• Mister, can you spare a $50?

      That’s how much you’ll need to buy the Energy Department’s prize-winning light bulb.

      Last year the government announced a $10 million prize "designed to spur lighting manufacturers to develop high-quality, high-efficiency solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb." The winner? A light bulb that costs $50 each.

      Only in the government would they think it was "progress" worth celebrating to replace something you can buy on Amazon.com for a little more than $1 with something that costs $50.

      "I don’t want to say it’s exorbitant, but if a customer is only looking at the price, they could come to that conclusion,"Home Depot worker Brad Paulsen told the Washington Post.

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