Skip to comments.A VOLKS WAGEN FOR OUR TIME (Lonsberry)
Posted on 05/20/2009 8:41:42 AM PDT by shortstop
I wonder how many people Obama killed yesterday.
Arguably, it was in the tens of thousands.
With one stroke of the presidential pen, surrounded by lackeys on short leashes, he designed the automobile of the future. No more will Detroit make cars according to peoples tastes, needs and market demand.
Now, we will have Obama cars.
And why not. Hitler designed cars, why should our Fuehrer be denied the pleasure?
Without congressional approval, without explaining it to the people, without trying to build public support, Caesar has declared that vehicles will get more gas mileage and give off less carbon dioxide. A man whos never taken an engineering class has redesigned the American automobile.
And the near-daily assault on our system and liberties continues. The imperial presidency has given us not a king, but a pharaoh, a sun god whose every whim is our command.
But this isnt about the arrogance of power, this is about how many of us will have to die because of this mans arrogance of power.
To meet the dictators whim, American automobiles will have to be far smaller and lighter. Families accustomed to SUVs and mini-vans will have to crowd into light, compact sardine cans.
Which will spill them like so much produce onto the highway when they wreck.
See, American vehicles get the gas mileage they get because American vehicles are heavy. And they arent heavy to make them less fuel efficient, they are heavy to make them safe. All that reinforced steel, the stuff that holds a car together in a wreck, Obamas formula means that has to go.
Lighter vehicles get better gas mileage. Obama has decreed that we get better gas mileage. That means he has decreed that we drive lighter vehicles.
That means he has decreed that more of us will die on the highways.
As the use of minivans and SUVs went up, the highway mortality rate went down. Why? Because people in minivans and SUVs are safer. Safety is directly proportional to vehicle size. The death rate in small vehicles is higher than the death rate in large vehicles.
And he is making vehicles smaller.
Hopefully it wont be one of your children who has to be sacrificed for Chancellor Obamas volks wagen.
But its more than dead people. Its also expense and availability.
Pick-up trucks, for example, will probably become the most-expensive vehicles on the highway. To meet the mileage and emission standards, the most common single vehicle in American today the pick-up truck will probably be priced between $75,000 and $100,000, some have estimated.
Every car, the White House says, will probably increase in price something like $1,300. The argument is that that will be made up in savings on gasoline except that new Democrat policies are expected to dramatically increase the price of gasoline.
And the electricity wont be cheap, either. With the Caesar, as a candidate, pledging to bankrupt any company that tried to open a coal-fired power plant, and with his administration ruling out nuclear power and canceling federal leases to search for oil and gas, the price of electricity will soar and plugging a car in will cost more than pulling it up to the pump.
Also, you can forget four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and air conditioning. Those are gas-guzzling luxuries that cant be accommodated under the new rules.
The federal government has metastasized into something at direct variance with the Constitution, it is a monster that seeks to control every corner of our lives and our economy.
And now the Fuehrer is designing cars.
Maybe we misunderstood the campaign motto. As some have suggested, maybe what he was saying was: Chains you can believe in.
And live to regret.
Goobernment by diktat! Who made Barry the King of America?
Every day this tyrant issues some new Decree.
This is hilarious:
The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition
The American voter has been taught to believe in all this nonsense. They will get what they deserve.
Unfortunately, the rest of us will also be impacted.
The rest of us will buy imported cars.
Don’t all cars sold in the U.S. have to abide by the dictates?
Including abortions and letting the Gitmo prisoners free; Obama is going to kill a lot of people.
It’s like the old joke about two guys in a rowboat. A leak appears in the bow, and the guy in the stern says to himself “I’m sure glad the leak is on his side of the boat...”
Also don’t forget that when we use less fuel, gov’t at all levels will have to find new ways to makeup for lost fuel taxes. I also expect the cost of fuel to go up higher for other economic reasons. Trust me, this will be most costly fuel efficient vehicles ever produced.
Clearly Barrack Obortion is becoming more like Hitler every day. Take the banks, take the finance, take the auto-industry and attempt to limit free speech.
The tragedy is for the most part the citizenry is so dumbed down that they haven’t a clue that they voted themselves into slavery.
Already my father is talking about buying a new SUV way ahead of schedule - while he still can buy one.
Reading this article (being from Rochester, I used to listen to Lonsberry), I’m thinking maybe I’ll get a Jeep sooner rather than later - while I still can.
Generally true, but safety is also proportional to the engineering. The early 2000s Ford F150 was big and heavy, but it was also a death trap compared to well-engineered cars that weighed half as much.
But, yes, all else being equal, mass usually offers more protection.
Those Peter Stormare commercials were the best!
“Including abortions and letting the Gitmo prisoners free; Obama is going to kill a lot of people.”
I wonder how the MSM is going to spin Obama’s straw into gold?
CAFE Obama: Proposed mileage standards would kill more Americans than Iraq War
The Obama administrations proposed mileage standards that will be announced today (May 19, 2009) may kill more Americans at a faster rate than the Iraq War his signature issue in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Better take care of the car you now own. I for one will not buy a tiny sh%#box designed by odumbo.
It depends. The CAFE standards regulate fleets, that is, all of a manufacturers’ products, not individual vehicles. You might still be able to buy large, safe, vehicles made in this country, but the price will be inflated because you will be subsidizing the production of the company’s eco-deathtraps that people don’t want to buy. People can go to say, Europe, and buy a new Volkswagen or Mercedes, and import it into the U.S.
hussain head looks like a car with both doors open.
If Henry Ford were alive today he would say screw you we no longer manufacture cars in the US. I only wish we had real men running these companies. If we did GM,Ford, and Chrysler would hold a press conference and say: We are now closing All Plants in the US, all assets will be sold off and distributed to our valued employees as a severance package. Sorry you don’t like it but this is the change you were promised. I hope you like it.
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