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Automakers Warn of Huge Job Losses Under Obama Fuel Efficiency Plan
FoxNews.com ^ | July 22, 2011 | Jim Angle

Posted on 07/22/2011 4:24:48 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

Automakers are pushing back against an Obama administration proposal that would almost double vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, launching a new ad campaign warning of hundreds of thousands of job losses across the country.

The White House has long been negotiating with automakers and environmentalists over the enormous increase in fuel efficiency standards. But the automakers, who say the standards would stagger the auto industry, appear to be losing faith in the possibility of a compromise.

President Obama was hoping to get automakers to sign off on a nearly 100 percent increase in mileage standards by 2025, aiming for another Rose Garden announcement like the one in May 2009 when he announced they would raise it to 29.5 miles-per-gallon for model year 2012, on their way to 34 miles-per-gallon for 2016.

But now the White House has a much bigger goal in mind.

"They're floating ideas to increase this fuel efficiency standard to 56 miles per gallon fleet-wide by the year 2025, which would be a significant ramp-up, even from the fuel efficiency standards that we have set in place to 2016," said Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank.

But supporters of the increase, like Jack Gillis of the Consumer Federation of America, insist it's doable.

"Fifty six (miles-per-gallon) is a sweet spot that is both achievable, reasonable, highly beneficial in terms of as economic standpoint, and will meet the president's goals of dramatically reducing our dependence on foreign oil,”....

But the automakers are balking, noting a federal agency called the Energy Information Administration predicted the increased standard would result in a 14 percent drop in sales.

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One auto industry official put it this way: the new standards “are like dealing with the nation's obesity problem by forcing clothing manufacturers to sell only small sizes."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: autos; fuelefficiency; jobs; michigan; obama
When 0 says he wants to create shovel-ready jobs, he means jobs ready to be buried.
1 posted on 07/22/2011 4:24:54 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

LOL!!


2 posted on 07/22/2011 4:26:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Hunton Peck

I’m sure the UAW members are lining up to dive under the bus for Obama.


3 posted on 07/22/2011 4:28:42 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down!)
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4 posted on 07/22/2011 4:29:09 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Hunton Peck
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5 posted on 07/22/2011 4:31:33 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaeff)
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To: Hunton Peck

Reaction.

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6 posted on 07/22/2011 4:31:33 PM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Well Union suckers,how do you like him now?


7 posted on 07/22/2011 4:32:26 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Hunton Peck

“Fifty six (miles-per-gallon) is a sweet spot that is both achievable, reasonable, highly beneficial in terms of as economic standpoint, and will meet the president’s goals of dramatically reducing our dependence on foreign oil,” and violates the laws of physics unless we all drive those little death trap “smart” cars. Of course, obastard will still be driven around in his tank/limo crossover...


8 posted on 07/22/2011 4:33:03 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: Hunton Peck

I completely believe he is out to destroy this country. He needs to be shut down.


9 posted on 07/22/2011 4:34:02 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Hunton Peck

Another FUB0 FUBAR.


10 posted on 07/22/2011 4:34:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hunton Peck
PRAYTELL
11 posted on 07/22/2011 4:35:44 PM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: Hunton Peck

unexpectedly


12 posted on 07/22/2011 4:35:56 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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But supporters of the increase, like Jack Gillis of the Consumer Federation of America, insist it's doable. "Fifty six (miles-per-gallon) is a sweet spot that is both achievable, reasonable, highly beneficial in terms of as economic standpoint, and will meet the president's goals of dramatically reducing our dependence on foreign oil,”....

Granted I only googled for a few mintues...but I have seen no evidence that this Gillis clown is any kind of automotive engineer. But he sure quacks like a social engineer, so I suppose that's some kind of qualification, right?

13 posted on 07/22/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Where is the energy coming from? Or better yet, where is it(the mass) extracted from? There is not enough energy right now to transfer to electric vehicles, Period. We need more coal, nuclear, solar, wind, hydroelectric, and whatever they think up tomorrow to power an 'electric automobile society' here and now, and it still would not be enough.
So they must take away mass. From your vehicle. Cardboard boxes with minibike motors maybe.
14 posted on 07/22/2011 4:36:57 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Hunton Peck

Announcement in time for union bail-outs added to budget.


15 posted on 07/22/2011 4:38:18 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Hunton Peck
But supporters of the increase, like Jack Gillis of the Consumer Federation of America, insist it's doable.

How would this guy know if it was technically possible to meet this increase in standards. I know nothing of this man Jack Gillis but I'm willing to wager he knows nothing about automobiles. I'll wager he's never changed a set of spark plugs. This is just the type of person Obama listens to and not those who really understand autos. Yes, I know that this guy doesn't work for Obama but he's cut from the same cloth. I'll do a bio on this clown and see what he's all about.
16 posted on 07/22/2011 4:41:28 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Nora O’Donnell asks a question he doesn’t expect. Now this from government motors? No wonder obama is pissed.


17 posted on 07/22/2011 4:48:09 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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This is the beauty of the socialist tenant of central planning. You have people making decisions about things that they have absolutely no understanding of.

One government agency mandates the use of fuel with lower potential energy, meaning you have to burn more of it in order to travel the same distance, yielding lower mile per gallon ratings, while at the same time another government agency doubles the mile per gallon requirements for automobiles.

You gotta love it!

Mark

18 posted on 07/22/2011 4:48:32 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Hunton Peck

not to mention that Obama wants to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline.....


19 posted on 07/22/2011 4:52:20 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Hunton Peck

Like I give a damn if that bunch of over paid pond scum have no work.


20 posted on 07/22/2011 4:53:51 PM PDT by org.whodat (Speaker West, name sounds good.)
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To: piytar
Diesel jetta already get 46:
21 posted on 07/22/2011 5:00:10 PM PDT by org.whodat (Speaker West, name sounds good.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Useless Kenyan Bastard, has never done anything in his,Pinko Life!


22 posted on 07/22/2011 5:03:07 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Doogle
Another phrase that Obama likes to use — “necessarily rise” — in reference to energy prices.
23 posted on 07/22/2011 5:16:22 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: org.whodat

A “German” car...

Ooh. We can’t have diesel — its stinky. :)


24 posted on 07/22/2011 5:20:30 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Huskrrrr
If you work in research (at least for GM) there is no union.
25 posted on 07/22/2011 5:58:17 PM PDT by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: org.whodat

Jettas are GREAT cars, but also too expensive for the average Joe. And they’re sick tech. Squeezing another 15% of mpg is not doable without an alternate power source (ie, electricity). Which will make them cost even more...


26 posted on 07/22/2011 6:17:05 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: org.whodat

Sorry, I meant 20%...


27 posted on 07/22/2011 6:18:29 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: piytar

I feel safer on my motorcycle than in a Smart car. At least the ambulance can pick me up off the side of the road instead of cutting me out in pieces with the jaws of life or in this case probably death.


28 posted on 07/22/2011 6:22:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Me too. Plus my iron pony doesn’t have nickel metal hydride batteries that will melt my flesh off if they catch on fire...


29 posted on 07/22/2011 6:40:59 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: org.whodat

The consumer crowd don’t discuss, in public at least, one of the costs of meeting increased fuel standards: increase fatalities due to lighter cars. The Feds always avoid that issue, like they are avoiding it in the healthcare debate. It’s a no-no. You don’t see it factored into the fuel economy decisions, and the “consumer advocate” groups don’t touch it because it might damage their allies.

The full costs should be part of the equation. What’s the cost of killing (statistically) a man or woman in the prime of life? It’s a lot of bucks that should be added to the bucks required to produce a fuel-efficient car.


30 posted on 07/22/2011 8:38:34 PM PDT by arfingcat
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To: FrankR

That’s disgusting!


31 posted on 07/22/2011 8:46:10 PM PDT by octex
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To: keypro

This”man” is so girly.
Anyways, gotta ask the UAW: hows that hope and change thing working?
Unions like that and the coal miners who blindy backed this fool should be forced to decline unemployment benefits.


32 posted on 07/23/2011 2:56:48 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: keypro

eeyeahh, boyee!


33 posted on 07/24/2011 5:50:16 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Hunton Peck

Damn laws of physics!


34 posted on 07/25/2011 6:22:10 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: the lastbestlady

“If you work in research (at least for GM) there is no union. “

Not necessarily. Who moves the clay models? Who hooks up the motors and drive trains to the dyno machines? etc.

You’d be surprised.


35 posted on 07/25/2011 6:39:53 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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