Another milestone in the annals of government "job creation":
WINCHESTER, VA. - The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month, marking a small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison's innovations in the 1870s.
The remaining 200 workers at the plant here will lose their jobs.
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What made the plant here vulnerable is, in part, a 2007 energy conservation measure passed by Congress that set standards essentially banning ordinary incandescents by 2014. The law will force millions of American households to switch to more efficient bulbs.
And those 200 jobs are going to -- guess where -- China! With all the billions and billions government wastes and the countless gigantic ways it abuses power, it's often the small things that gall the most. The combination of arrogance and ignorance that makes the idiots in Washington think they should dictate what light bulbs we use and how many flushes our toilets should make still astounds me.