May 01, 2008

U.S. Government Supports Japanese Vehicles

This is the last straw.

I can not fucking believe this is true, but it unfortuantly is.

The Government is telling lawmakers they have to drive Green cars and then recommend the fucking Prius.

lawmakers will have to give up gas-hungry SUVs and luxury sedans for leased vehicles that are more eco-correct, such as Toyota's Prius.

The Prius is not even built in the U.S.

I guess they feel comfortable enough in screwing the U.S. Auto Makers that they are now just telling people to buy vehicles not built by it's own fucking citizens.

Rep. Elton Gallegly of Simi Valley likes his taxpayer-funded Ford Expedition. He isn't worried that it's not the most fuel-efficient car. It's reliable, suits his mountainous district and is cheaper to lease than many other vehicles.

"It's not a Cadillac. It's not a Lincoln. It's a Ford," the Republican congressman said with exasperation.

Congress has been bearing down to do more about global warming. But a little-noticed amendment to last year's energy bill has hit especially close to home. It requires House members who lease vehicles through their office budgets to drive cars that emit low levels of greenhouse gases.

If the fucking tax payers are paying for their vehicle, they should be able to drive anything their tax payers allow them to buy. And most congressmen are driving american built vehicles.

The requirement was sought by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.), who figured that if his colleagues were serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and U.S. dependence on foreign oil, they ought to put their foot where their mouth is.

A fucking Democrat, figures.

Under the legislation, the Environmental Protection Agency will determine which vehicles lawmakers will be allowed to lease,

I can guara-damn-tee there won't be any american vehicles on their.

Baby steps to put the american auto industry out of business.

At least the Republicans are against it:

"I will start driving a green car once Pelosi starts ballooning back and forth from coast to coast to save jet fuel," said Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.), referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), who has made climate change a top priority.

Democrats, the party of do what I tell you, not what I do

Posted by Quality Weenie at May 1, 2008 08:33 AM | TrackBack

OMG! I can't believe this crap! Arrggghhhhh...!

Posted by: pam at May 1, 2008 10:10 AM

I am sure that while we are all outraged about this, it really doesn't surprise us one bit. Our government, in an attempt to please everyone, has decided to only offend it's citizens.

Posted by: Lukie at May 2, 2008 11:52 AM

Umm, how am I supposed to fit my four teens in a Prius?

Oh, I forget, I shouldn't have been selfish and had so many kids.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at May 2, 2008 04:43 PM