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Friday, November 30, 2007

CAFE Follies

Congress, in its typical knee jerk response to "do something" is about to do something stupid. In this case it regards Congress legislating a minimum of fuel miles per gallon.
The proposal, which would require automakers to achieve 35 miles per gallon on average, is similar to a measure passed earlier this summer by the Senate, which was bitterly opposed by the auto companies, who argued they did not have the technology or the financial resources to reach that goal.
What is so idiotic about this Bill is that is does not punish consumption. I have a sports car that I rarely drive. I walk, bike or take my vespa mostly. Yet Congress would okay someone who drives 150 miles per day in their hybrid, and they get tax deduction too, and outlaw my car. That is gefucked.

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