The Obama administration really needs to get its act together. According to CNSNews.com, at least two of the claims President Barack Obama made during his recent State of the Union address have been directly contradicted by his own administration. One of them, in fact, was contradicted by his administration at the very moment he was uttering it!
The first contradicted comment: “I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury poisoning, or making sure that our food is safe and our water is clean.”
Leaving aside the fact that under the Constitution no branch of the federal government is charged with “protecting our kids” from anything except foreign invasion, the truth is that “Obama’s promise stands in opposition to his administration’s environmental efforts to make the [Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL)] the only choice for American consumers,” CNSNews.com observes.
Under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act — which, it must be noted, was passed with significant Republican support and signed into law by Republican President George W. Bush — traditional incandescent light bulbs were set to be phased out in favor of CFLs beginning January 1, though that has been temporarily blocked by the House of Representatives.
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