If you break one, LEAVE THE ROOM

US Representative Ted Poe reads us a bedtime story.

Part 1 is the text of the law Congress has passed that mandates we replace incandescent lightbulbs for compact fluorescents by 2014.

For Part 2, he reads from the EPA requirements for disposing of CFLs — including how to handle broken bulbs.

Oh, and Poe mentions that the U.S. doesn’t manufacture these bulbs. China does. “We import every one of these things.”

So Congress has mandated that, four years from now, we will all be completely dependent on an overseas source for our home lighting.

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