Biden Dumps Trump Policy To Impose Mandate That Will Force Prices To Soar!
President Joe Biden is continuing his campaign to crush Americans and impose mandates.
In the fall of 2019, President Trump rolled back an Obama-era energy regulation that was scheduled to begin in January of 2020.
The Obama administration had waged war against the incandescent light bulb and was going to force Americans to use government-approved LED lights.
During a time of record-high inflation, Biden has decided to phase out the incandescent lightbulb by 2023 and will force Americans to purchase bulbs that cost on average $3 more.
From the Dailymail:
Consumer analysts allege that not only are LED bulbs more expensive, costing nearly $4 each as opposed to $1 for an incandescent bulb, but are often not stocked in stores in lower-income communities.
Democrats in favor of the rule claim that LED bulbs will save Americans $100 a year. In defense of the decision, experts insulted the poor claiming that they won’t understand the benefit of long-term finances.
This sure sounds a lot like the “it’s for your health” nonsense we heard during the pandemic.
What’s incredible is Biden’s commitment to crushing the American people in favor of his green energy policies during a time of high inflation.
Biden could let the free market do the work instead of hurting American consumers, only about 30% of the two billion bulbs sold in America are incandescent.
“The lighting industry is already embracing more energy efficient products, and this measure will accelerate progress to deliver the best products to American consumers and build a better and brighter future,” Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm said in a statement Tuesday.
Then why is the government mandating light bulbs?
Critics of the decision cite a University of Michigan showing that America’s poorest neighborhoods would be hit the hardest by the change noting that there would be a $6.24 mean price difference. In other words, the upfront costs are going to severely impact the poor.
Biden’s latest mandate is just another example of woke elite liberals imposing their fantasy on America. This is no different than the tone-deaf words from the Biden administration telling Americans if they don’t like gas prices they need to purchase a $55,000+ electric vehicle.