My god, it's light bulbs now? How did we get to this point?
Most Americans have lived under the new deal programs and Medicare safety net. All have grown up in a nation of publicly educated citizens. Yet the only America they've grown to love, flag wave and prosper in, is all wrong. The public is now feeling repressed and discouraged under a 35 percent tax bracket, a bracket that during the booming 50's and 60's, was over 90 percent. Now they fear the government is coming for their light bulbs? The "life after death" messaging from our founding fathers, and their reason for forming this nation, is irrefutably channeled through members of the misnamed Tea Party movement who love those old bulbs.
Never mind that the Republican congress and President George W. Bush passed the idea into law back in 2007. Our nation is teetering on the edge of the abyss again over changes to our dearly beloved, horse and buggy like, energy draining light bulbs.
Here's Ed Schultz with a perfectly dry send up of these unhappy patriots:
It's a childish rebellion against progress and change. Yet ironically, their vision alters the American way even more dramatically.