Today the Obama oligarchy along with the flunkeys and followers of the UAW and the EPA, announced “truly historic” demands for the entirety of the automobile manufacturing industry. “Truly historic” the occasion was for a myriad of reasons..
In an industry that has been rife with “truly historic” scenarios of late, the final nail in the coffin of the automotive free market was hammered home today. Surrounded by his grinning beneficiaries and buffons, Obama has laid bare his “demands” for all auto makers in order to cure the planet of the pandemic of “Al Gore disease”. Since the government hasn’t invaded every automobile manufacturer yet, (give them another week or so..) this was the quickest vehicle (pardon the pun..) for expediting the progressive process.
Carol Browner (with today’s liberal Luftwaffe, she should change her name to Carol Red-er..) another holdover from the Clinton caliphate, said that “what we are doing here is proposing standards for every category of car..” Doesn’t “proposing” sound so very innocent? It sounds as though there is going to be some kind of “debate” of the merits and demerits of this “proposal” or its “science”, doesn’t it? “Proposing” in the liberal lexicon of 2009 means “commanding”.
Obama is “ordering more fuel efficient cars” according to “Obama takes aim at climate-warming car emissions”. (Yahoo news) The left has told us that “there is no debate” about the “facts” surrounding their global warming ruse. They say that “there is no debate”, we say that “there are no facts”.. “Ordering more fuel efficient cars” isn’t a “proposal, is it?
The article whines over “growing public support for efforts to battle climate change”. This “growing public support” is coming from those who have “invested” in the bogus “science” of ethanol and all of the other faux fuels. They stand to reap a mighty windfall when the “government” goes all out with the subsidies for this scam. In the interest of “transparency”, I would like to see all of the portfolios of the politicians who are so enthusiastically endorsing this shell game. Shouldn’t all of that corn and sugar cane go towards feeding the world’s hungry as opposed to filling the gas tanks of the “liberal green machines”? What about the starving children in Africa? These “causes” all take a back seat when the leftists stand to gain financially from the project..
Soon the statistical analogies meant to goad you into being a true believer or to “guilt” you into submission started rolling out. The Obama plan will be the “environmental equivalent to taking 177 million cars off the road..” (“Automakers, Obama announce mileage, pollution plan”) or “the equivalent of taking 58 million cars off the road for a year..” (“Obama takes aim at climate-warming car emissions”) Both crow over the 1.8 billion barrels of oil that this chicanery will “save”. You may file this statistic in the same fetid file as the “Obama will save or create one million jobs” quote relative to his “stimulus package” in January.. He better get to work on that “promise”, Obama managed to LOSE 539,000 jobs in April alone..
We hear that these new “greenie weenie wagons” will be “more fuel efficient and 30% cleaner..” They forgot to mention that they will be about 100% more dangerous as these papier mache propeller driven soap box derby cars will make very nice cardboard coffins.. (At 30%, the cars will be “cleaner” than their liberal drivers..)
Here are a few more statistics that the simpletons forgot to mention. These communist Chryslers will cost an average of $1,300.00 MORE even though there will be LESS of a car for sale.. No problem, says the Obama mouthpiece who was “speaking anonymously ahead of the announcement..” (Why do the Obama puppets feel the need to have every story or program spoken about “anonymously” beforehand?) “The cost would be recovered through savings at the pump for consumers..” Would this “guess” be based upon the price of regular gasoline or would it be based on the ridiculously over priced and subsidized ethanol? Just for fun, lets assume that this is regular gasoline that the shill is squawking about.
How would the government make up for this appreciable LOSS in “revenues” that they normally steal from each and every gallon of gasoline that isn’t going to be sold? Maybe they will just “tax” the amount of miles that you drive, which was already mentioned by Obama Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood back in February of this year. (The great state of Assachusetts even wanted to place GPS chips in vehicles for this purpose. The citizens were outraged and they believed it to be an “Orwellian intrusion by government into the lives of citizens..” Talk about being up on current events..)
As always, the socialist sob sisters pule over the “dangerous dependence on foreign oil” or our “addiction to oil” and another statistic that made the liberal “back to the stone age” enviro-kooks soil themselves even further was that this imaginary reduction in greenhouse gas emissions was “the equivalent of closing 194 coal plants..” (“Obama to unveil new auto emissions standards”) Mind you, these statistics sound so definitive, “194 coal plants”, just where did these numbers come from? Joe Biden’s top secret “Al Gore Inconvenient Truth” decoder ring?
George Bush signed the “Energy Independence and Security Act” in 2007 which mandated an MPG of 35 by 2020 which was the first measure EVER passed that exceeded the CAFÉ standards which were established in 1975. I am sure that the liberal Sierra Clubbers and the other unwashed heathens of the left didn’t pay any attention or give him any credit for this environmental measure..
How about another “cost” as opposed to all of these alleged “savings” crowed about by the communist coupon clipper.. The Transportation Department in 2008 estimated that “requiring the industry to meet 31.6 MPG by 2015 would cost nearly $47 billion..” Obama “demands” 35.5 by 2016. Any wonder why these corporations are “bankrupt”?
GM CEO/ Obama marionette Fritz Henderson, who wowed the assembled reporters by not getting all tangled up in the puppet strings attached to his torso and arms said, “Energy security and climate change are national priorities that require federal leadership and the president’s direction makes sense for the country and the industry..” No wonder Obama “replaced” Rick Wagoner, Henderson appears to be able to read the totalitarian teleprompter better than Obama can.. (P.S.. GM appears to be heading to “a quick sale of the company to a new company initially owned by the U.S. government..” (GM bankruptcy plan eyed quick sale to gov’t. Reuters) “The government’s plans include giving stakes in the new company to GM’s union and bondholders..” Italics mine. Any guesses as to the ratio of shares for the union? Chrysler, now GM..)
Even a few useless political poltroons did some mugging for the cameras. Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm was there so that she could win a few cheap points with the union goons and to drop off her application for the “no men allowed” spot on the Supreme Court.. Even RINO-in-training Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, (who has to CAREFULLY write his name on his sticky name tag when Obama is around..) a politician fighting for his political life, couldn’t control himself. “The president has brought everyone together and now we are marching forward in the same direction..”
Those who are so short sighted are having trouble seeing that the real problem is the Horst Wessel Song (“Horst-Wessel-Lied” or “Die Fahne hoch”, if you prefer..) playing in the background as we “march forward”..