The Great One has decided. Passenger cars and light trucks will be required to get 39mpg and 30 mpg, respectively. In order for vehicles to be this efficient, they will have to be much smaller and lighter than we see today. The new standards are going to cost car companies billions of dollars, which of course will be passed on to the consumer (Isn't that a GREAT idea? Forcing companies to start spending billions and then forcing consumers to spend more during an economic recession? Sure, by 2016 we might be out...but we might not. And what happens now affects what happens then.).
What bothers me the most is that these new cars are NOT safe. 115 people die every day in car accidents in the United States [citation]. I predict that number will increase significantly once everyone's driving so-called smart cars, and I love how these liberal wackos are so interested in putting the environment before safety. (Speaking of the environment, I actually think it's ignorant for people to think that they can stop climate change. I don't buy that it's man-made. We are not that significant. How do these people think the ice age ended?) If I was starting a family, I would NOT want to buy some cheap, flimsy vehicle to carry my most precious cargo. I guess big brother's not going to let me have a choice in the matter.
But isn't that what it's all about? Limiting our choices? Controlling us? It starts with one thing - fluorescent light bulbs - and then it becomes unstoppable.
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