Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fuel Standards

Obama again-

President Barack Obama's proposed new fuel and emission standards for cars and trucks will save billions of barrels of oil but are expected to cost consumers an extra $1,300 per vehicle by the time the plan is complete in 2016.

Obama on Tuesday planned to announce the first-ever national emissions limits for vehicles, as well as require a 35.5 miles per gallon fuel efficiency standard.

Boy, is that rich - coming as it does from a guy who drives around in an 8 mpg behemoth and who flies globally in a massive jet accompanied by a huge staff and security detail. Saving the environment is for you chumps, not the President.

But hey, don't worry- if government calculations are correct you'll be able to make up that extra $1300 cost in savings at the pump. Because we all know that the equivalent of taking 177 million vehicles off the road won't impact oil production and costs.

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