Skip to comments.He'll Take Your Truck with His Pen and His Phone
Posted on 02/22/2014 4:11:46 AM PST by Kaslin
Now that he's solved the problem of the economy being so bad-- by deciding to ignore it-- Obama's turned his attention to the latest improvements he can make to the automotive industry. And government.
Hes going to get tough on trucks.
President Obama will announce on Tuesday that his administration will begin developing the next phase of tighter fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, according to the White House, reports USAToday.
And once again, hell use an executive order, bypassing Congress for your own good.
The president will order the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, continues the four-color national rag, to develop and issue new fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas standards by March 31, 2016, according to a White House report on the executive action Obama will announce.
In cooperation with the Obama White House the term executive order appears nowhere in the story.
Instead, the administration has continued their Orwellian assault on the English language by changing the words "executive order" to executive action.
While its true that the term executive action has been around for a while, this is the first time that the emphasis has been so widely put on turning it from a verb into a noun.
I think Congress ought to order Obama to wear a special executive action figure suit whenever making these announcements, so they can emphasize the verby nature of the administrations assault on Congress.
After all, many employers have mandatory dress requirements: the military, the NBA, Carls Jr.
Why not the president?
He could even sell space on the suit to his bundlers in return for his presidential support for one lucky bundler to become King of Siam or His Highness the Akhund of Swat.
The presidential announcement on fuel efficiency comes from the parking lot of a Safeway distribution centerpick me, pick me!which was selected because Safeway has been VERY cooperative with other Obama EPA initiatives, according to USAToday.
Previously Obama jacked up light duty truck standards, in cooperation with Ford, GM, and the other lackeys of the corporate state.
In January, light duty truck sales inched up 2.4 percent, while car sales were down 8.3 percent compared to 2013.
The light duty fuel efficiency standards wont go into effect until AFTER Obama is in office in 2017. So get them while they are hot.
After me, the deluge.
Light duty trucks are an integral part of the economy because they are used in the construction and utility trades.
Heavy-duty trucks are an integral part of the economy because they haul freight for us.
Obama would have you believe that without government intervention, businesses dont care about fuel efficiency.
They actually care more than the government does because it really is their money they use to pay for gas.
Fuel efficiency standards cost more than any benefit they create for businesses-- as much as $2 billion per year-- they cost lives because they under-power cars and trucks, and finally, they address a problem that doesnt exist.
The United States is a fairly efficient user of carbon per dollar of GDP compared to other countries. The European Union does better, but they have a more urbanized, central populations, oh, and have you seen the price of gas in Europe?
The Presidential Poseable Executive Action Figure has, and he likes what he sees.
So when the fuel efficiency thing doesn't work, expect more Presidential Poseable Executive Action on gas prices too.
Stealing a guy’s truck IS tantamount to stealing his gun.
And Republicans can defund the EPA, but won’t. Boehner will cry.
It’s good to be KingHussein. He can do whatever he wants. He said so. Witness TOTALITARIANCARE.
Keep on truckin’ King. CONgre$$ and the robed klansmen are ridin’ in the back.
We’re all grateful we’re not dead.
how about those 747’s he uses so often?
These decisions are going to ruin our economy. Who is going to make him EAT his words?
It works out to about $12 a gallon here in Italy which explains the preponderance of Fiat 500s and Pandas on the road.
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I’m told private people in Europe don’t have trucks. They’re dirt common in the US. A truck lets you maintain your own property, build your own buildings and projects and make money on the side helping those without trucks. They’re as essential to American freedoms as guns. The less regulation the better. Obama threatened to fundamentally change the US. We need to fundamentally change our government to get rid of millions of petty dictators controlling everything from what we eat to what we pay for.
He can have mine if he wants. The damned thing is a honkin’ big gas guzzler fer sure. Damned troublesome to park everwhere, too!
‘Obama would have you believe that without government intervention, businesses dont care about fuel efficiency.
They actually care more than the government does because it really is their money they use to pay for gas’.
To the low information voter, government force is a good thing.
Time to clog DC with your trucks!
Gas without gov taxes is about a dollar and change
Back in Germany in the early 70s, our teams were heading to a couple of remote mountaintops to work on a comm link between them.
On the way through the countryside, I came up on a German man whose car had run off the road into the mud. We pulled out a tow strap and hooked it up.
That big six pax Dodge with the 6 cylinders and 4 wheel drive mud grips growled loudly as it steadily tugged his car back on the road.
The look on his face was something to see. All he wanted to know was where he could get one of those Six Pax....
He’s he going to order non-conforming ones to be destroyed...like his last INSANE destruction mandate??
More like stealing his horse...and that calls for a hang’n.
We need to be thanking truckers for hauling our food to the grocery stores. We do NOT need to be giving them a hard time.
I know one young trucker. When I see him, I say, “We appreciate what you do.”
He always says, “Thank you.”
Also, all truckers are armed for protection. They are a rolling army. Ostupida$$ needs to leave truckers alone.
There are three material things on planet earth that I love:
My motorcycle, my guns, and my truck and Obama Vader wants to deprive me of at least two of them. Pretty soon, our Sith Lord and Chief will insist that I get a moped.
Democrats buy mostly cars, Republicans buy mostly trucks. Info for gold diggers: the number one vehicle owned by American millionaires is not a Mercedes but a Ford pickup truck.
Keep on dreaming
Hopefully - if we can get a conservative in the White House - these decrees will get overturned. Bonus points would be shuttering the EPA
I think electronic voting was created for a reason and I think we found out what that is during the last 2 elections.
Is it just a coicidence that WalMart rolled out the proto type of it’s need tractor and trailer system ?
Wal mart has one of the largest fleets in the country (over 7,000 tractors).
If they can get their truck on the road first, They wil gain ANOTHER huge edge over te compitition through government intervention.
I fully expect something like that and the sheeple will applaud and love him for it.
I’d put this clown in a sedan chair operated by both Reed and Pelousy.
Nothing Ostupida$$ does is a coincidence.
0vomit, in his vast ignorance, is going to make the situation worse. Apparently he is unaware of Jevon’s Paradox.
The more efficient you make things, the greater the demand for fuel. If he succeeds, he will increase fuel consumption, not decrease it.
Taxes work like this, too. Another thing 0vomit and the liberals don’t understand. Raise taxes, lower revenue. But they are not really interested in the environment or in paying the bills. They are interested in punishing their enemies (the “rich” - but only if they are conservative and productive) and they are mostly interested in power and trying to tell other people how to run their lives.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people’s lives alone, not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at creating around it an absolute uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognises infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, accepts it, acquiesces in it, enjoys it. It is not selfish to think for oneself. A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. It is grossly selfish to require of one’s neighbour that he should think in the same way, and hold the same opinions. Why should he? If he can think, he will probably think differently. If he cannot think, it is monstrous to require thought of any kind from him. A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses. - Oscar Wilde
A used car salesman in our old neighborhood approached my hubby, complaining about trucks and how much gas they use- knowing full well my hubby drives a Ford F-350. A few minutes in the conversation, the used car salesman admitted he and his family were getting ready to drive 3 hrs to the beach because wifey wanted to see the ocean. Hubby had a nice time letting that pw’d,democrap know that HE was the problem. It was like watching a cat play with a baby bird before eating it.
Trucking is a huge American industry.
Has obozo ever heard of the teamsters?
Effectively, the tards are going after diesel engines.
That will create a ripple effect that will harm trucking, power generation, marine engines and a lot more.
This will harm American engine builders and their customers.
And woodstoves. Can’t let people try to stay warm when the govt turns off their electricity.
The President can go truck himself.
Are they just talking commercial ones are all trucks? As Vans are considered Trucks.
This climate crap is a bunch of hooey.
Frost fair: When an elephant walked on the frozen River Thames S, look at the dates! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25862141
You said it
Or AF2, or the plane for his dogs?
More like stealing his horse. For years they knew what to do with a horse thief. You take a persons mobility you take away all his freedoms. I don’t want to be limited to where I go by the train tracks and I want to be able to take my boat, atv or whatever else I choose to haul. Progressives plan to have us all living in cities in high rises and if do leave our zone we will ride a bike or take a train.
Why not that stupid Purple Dinosauer sining “I LOVE YOU. YOU LOVE ME.” ?
Why not that stupid Purple Dinosauer singing “I LOVE YOU. YOU LOVE ME.” ?
Also what you completely ignore is that we only have the House and without having also the majority in the Senate we are helpless.
Do you really think dingy Harry would let his fellow rats agree with the Republicans and defund the EPA?
Get real and stop dreaming
Yeah, of course you’re right. Republicans ought to just pack up and go home. Why didn’t I think of that?