Source: The Detroit News
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?