Skip to comments.Banning the pickup truck
Posted on 05/21/2009 3:57:09 AM PDT by rellimpank
The Tuesday headline was clear: "Obama's new rules will transform U.S. auto fleet."
The Associated Press picked it up from there: "Some soccer moms will have to give up hulking SUVs. Nearly everybody else will drive smaller cars, and more of them will run on electricity. The higher mileage and emissions standards set by the Obama administration on Tuesday, which begin to take effect in 2012 and are to be achieved by 2016, will transform the American car and truck fleet.
"The new rules would bring new cars and trucks sold in the United States to an average of 35.5 miles per gallon, about 10 mpg more than today's standards. Passenger cars will be required to get 39 mpg, light trucks 30 mpg. That means cars and trucks on American roads will have to become smaller, lighter and more efficient."
Eric Fedewa, vice president of global powertrain forecasting for an auto consulting firm, told The AP the changes will make pickup trucks so much more expensive that they'll be used almost exclusively for work.
Oh, heavens. We're growing faint.
The wise and powerful wizard Obama, having loaned taxpayer money to Detroit to "bail them out" -- thus avoiding simple bankruptcy, where the firms might have shed their overly costly union contracts and emerged to renewed profitability -- now simply decrees what kind of cars Detroit will make. He might as well just put Howard Waxman, Charlie Rangel and Barney Frank in the executive offices at the Big Three, in fedoras and double-breasted striped zoot suits like Ayn Rand's Wesley Mouch, Cuffy Meigs, and Emma Chalmers, and have done with it.
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Where do you put the gun rack in a Smart Car? Where do the beagles ride? How about a sheet of plywood?
Probably true, we'll all have to use row boats, they're definitely more fuel efficient. /sarcasm
He will create another "BLACK" market.....and the theft rate of trucks will "skyrocket" and thus the insurance rates will "skyrocket".....
I gotta stop using the Os word skyrocket....
And the poor reasoning behind that begs the question; Is he going to ban tractor trailers as well? I’ve seen one of the crumple zones underneath the rear axles of a tractor on I-95 where the guy couldn’t stop his momentum fast enough and completely ran over the poor Miata. I’d rather take my chances in my pickup. It may not be pretty, but it’s better than being a speedbump.
I love my pickup truck. Marine plates on it with an NRA sticker on the back window. The gubmint has about as much of a chance of taking it away as they do of taking my guns. I doubt my wife will be giving her jeep up anytime soon either.
Time it gets to that point yu will not be able to afford to pay for the gas , let alone the little car.
If you are able to afford what little food that will available to you, you will be doing good.
All this talk about there being a revolution is just that, talk. Oh, there was a revolution allright, it occurred November 4, 2008. Those that call themselves Americans voluntarily handed the government of the United States over to the Communists. There will be bitching, crying, weeping, and wailing. but no revolution.
obama and his deciples are serious about what they intend to do to you and me.
They are two things you can do:
1. Do not turn yourself in.
2. Try to make sure that less come back than go out to take you in.
Because the big bad wolf is coming. It may not be tomorrow. It may be years down the road, but he is coming. How you handle it is up to you.
I LOVE my Chevy Trailblazer! I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee for 7 years before the Trailblazer. My husband NEEDS his truck for his business which, by the way, is a Chevrolet Silverado! It’a hard working truck along with my husband who is busting his butt to make a living with his “very small” business! THIS IS AMERICA, DAMN IT! THIS has got to STOP! Have the majority of Americans become wimps? We don’t let someone especially the POS tell us WHAT to drive!
Obama really does hate this country, doesn’t he? WHY can’t people see how DANGEROUS this man is?
By the way...did anyone see the CEO of GM on Glenn Beck a couple of weeks ago? It was very obvious to me that he was towing the Obama administration line. I think these people are afraid this administration!
"Death to America"
—those triples can stop just as quickly as an overloaded SUV with a distracted mom and they have sufficient axles to be no greater load on the highway than standard semi’s-—relax, we’re all gonna die sometime—
Just like a veterinarian, "fix" to Obambi (BIRD!) apparently means "neuter".
Save the Pickup, Run Over a Lib Today!
Bad consequences all around with this. Can congress undo an executive order?
Oh my, will you simply roll over and let them fudge-pack ya?
The people have the power regardless of what the feds plan....turn the tables and the power on them and they will scatter like rats.
If Texans can no longer buy or drive their “Texas Cadillacs” (pickup trucks), there’s going to be h*ll to pay. IMO, the battle lines are just being drawn.
Darlin, I don’t blame the truck drivers. They have to make a living. I get it. Totally. Like Levin, I LOVE truck drivers. We would be screwed without them, no doubt about it.
I blame the schmuck that intends to put me in a glorified golf cart to share the road with the big guys!!!!!
“Many areas of the country you have to have 4x4 to go anywhere 4-5 months a year.”
You see, Padawan, you aren’t SUPPOSED to be living in the country. In orde to ‘Save The Planet” (ie, CONTROL YOU), and make delivery of services to you more efficient, the idea is to FORCE you out of the country in to “High-Density Zones”, by making it too costly to commute in to the city from outlying areas!
I can’t remember which Obama Socialist Administration minion said this, but it was in an article on FR a couple of weeks ago.
The people can by replacing this toxic congress including the O.
I have a Trailblazer too (the long one...has the third row seat). My husband has a little Ford Focus (great car) that he uses to drive to work...the Chevy is mine (and the family vehicle). We still have three boys at home...our 15 year old had to sit in the back seat of the Focus (he’s 6’1’’) his knees were in his chest. All five of us couldn’t fit in that supposed five seater.
Some ‘Smart Cars’ have hit the roads around me (totally useless vehicle in this terrain in the winter)...but they are frighteningly small. Like they could fit in the cargo bay of the TB...