The WSJ reports,

Energy Secretary Steven Chu came out swinging Friday against a House bill that would repeal a 2007 federal law effectively outlawing older forms of incandescent bulbs…

“We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money,” he said.

Dr. Chu is also the person who proudly took away out choice not to throw $500 million tax dollars at Fisker Automotive in a loan guarantee. In fact, his department has given venture funding in the tens of billions that we mere private citizens did not choose to invest.