Actually, everything he said was true. The fact that there are other truths (ie - our bulbs aren't made here now) doesn't make what he said untrue. I think it is telling that the lifecycle of the bulbs isn't spoken of (ie - harm to the environment, energy used, etc., from initial manufacture, including materials, to disposal). Florescent bulbs do exist today, but the point about disposal remains valid since this congress now proposes to increase the numbers of said bulbs a great deal All in all, I think the congress is just show boating.
I have deployed probably 25 CFL's thus far, btw, but I am driven by economics, a novel concept. Show me that I'll save money in the long run and I'm good. Tell me that I can't have something because you know what's best for me, and I'll revolt. Oh, and with regards to the FAA et al, I'm thinking that big planes flying people through the air, possibly running into one another or missing the runway and landing in my neighborhood requires some sort of organization . . . get back to me when someone starts flinging big light bulbs around.
Everything he said was MOSTLY true. That is the thing with politicians. They state a fact that has no meaningful relevance yet you say "Actually-everything he said was true", as if that means his message was important. It was not. The only part of his message that has relevance is the disposal issue. And that is correct. Everything else was pure fluff. Confection to fill his time and obfuscate the issue.
As an example, the "Now we can't have Monday Night Football because of the interference". That FCC warning is on every electrical and electronic device in your home, from your DVD player to your garage door opener to your CFLs to your dimmers. A fact but an irrelevant fact.
You changed for economics. Which means you will be using less electricity which means you are saving energy. You also don't have to run your A/C as much as they don't heat up the house quite as much. Baby steps.
You chose FAA, what about FCC, they are regulating electrons daily so your cell phone and cable and landline and GPS and garage door will all work together. FCC is much closer to the Energy concept. And Ben and Tom and John and George and Sam didn't write in FCC or Energy into that Constitution. They did, however give the legislature plenty of elbow room to write laws to accommodate the necessities of the future.
Some of us think Energy is strategic and a necessity for our future.