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Obama to Mandate Rules to Raise Fuel Standards (Stupid is as stupid does)
ny times ^ | 5/20/2010 | peter baker

Posted on 05/20/2010 8:12:38 PM PDT by tobyhill

President Obama has decided to use his executive power to order tougher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, accelerating the fight against climate change without waiting for Congress, administration officials said Thursday.

Mr. Obama plans to announce on Friday that he is ordering the creation of a new national policy that will result in less pollution from medium- and heavy-duty trucks for the first time and will further reduce exhaust from cars and light-duty trucks beyond the requirements he has already put in place.

Under rules that were eventually formalized last month, new cars have to meet a combined city and highway fuel economy average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. The administration said the new rules would cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases by about 30 percent from 2012 to 2016.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


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1 posted on 05/20/2010 8:12:38 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: steelyourfaith

Is it 2012 yet?!


2 posted on 05/20/2010 8:13:41 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: tobyhill

Good thing we don’t live in a dictatorship or anything.


3 posted on 05/20/2010 8:13:50 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: tobyhill

Umm how can he declare this unilaterally?


4 posted on 05/20/2010 8:14:20 PM PDT by jtal
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To: tobyhill

Why doesn’t he just raise it to infinite miles per gallon?

That would save us lots of gas in the long run. :)


5 posted on 05/20/2010 8:16:23 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: tobyhill
...obama has decided to use his executive power...

He is acting like an elitist dictator. Why hasn't this {expletive} been impeached for abuse of power yet?

6 posted on 05/20/2010 8:17:34 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: tobyhill

Hey....this will be GREAT for the economy! /s


7 posted on 05/20/2010 8:18:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Destroy AMERICA.....Vote DEMOCRAT)
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To: Army Air Corps
Is it 2012 yet?!

No peaking! Now go to bed. You can open your Utopian Day presents in the morning!

8 posted on 05/20/2010 8:19:13 PM PDT by 3boysdad (It's time to get busy living or get busy dying.)
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To: tobyhill
Woody Allen will be happy.

‘O’ can take his E.O. roll it up and use it for a suppository on himself. He's neither a King or a Dictator.

9 posted on 05/20/2010 8:23:56 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Minn

i can not say how i “really” feel


10 posted on 05/20/2010 8:24:07 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: Minn

Good thing we don’t live in a dictatorship or anything.


What surprises me is that congress just let’s this happen with little or no challenge. He bypasses the press, the people and congress and there is no alarm. Interesting.


11 posted on 05/20/2010 8:28:58 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (The bigger the government = The smaller the people)
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To: 3boysdad

The sooner this a$$hat is in the unemployment line, the better.


12 posted on 05/20/2010 8:29:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Minn

I thought congress made the laws


13 posted on 05/20/2010 8:35:31 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Minn

I am going to sue my past universities for malpractice in economics education. No one told me that executive fiat was sufficient for economic and technological progress. I was told about the importance of markets for allocation of scarce resources. Perhaps no one ever envisioned someone with the wisdom of our dear leader.

Our dear leader is applying the vice to Congress over carbon taxation. If Congress will not act, then our dear leader will shove it down our throats regardless of the fragile condition of our economy. Our dear leader would make Lenin and Marx blush.


14 posted on 05/20/2010 8:39:36 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: tobyhill

How far does the government go before we all decide to actually, physically do something about it ? How long did it take from words to dry powder ? Just saying.

Why so many in the world think that this is so taboo. Just a little over 40 years ago my grandparents witnessed a revolution, the 80’s saw another one, even in Thailand (even though they might be communist) people are fighting back. So the question again, how far do we LET them push before the world hears our RESPONSE ?

P.S. Back off admin and FBI, CIA, ATF, etc.... I’m just voicing my opinion.


15 posted on 05/20/2010 8:57:41 PM PDT by TheRevolution1776
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To: tobyhill

Is he also going to mandate that our new transportation, horses, can’t poop?


16 posted on 05/20/2010 9:05:20 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: goodnesswins

I read an Interesting Quote recently, It said:
“In order to be a Socialist, First you must be a Capitalist.”

The point that I took was that in order to redistribute Wealth there had to be some.


17 posted on 05/20/2010 9:11:03 PM PDT by SwedeBoy2
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To: tobyhill
This arrogant POS needs to be reminded he is president and not king.
18 posted on 05/20/2010 9:49:20 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (ClimateScandal.org)
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To: tobyhill; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


19 posted on 05/20/2010 10:05:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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flr


20 posted on 05/20/2010 10:17:03 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: Major Matt Mason

This arrogant POS needs to be reminded he is president and not king.


No, this arrogant POS needs to be reminded he is a POS.


21 posted on 05/20/2010 10:18:32 PM PDT by unkus
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To: tobyhill

Another executive order to push something that he couldn’t get with the normal process.

He thinks he was elected dictator, not president.


22 posted on 05/20/2010 11:19:39 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: tobyhill

Fortunately we should have a President Palin well before 2016.


23 posted on 05/20/2010 11:45:09 PM PDT by 9YearLurker (P)
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To: tobyhill

His “executive authority”? I thought the people ruled America.


24 posted on 05/21/2010 12:33:49 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: tobyhill; All
I keep telling you all what this really is...

welcome

 

25 posted on 05/21/2010 1:45:26 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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To: backhoe

FYI: “Dees illustration” is an anti-semitic website. Hence the flag of Israel in the background.


26 posted on 05/21/2010 1:57:28 AM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: Yossarian
FYI: “Dees illustration” is an anti-semitic website. Hence the flag of Israel in the background.

Appreciate the info.

27 posted on 05/21/2010 2:13:47 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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To: Army Air Corps; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

28 posted on 05/21/2010 2:44:09 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (America should take a mulligan on the 2008 presidential election.)
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To: tobyhill

My horse only gets 12 mpbo (miles per bag of oats).


29 posted on 05/21/2010 3:17:18 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: funfan
I thought congress made the laws

That was in the Time Before The One (TBTO). We now live in the Age of The One.
30 posted on 05/21/2010 6:03:19 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: tobyhill

A TYRANT by any other name is a TYRANT and Obama is a TYRANT.

Even though his party controls the Legislature, he governs as though it doesn’t exist and the courts have no juridiction.

When and IF the GOP ever takes back COngress and grows some stones, the employment of Executive Orders MUST be constitutionally circumscibed.


31 posted on 05/21/2010 6:27:10 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: tobyhill
Obama Will Mandate New Fuel Standards Without Congress --
add this to the power grab.


32 posted on 05/21/2010 9:12:54 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: tobyhill
President Obama has decided to use his executive power to order tougher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, accelerating the fight against climate change without waiting for Congress

This has to be an improper use of "Executive Privilege".

Since when does POTUS tell the citizenry what to do? Other government people, yes, the citizens, NO?!?

What an abuse of power in search of a "cure" for a nonexistent problem.

33 posted on 05/21/2010 2:34:07 PM PDT by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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To: tobyhill
The last van I bought was a 1995 High Top conversion van. Bought used in 2001. By necessity I need a High Top Conversion for my wife who uses a motorized powered wheelchair. The mini-vans simply won't get up our driveway. I just love in when government decides my transportation needs and requirement for me /sarcasm. Next vehicle will be a used public transport wheelchair accessible small bus. Thanks you so much Barry.
34 posted on 05/21/2010 6:04:25 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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