I want to see this quote in GOP campaign commercials every single day: newspapers, television, YouTube, and on blogads. I want to hear it repeated with disdain by GOP elected officials, candidates, and staff people every time one of them gets behind a microphone or in front of a television camera.

"Energy Secretary Steven Chu came out swinging Friday against a House bill that would repeal a 2007 federal law effectively outlawing older forms of incandescent bulbs—an effort at energy conservation that has inflamed a wide swath of Americans who don't care for the more expensive alternatives.

In a conference call with reporters, Mr. Chu said the more-efficient bulbs required would save consumers money over the life of the product, even if the up-front price is higher.

"We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money," he said."
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