April 23, 2008

Goberment Pushes Harder To Dismantle Big 3

The Goberment is pushing harder to drive the american auto companies out of business and forcing everyone to drive a Prius.

Detroit automakers face an estimated bill of $30.5 billion over five years to meet the fuel economy increases unveiled Tuesday by federal regulators -- roughly two-thirds of its entire $47-billion price tag, and far more than their Asian rivals.

The goberment and greenies still do not realize that most americans don't want to drive small vehicles, the american auto companies are producing vehicles that people want to buy. They are not producting big vehicles and forcing people to buy them.

The plan by the Bush administration boosts fuel economy regulations 25% between 2011 and 2015 to a target of 31.6 m.p.g. for cars and trucks combined, a more rapid increase than many automakers and environmentalists expected en route to the 35 m.p.g. standard by 2020.

The goberment is setting unrealistic expectations, expectations that they know that the american auto companies will have to spend large amounts of money to try to meet. That is large amounts of their OWN money to meet, while the Japanese companies are being given money by their goberment.

"This proposal is historically ambitious, yet achievable," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, who announced the new proposal at a federal highway research center here. "Our goal is to save fuel, not to endanger jobs."

And how the hell do they if it's achieveable, they never asked input from the auto companies or even engineers. They just pulled a number out of their asses that appeased the greenies.

Democrats and environmentalists offered a fair amount of praise.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi commended the yearly increases, though she took issue with a provision that would seek to preempt California and other states from imposing their own tougher tailpipe emissions limits.

Yep, gotta make sure the dumocrats and greenies are happy to drive companies out of business.

Under one NHTSA scenario, total vehicle sales would decline 145,000 in model year 2011, increasing to a 563,000-vehicle decline in model year 2015.

A decline in sales, do they not know that it will mean a reduction in jobs.

The american auto industry's new slogan "Were the new tabacco company"

Posted by Quality Weenie at April 23, 2008 09:08 AM | TrackBack

It's good to see our government looking out for our best interests.

Posted by: Navy CPO at April 23, 2008 09:46 AM

Hey, when the economy's tough, you can ALWAYS count on the government to make things worse!

But they're worshiping at the official government religion of global warming -- and they will not be stopped.

Posted by: Ogre at April 25, 2008 05:19 PM