Obama's Sneaky, Deadly, Costly Car Tax

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    While all eyes were on the Republican National Convention in Tampa and Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast, the White House was quietly jacking up the price of automobiles and putting future drivers at risk.

    Yes, the same cast of fable-tellers who falsely accused GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of murdering a steelworker's cancer-stricken wife is now directly imposing a draconian environmental regulation that will cost untold American lives.



    On Tuesday, the administration announced that it had finalized "historic" new fuel efficiency standards. (Everything's "historic" with these narcissists, isn't it?) President Obama took a break from his historic fundraising drives to proclaim that "(by) the middle of the next decade, our cars will get nearly 55 miles per gallon, almost double what they get today. It'll strengthen our nation's energy security, it's good for middle-class families, and it will help create an economy built to last."

    Jon Carson, director of Obama's Office of Public Engagement, took to Twitter to hype how "auto companies support the higher fuel-efficiency standards" and how the rules crafted behind closed doors will "save consumers $8,000" per vehicle. His source for these claims? The New York Times, America's Fishwrap of Record, which has acknowledged it allows the Obama campaign to have "veto power" over reporters' quotes from campaign officials.And whom did the Times cite for the claim that the rules will "save consumers $8,000"? Why, the administration, of course! "The administration estimated that the new standards would save Americans $1.7 trillion in fuel costs," the Times dutifully regurgitated, "resulting in an average savings of more than $8,000 a vehicle by 2025."

    The Obama administration touts the support of the government-bailed-out auto industry for these reckless, expensive regs. What they want you to forget is that the "negotiations" (read: bullying) with White House environmental radicals date back to former Obama green czar Carol Browner's tenure — when she infamously told auto industry execs "to put nothing in writing, ever" regarding their secret CAFE talks.Obama's number-massagers cite phony-baloney cost savings that rely on developing future fuel-saving technology.


    Given this crony government's abysmal track record in "investing" in new technologies (cough — Solyndra — cough), we can safely dismiss that fantasy math. What is real for consumers is the $2,000 per vehicle added cost that the new fuel standards will impose now. That figure comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    War on Middle-Class Consumers, anyone?

    Beyond the White House-media lapdog echo chamber, the economic and public safety objections to these sweeping rules are long grounded and well founded.

    For years, free-market analysts and government statisticians have warned of the deadly effect of increasing corporate auto fuel economy standards (CAFE). Sam Kazman at the Competitive Enterprise Institute explained a decade ago: "(T)he evidence on this issue comes from no less a body than the National Academy of Sciences, which issued a report last August finding that CAFE contributes to between 1,300 and 2,600 traffic deaths per year. Given that this program has been in effect for more than two decades, its cumulative toll is staggering."

    H. Sterling Burnett of the National Center for Policy Analysis adds that NHTSA data indicate that "322 additional deaths per year occur as a direct result of reducing just 100 pounds from already downsized small cars, with half of the deaths attributed to small car collisions with light trucks/sport utility vehicles." USA Today further calculated that the "size and weight reductions of passenger vehicles undertaken to meet current CAFE standards had resulted in more than 46,000 deaths."

    These lethal regulations should be wrapped in yellow police "CAUTION" tape. The tradeoffs are stark and simple: CAFE fuel standards clamp down on the production of larger, more crashworthy cars. Analysts from Harvard to the Brookings Institution to the federal government itself have arrived at the same conclusion: CAFE kills. Welcome to the bloody intersection between the Obama jobs death toll and the Obama green death toll


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    Your title talks about taxes. I want to see some taxes.
     
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    Really stupid. Ford is now producing a hybrid SUV that gets 47/47.

    2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Overview

    You can get one for $25,000. That is well within most budgets. And they are planning next years model to be a plugin with 20 miles ev range. That will put the car well over the mileage mandate.

    I don't know what the problem is with you 'Conservatives', but I swear if somebody came up with a battery that was cheap, made a car with 500 mile range on a single charge, with charge time of less than 15 minutes, you would declare that it would cause the destruction of the nation.

    Everything in the mandate is achievable with present technology. At a reasonable cost.
     
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    Bratta is a braindead troll. Seems to think that anything that costs more is 'taxes'.
     
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    Just another something for Mitt & Co. to undo come January.
     
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    Is you are using this paragraph as a basis of your "rant" you are a real fool. :lol:

    The people that made the commercial claiming that Mitt murdered that mans wife was a fringe PAC called Priorities USA, NOT the administration.
     
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    Hell, Mitt and company are really good at undoing things. Look at his business record. And just look at the present polls.
     
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    That sound you just heard is the sound of a jetpack-powered argument flying over your head.

    If a 500 mile range car were technically feasible, then the market would create one, not government dictat.

    The idea that conservatives would be opposed to a 500 mile range electric car is a bogus strawman. We are opposed to government meddling in manufacturing innovation. Do you see Obama trying to force iPods to have faster download times and cost less?

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    Or maybe its just a usual money grab by democrats, who know most manufacturers will be over the standard, thus adding a $5.50 per 0.1 mpg per vehicle sold "tax" to be paid by the manufacturers to the government. And guess who ends up paying for this?
    As long as a larr
     
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    Perhaps you would not be, but you really should read the nonsense concerning the high mileage hybrids that so many other 'Conservatives' have posted.
     

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