Thursday, June 30, 2011

Obama does not know best about cars, health care....

Somehow the automotive industry and the field of medicine managed to stumble along before the federal government got involved in them.

But as the Washington Examiner tells us, whether it's health care or cars, Obama knows best. After all, he's done such a "bang-up" job fixing the economy...

Having already passed a law telling Americans what kind of health insurance they must buy, President Obama is preparing to dictate what type of cars everybody must drive.

In September, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are expected to release new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. As currently conceived, the regulations would effectively be a regulatory mandate for Americans to drive electric cars.

Obama already raised CAFE standards two years ago, but the new rules would go much further, bringing the average required mpg standard to as high as 62 mpg by 2025. Though over the weekend, word leaked that 56 mpg would be more likely. By comparison, Toyota's hybrid, the Prius, gets just 50 mpg.

If Obama opts for the higher goal, it could increase car prices by nearly $10,000, and cost 1.7 million jobs, according to a study by the Center for Automotive Research, as cited by Popular Mechanics.
More "hope and change."

I mean, does Obama expect us to take buses everywhere?

Suddenly, Michele Bachmann's "extreme" position of getting rid of the EPA makes sense.

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