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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Blood on Obama's Hands; Proposed New CAFE Standards

Timothy Birdnow

This from the Federalist Patriot:

"With gasoline prices hitting $4 a gallon before receding in recent weeks, the market climate is favorable for small, fuel-efficient cars. However, the Obama administration is pushing automakers to accept even more stringent fuel-economy standards than the 39-miles-per-gallon fleet-wide already required by 2016. The administration is now shooting for a standard somewhere between 56 and 62 miles per gallon by 2025.

The bid has backing from a group of 18 U.S. senators, who in April sent a letter requesting consideration of an EPA "technical assessment" that claimed 62 miles per gallon by 2025 was feasible. (All 18 were Democrats except for Democrat-In-Elephant-Suit Olympia Snowe of Maine.)

Meanwhile, a study paid for by the Consumer Federation of America, an umbrella group of left-leaning organizations, claims 62 percent of Americans back a 60-mile-per-gallon standard by 2025. That support allegedly crosses party lines.

Yet the question asked by the group doesn't mention the additional cost to meet this standard. EPA figures calculated last year pegged the toll to be $2,100 per vehicle. There would also be a degradation in safety, as lighter vehicles tend to perform poorly in accidents with larger vehicles.

It appears that environmentally ruinous electric vehicles are in our future, since they grade highest on fuel efficiency charts. Want them or not, only the government knows what's good for us."


Interesting; only an electric car can achieve these standards. Even a Prius or other hybrid go-cart fails. Now, isn't this a conflict of interest? The U.S. government owns the company that makes the only car capable of achieving this.

And it costs more in the end than it saves.

We are running up against basic physics here, and the only way to attain such high fuel savings is to spend blood; there will be a huge increase in traffic fatalities as these lightweight contraptions cannot protect the drivers.

How many deaths are environmentalist dreams worth? Obama will have blood on his hands.

It's time everyone said so.

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