Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama to cut global warming by shutting down Detroit

The Obamanator today issued a memorandum that, among other things, mandates 35mpg average cars and trucks by 2020, and tries to allow California (and other states) to set their own emissions standards. Need to haul a ton of goods to that construction site? You'll pay a fine if that truck doesn't get 25mpg on the trip. If you wanted to kill a sputtering American auto industry, never mind the construction industry, this would be the way to do it. With these brilliant ideas, the only economy President O will grow is the government economy.

Rep. Edward J. Markey (Du-Mass) called Obama a "visionary president" who will increase innovation and reduce our dependence on Mexican and Canadian oil. What's so visionary about jacking up regulations? If these new ideas are so great, then mandate 100mpg cars. Require Americans to purchase electric cars, or wind-powered cars. Now there's innovation!