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Old 07-18-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
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By passing a strong [Corporate Average Fuel Economy] requirement, without loopholes, Congress will be providing a blueprint to help the 'Big 3' become competitive again by building the vehicles that the American consumer really wants.
Study: U.S. car makers not fuel efficient enough - Jul. 17, 2007

2: What happened to a free-market economy? Is it just me, or is it totally anti-American for Washington to be controlling companies?
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How does the government know what kind of vehicle I want... The automakers, who have been doing it for years, barely know what I want.
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Re: Legislating mileage:

well... technically our market isn't completely free. they are allowed to basically interrupt in certain cases. while im not sure on the specifics, i believe they have a pretty strong influence on agricultural markets... and things like microsoft.

if they feel that a certain industry is having an impact on the wellbeing of our country, i believe they have the right to interject. i think this is a bit on the shady side though.
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Re: Legislating mileage:

I understand anti-trust legislation, and I'm all for that. I get the agricultural subsidies, too. I've got mixed feelings on that one, though.

This really seems to be on a whole new level, though. To me, at least.
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telling the car makers what to build and making them build that is forcing us to have something we may or may not want... who are they to tell us what we want... supply/demand will do that for us..

they just want to stop so much gas usage~
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i'd rather see the US start producing and refining our own oil again, not relying on Big Oil. That'd fix prices faster than anything... especially if we didn't export a drop
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I think they are waiting for everyone else to run out and then we start using what we have~
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Re: Legislating mileage:

Doesn't Ford have all these alternative vehicles? They have Hybrids, Hydrogen models, electric models, and seem (to me) to be constantly and consistently bringing out new, very real, concept cars. Unfortunately the media is biased and since it's not a Toyota Pirus or Honda Accord Hybrid the car is not good enough to have an article. Henry Ford wanted to use hemp oil as a fuel and I say that's the direction we take.

Ford vehicles still get 25mpg or more. It may not be no 46, but 46 is the exception not the rule.
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god i really am starting to ****ing hate this government.

they keep continuing to infringe on my freedoms to buy whatever i want. I dont want a ****ing slow *** gas sipper, i dont give a **** if i get 10mpg. I think the Big3 need to step up and go against big goverment, they will be the ones who will get the brunt end since they cater more to those who want cars with balls rather to ***** **** vehicles that honduh/yota/etc make. sure, give breaks to more efficient vehicles, however, i am a true american, i want my cars to be fast and awesome.
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Every time tree huggers get their way, god starts a forest fire. Please, kill the tree huggers.
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