SEARCH BLOG: AUTOMOBILES and ECONOMY
Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman, Harry Reid. Remember those names when it comes time to vote in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
They are the driving forces behind legislation and regulations that have begun the process to create runaway inflation, significantly higher taxes, and a lower standard of living for most Americans.
From The New York Times:STEP TWOThere is no resistance to these standards from the American automotives manufacturers. Two of the three are dead in the water and puppets of the Obama administration. Ford Motor Company will go along to get along. But the real reason that the automotive manufacturers are not fighting is that they know that the American people will blame those politicians who set the standards the next time it comes to buying their $50,000 pickup truck that is so loaded with expensive batteries that it has 1/3 less payload than today's equivalent... and becomes a maintenance nightmare for business owners. They know that younger couples will be hard pressed to buy a vehicle that safely conveys their family and belongings. They know that insurers will jack up the rates as vehicles become smaller and less able to withstand lower speed collisions and protect the occupants. They know that they can deliver what the politicians demand... and what the American people will despise [h/t Anthony Watts]
The rules, which will begin to take effect in 2012, will put in place a federal standard for fuel efficiency that is as tough as the California program, while imposing the first-ever limits on climate-altering gases from cars and trucks.
The effect will be a single new national standard that will create a car and light truck fleet in the United States that is almost 40 percent cleaner and more fuel-efficient by 2016 than it is today, with an average of 35.5 miles per gallon.
This is just the beginning of everyone getting something for nothing... a lot more expense for no good reason. There is no real economic justification for what the Democratic Party is doing because of these less-than-stellar politicians. This is nothing more than a power grab by the federal government that should and will bite the Democratic Party in its collective ass.
Next comes Cap and Trade... billions for vaporware.STEP THREE
And then comes betting our entire future on unreliable "alternative energy." Or is that "alternative to energy...?"This is the Democratic Party creating a federal bureaucracy beholden to the Democratic Party. This is the Democratic Party groveling at the feet of the most extreme "environmentalists" who in reality are anti-human-civilizationists.
They see humans as a plague upon the planet and will be satisfied only when human suffering exceeds the planet's suffering... as they perceive it.Every economic stifling effort conceivable based on pseudo-science and horribly simplistic computer modeling is being pushed upon the citizens of this nation.
35 mpg light truck mileage standard, while technically feasible, is economically infeasible for most consumers and businesses. It is the first volley in the enviro-terrorists war against the U.S. economy... and it is being sponsored by the Democratic Party in the name of saving all of us from a non-existent problem. Cap and tax and scam is next.
The unwinding of the U.S. free-enterprise/personal choice economy is the ultimate aim of the enviro-terrorists and their compatriots in the Democratic Party. Remember this next time you vote... and have your vote cancelled by a dead or improperly registered voter.