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December 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Incandescent bulbs to stay around a while longer

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Government has no place in big choices

In “Old light bulbs get an extension from Congress,” Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, expressed outrage at the unfair and onerous government intrusion that takes away “the power to choose” — a light bulb. [News, Dec. 17.]

This from an elected official who belongs to a party that wants the federal government to take away a woman’s reproductive choices?

If the government has no place in bulb-changing choices, why is it a good idea to insert it in life-changing ones?

— Rita Weinstein, Seattle

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What will Uncle Fester do?  Posted on December 20, 2011 at 4:18 PM by Schrodinger's Cat. Jump to comment
It's a little disingenuous to compare light bulbs to the taking of another human life. And think of it this way. Why should the government...  Posted on December 20, 2011 at 8:40 AM by pupsncats. Jump to comment
Since many people consider abortion to be murder, these aren't equivalent notions. Choose a light bulb (and incandescent bulbs are good in a...  Posted on December 20, 2011 at 7:45 AM by ulfgard. Jump to comment

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