Does the government have a right to tell us which light bulbs to buy? U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says no. In her Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, the Minnesota congresswoman asserted that the federal government “now tells us which light bulbs to buy.” Her message: the government is inappropriately intruding into our lives and our everyday decisions.
On the surface you can see the typical political lines being drawn in a debate about the role of government in our lives, but if you examine this issue a little deeper it is interesting to see who really stands to benefit. Read more here.