Source: The Detroit News
quote: And those complaining about extra cost are thinking that USA is the only country that matters, but the fact is that mostly every other country is trying to achieve similar goals and the engine manufacturers are putting the research (and the bill) into more fuel-efficient cars no matter what USA does or does not.
quote: It's the same for my Renault Megane. About 55mpg for mixed driving, and about 11s 0-100km/h.
quote: And a second part that critics saying that this will cost more for the consumers are forgetting is that oil is a limited resource. The more we use, the more the oil companies can push the prices upwards, and the more it will cost us consumers in the long run.
quote: while these who would drive a few thousand miles in as many years can buy these inefficient cars which are cheaper, simpler, less likely to break
quote: No government decision should force anything on anyone
quote: "Just yesterday, my opponent called my position on fuel efficiency standards extreme," said Obama. "It doesn't seem extreme to me to want to build more fuel efficient cars. Maybe the steam engine is more his speed."
quote: Fuel economy has steadily increased without mandates or laws for decades now
quote: Mix capitalism and socialism.
quote: The automakers were part of setting up the standards.
quote: How do you think they did that? Through massive PUBLIC investment into Germany's infrastructure, currency reform, and loosening of regulation.
quote: If they were able to easily increase the gas mileage of the vehicle before, why didn't they?
quote: I think economy is a great thing. I do not, however, believe it's the role of the Government to be the arbiter of it. Nor is it necessary to do so.
quote: Economy isn't forward thinking.
quote: Historically the US did have a period of capitalism you dream of, it was called the Gilded Age and it occurred in the late 19th century. This is a period of time with rampant child labor, company towns, monopolistic cartels and corruption on the level of nations such as Nigeria and Mexico.
quote: And is Cuba, in fact, really the "workers paradise" today? Why do so many South Americans flee to the United States when the "paradise" of Cuba is a stones throw away?