dark ages – almost literally – in terms of the environment and energy efficiency.
Republicans have controlled the House for 188 days without passing a single jobs bill. Yet they’ve found the time to switch the cups in the Capitol to Styrofoam, replacing the more environmentally-friendly cardboard cups.
Now, House Republicans want to repeal a bipartisan bill signed into law by President George W. Bush that saves American families and small businesses billions of dollars a year. The bill, which helps consumers save money by requiring more efficient light bulbs, was not only supported by bulb manufacturers, but also by the vast majority of Democratic and Republican legislators according to National Journal:
"At the time it was introduced, the legislation was championed by Democratic and Republican leaders alike. The original 2007 lightbulb efficiency language was cosponsored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Ill. It passed easily through the House Energy and Commerce Committee and was added as an amendment to a bill that passed the Senate by a vote of 86-8, passed the House by a vote of 314-100, and was signed into law by President George W. Bush."
It’s time we focused on job creation that will move our country forward, not more partisan politics. Now there’s a bright idea.