November 09, 2008

Obama To Get Rid of Domestic Automakers

Must have had his fingers crossed behind his back and hopefully the UAW that supported Obama will have a good chuckle about the irony when they lose their jobs.

The president-elect has said, for example, that he intends to quickly reverse the Bush administration's decision last December to deny California the authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles....

California had sought permission from the Environmental Protection Agency to require that greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles be cut by 30 percent between 2009 and 2016, effectively mandating that cars achieve a fuel economy standard of at least 36 miles per gallon within eight years. Seventeen other states had promised to adopt California's rules, representing in total 45 percent of the nation's automobile market. Environmentalists cheered the California initiative because it would stoke innovation that would potentially benefit the entire country.

"An early move by the Obama administration to sign the California waiver would signal the seriousness of intent to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil and build a future for the domestic auto market," said Kevin Knobloch, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Before the election, Obama told others that he favors declaring that carbon dioxide emissions are endangering human welfare, following an EPA task force recommendation last December that Bush and his aides shunned in order to protect the utility and auto industries.

This will destroy the automotive industry, completely and totally. California doesn't want just 36mpg in 8 years, they want to get to 70mpg.

Obama wants us all to drive Prius's, looks like he will get his way.

Welcome your new socialist overlords.

Posted by Quality Weenie at November 9, 2008 05:28 PM | TrackBack

Not only that! But I DON'T FIT IN THOSE TINY CARS!!! my choices will be limited, jobs will be lost and I'll be cramed into some tin can.....

Posted by: Tammi at November 10, 2008 11:33 AM