Source: The Detroit News
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?