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Obama regs to cut 7 mil car buyers out of market
The Examiner - Beltway Confidential ^ | April 12, 2012 | Conn Carroll

Posted on 04/13/2012 7:23:53 AM PDT by SumProVita

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations that President Obama announced last summer will make it impossible for 7 million lower income consumers to buy a new car according to a National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) study released today.

“While you can mandate what automakers must build, you can’t dictate what customers will buy, nor can you dictate if a bank will make a loan,” New Mexico Ford dealer Don Chalmers said today.

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; regulation
The article goes on to explain several other *unintended* negative effects of this regulation.
1 posted on 04/13/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

...which will open the door to a Government program to give them “free” cars, just like they get “free” cell phones


2 posted on 04/13/2012 7:26:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SumProVita
“While you can mandate what automakers must build, you can’t dictate what customers will buy, nor can you dictate if a bank will make a loan,”

Has this guy not been paying attention to the current administration? Can you say 'Obamacare'? How about 'Community Reinvestment Act'?

3 posted on 04/13/2012 7:26:54 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: SumProVita

They won’t have to buy them, Obama will give them to them...isn’t that the common belief?


4 posted on 04/13/2012 7:27:29 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper

They won’t have to buy them, Obama will give them to them...isn’t that the common belief?


Yep. 0bama has a “stash”, just like the lady from Chicago said.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: SumProVita

....And you can’t dictate what Auto insurers will cover......oh, wait..........


6 posted on 04/13/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: SumProVita
The unintended consequences of the proposed fuel economy increases are clear

"Unintended".... [snork]

7 posted on 04/13/2012 7:40:21 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Don’t you mean “free Volts”?


8 posted on 04/13/2012 7:47:35 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I don’t think free cars will be the plan... Car provide freedom and mobility. I think this is intended to force more people onto public transportation. Public transportation modes like buses and high speed trains seem to be the transportation Utopia for the left.


9 posted on 04/13/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: SumProVita

That was the idea. Fewer cars, with the excuse of saving the planet, yields reduced freedom.

The American people have enslaved themselves to control freaks.


10 posted on 04/13/2012 7:51:36 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: SumProVita

Good catch on this article. It explains a lot of what I’ve been seeing lately; people are obviously hanging on to their older cars longer and I’m seeing a lot more motorcyclists in the morning/evening commute. There’s been reported a huge shortage of “used” vehicles for sale.

The Dems are quite intent on reducing invdividual mobility and long range mobility. It fits nicely into their Agenda 21 UN plans to trap everyone in the crap cities where people are discouraged from having children and old people are routinely beaten to death for sport as in England. Their vision is the Clockwork Orange type world.


11 posted on 04/13/2012 7:52:36 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: SumProVita

Truly an illustration of the Law of Unintended Consequences.
Higher cost, lower safety, more pollution, less mobility, fewer domestic jobs, less comfort, compromised designs.

Personally, I thought he shoulda just mandated 100mpg. It would make for a better talking point and is just as realistic. This green clown and his flying monkeys are pure RED.


12 posted on 04/13/2012 7:56:44 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: SumProVita

Well, we could make smaller engined, affordable and gas efficient cars like they do in other countries. We traveled around Europe last year and saw many vehicles that never make it to the USA. We rented a small 4cly (5 passenger) and even doing 160kmph on the autobahn, we didn’t need as much gas as we would need here. I was fascinated by the many different makes that were available there.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

well that’s Obama , the rich will make things and I will give them away for free ,only if you support me


14 posted on 04/13/2012 8:04:19 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Dutch Boy

But, but, but, without affordable transportation I wouldn’t be able to carry many of my guns on public transport! We would not be able to mobilize and transport ourselves to the battlefront of some national emergency! Surely, our benevolent government does not intend those consequences. Do they?


15 posted on 04/13/2012 8:05:46 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: unkus

Detroit


16 posted on 04/13/2012 8:07:33 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: SumProVita

On the demand end of the auto market, it would be unwise for a lower-income person to purchase a new car in the first place. They’re overpriced, almost always require payment plans, cost more for insurance, are more susceptible to theft, and their value declines daily.


17 posted on 04/13/2012 8:10:58 AM PDT by lurk
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To: FourPeas

When I was on vacation in Virginia last week, I saw an excellent attack ad. Can’t remember who it was from, not a candidate ad, but an anti-Baraq ad.

Video of Steve Chu talking about the desirability of “European levels of gasoline pricing” and then sheepishly mentioning in a congressional hearing “I don’t own an automobile at this time”.

Really a devastating ad, and I’m sure will be shown a lot.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 8:14:32 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SumProVita

When your only goal is to overwhelm the system, it’s all good as long as it is bad.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 8:14:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Husband and I have been shopping for a new GAS EFFICIENT car that meets or exceeds the good gas mileage we get with our Saturns (one gets almost 40 and the other around 35...they got even better before ethanol was added).

We do not want a small car because my husband has issues with getting in and out of the vehicle due to hip problems. It’s quite hard to find anything for a decent price. We do NOT want a hybrid because of the cost of electricity.

At this point we are considering the Hyundai Elantra.


20 posted on 04/13/2012 8:18:28 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: bossmechanic
This green clown and his flying monkeys are pure RED.

It all makes sense, even the result of mixing green and red together.

21 posted on 04/13/2012 8:26:54 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: stayathomemom

The Hood

LOL


22 posted on 04/13/2012 8:28:15 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: SumProVita

Printed money will be lent to people at 0-1% interest to purchase cars. What’s the problem? /s


23 posted on 04/13/2012 8:34:34 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: TexasRepublic
But, but, but, without affordable transportation I wouldn’t be able to carry many of my guns on public transport! We would not be able to mobilize and transport ourselves to the battlefront of some national emergency! Surely, our benevolent government does not intend those consequences. Do they?

No need to give up your transportation - just live in your vehicle. Under Obamanomics, many people can't swing the cost of both home and car, so must choose one or the other. Then you can drive to the battlefront without having to pack.

24 posted on 04/13/2012 8:34:34 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Rich21IE
It fits nicely into their Agenda 21 UN plans to trap everyone in the crap cities where people are discouraged from having children and old people are routinely beaten to death for sport as in England. Their vision is the Clockwork Orange type world.

Yup. And along the sdame lines, someone asked that if Sarah Palin is being irresponsible for going out working while raising five children, and Ann Romney is unsuitable experienced for staying at home to raise five children, how can conservative women be considered acceptable? The establishment's answer: Don'thave the five children.
25 posted on 04/13/2012 8:37:45 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney have the mother of all Macaca moments)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
I was fascinated by the many different makes that were available there.

That's cause they won't sell them here because they don't want to have to deal with our CAFE standards and other government regs.
26 posted on 04/13/2012 9:14:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

obama has a “dream” of all Americans driving little white egg shaped cars with big keys, solar panels, and wind generators on top.

Is there anything that this farce of a president hasn’t done that doesn’t erode the American economy?


27 posted on 04/13/2012 9:57:27 AM PDT by Wiggler
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To: SumProVita
“While you can mandate what automakers must build...”

Can anyone point to the part of the Constitution that grants Congress the power to legislate what auto manufacturer must build? If you accept that Congress has this power then surely you will accept further degradation of the Constitution.

Who really thinks Obama and his enablers would allow that pesky Constitution to stand in the way of their socialist agenda for America?

28 posted on 04/13/2012 1:44:57 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: SumProVita
“While you can mandate what automakers must build...”

Can anyone point to the part of the Constitution that grants Congress the power to legislate what auto manufacturer must build? If you accept that Congress has this power then surely you will accept further degradation of the Constitution.

Who really thinks Obama and his enablers would allow that pesky Constitution to stand in the way of their socialist agenda for America?

29 posted on 04/13/2012 1:54:22 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: SumProVita
we are considering the Hyundai Elantra

The Elantra is a small car. I suggest you exam the Hyundai Sonata or the Ford Focus.

30 posted on 04/13/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yes, it sounds like liberal commies want women to become men.


31 posted on 04/13/2012 2:00:56 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: SumProVita
Yuh. More cowards hiding behind the figleaf of "unintended consequences." Nothing these rat bastards do is unintended.
32 posted on 04/13/2012 9:55:17 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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