This issue is one that has precious little to do with the technical aspects of the trade - and everything to do with how politics influence our lives. In that respect, it's but the tip of the iceberg, the nose of the camel, the calm before the storm.
Before long, everyone will have a say in our trade - everyone, that is, except the electrician, or the consumer.
I happen to like CFL's for most uses; my home is full of them. It's not about the light bulb. It's about the right of government, and the ability of parties to manipulate government, to make our decisions "for our own good."
The fact that EVERY place that has embraced this political system either wallows in poverty, or has collapsed in chaos, does not deter these missionaries in the least. Perhaps they believe they'll have a place in one of the nicer circles of the Hell they'll invent. Or, as the proverb asserts, misery loves company.
These 'good intentioned' ideas are but pavers on the road to Hell.