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Bush Administation Proposes Aggressive Schedule For New CAFE Standards

Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by KenH, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. KenH

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    I thought this was going to be about food hygiene regulations, until I found that CAFE is an acronym for "Corporate Average Fuel Economy", rather than a word meaning a small restaurant serving coffee, tea, snacks, etc! :laugh:
     
  3. Gwyneth

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    So did I David :laugh:
     
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    I prefer the free market...Let the people decide what they want to drive. If the cost to fuel their vehicles gets high enough, they'll buy fuel efficient vehicles...Some will still want earth shakin, ground poundin muscular cars, and they should be allowed the freedom to choose.

    The govt. got us in this mess by listening to the tree huggers, and their powerful lobbies demanding the cessation of energy exploration and development. Open up oil exploration, logging, mining, etc. and let the buyers of goods prosper.

    There are a couple of companies selling a bunch of tiny electric vehicles, some are little pick ups, and they're doing fine. Lot's of town folks, who only travel a few short city miles are taking advantage of them, and getting tax credits to boot.

    Let the market decide, not congress.....MHO.
     
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    As long as there is a demand there will always be gas guzzlers no matter what regulations are passed.
     
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    Your HO is agreed to !:thumbs:
     
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    Just yesterday I was sitting in traffic between two V8 Hummers, and thinking to myself where do these guys get the money for all that gas ?

    What. 14 miles per gallon ?

    At $3.80 for unleaded regular ?

    They gotta be (1) filthy rich, or (2) drug dealers, or (3) in "the mob", or (4) just plain dumb.
     
  9. KenH

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    I doubt it. We have had CAFE standards since the 1970s. so this is not a new thing. We also had the 55 MPH speed limit imposed nationally in the the 1970s. I would like to see it reimposed.
     
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    Agree. The price will make us adjust our lifestyle accordingly. As Milton Friedman said,
    "Governments never learn. Only people learn." Price is a powerful tool. My wife and I are in the process of moving closer to my job which will cut my gas consumption by two- thirds. Also I plan to trade in my Lincoln Town Car:tear: for a 30 mpg sardine can. The move plus a smaller car will save me $300 a month. Keep the govt out of our free market system. Ken, I am surprised at you! Let the "invisible hand" work its magic.
     
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    People have larger vehicles for various reasons. I had a Isuzu Rodeo for a while. But I am 6'5" and 300 lbs. I do not fit in those small cars comfortably. I gave it to my daughter and got a Lincoln town car. Now I have the leg room I need.

    There is also a saftey issue for smaller vehicles. Clearly they are not as safe as larger vehicles that contain more material between you and the other vehicle.

    Ultimately this is more about giving big business a hard time than it is anything else. Pure socialsim/comunism
     
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    What is it about us Floridians and Lincoln Town cars?:laugh:
    BTW, I am moving to Riverview soon. Will we almost be neighbors?
     
  13. KenH

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    Well, you know how we "socialists" are. :laugh:
     
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