Obama Achievement That Should Have Been Enacted After 9-11 by Bush

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    Yeah, one of the best ways to help overcome our dependence on foreign oil is to use less of it. And increasing cafe standards is one step in that direction.

    Thank you, President Obama.

    Now, I wonder why Bush never did anything like this. Do you suppose that it was because the oil industry didn't like the idea of selling less gas?

     
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    About 30 years overdue.
     
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    How many times have I heard cons say that Obama isn't doing anything? Bush diddled for years. This should have been one of the first things he did to decrease our dependence on ME oil, but we had to wait until he was out of office for it to get done.
     
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    Aren't WE all Lucky the Obama IS HERE TO SAVE US..

    And how is this a OBAMA achievement.. The damn AUTOMAKERS are the ones doing it..

    gawd desperate to give this boyking ANYTHING...
     
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    Gee, I have no idea why it did not happen under Bush. Could it be because it was illegal when he was in office, and CAFE standards had to come from Congress?

    Nah, couldn't be that simple.
     
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    Congress diddled. Feel free to blame Bush though, you will anyway.
     
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    I say this yesterday, what a joke, force Detroit into producing even less desirable vehicles? So how many times are we supposed to bailout GM before enough is enough?
     
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    How is it less desirable to get far more MPG? I mean, people complain about gas prices, right? Well, if you can buy a vehicle that gets twice as many MPG, that's the same as halving your monthly fuel bill, isn't it?
     
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    sure people complain about gas prices. They complain about all prices....but they still pay the prices anyway becuase they want what they want.

    So may of us are OK with the higher prices as long as we enjoy the luxury of more leg room...safer framework (heavier).....etc.

    But to get to that 50+ MPG....we will no longer have those options....
     

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