"German luxury auto makers including BMW AG and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz are close to benefitting from a U.S. concession that will allow them and a few other foreign makers to keep selling cars that emit more greenhouse gases than those made by mass-market rivals such as General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. Under a provision of a plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration has proposed to set less stringent standards for car makers that sell fewer than 400,000 vehicles a year in the U.S. That target defines the major German brands as well as a few smaller Asian manufacturers such as Suzuki Motor Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp." (I bolded for emphasis) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124873997073285323.html I don't understand, if the purpose of emission rules is to curb greenhouse gas emissions - why exempt anyone? Why specifically craft the exemption to benefit foreign manufactured vehicles? Why specifically craft the exemption to benefit the rich who are the only people who can afford these luxury cars? If you voted for Obama is this the kind of stuff that you thought that you would be getting? Can anyone defend this?