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Old 10-25-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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Large Trucks Must Reduce Emissions as Much as 20%, U.S. Says

Large trucks to cut emissions by 20% by 2018 starting with 2014 models.

Heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans - 10%

Heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans that use diesel - 15%

Per economist Walter Williams...

The primary goal of communism and socialism is government ownership or control over the means of production.

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Instead, they've increasingly called for quasi-ownership through various forms of government regulation, oversight, taxation and subsidies. After all, if someone has the power to tell you how you may use your property, it's tantamount to his owing it.


Leftists, Progressives and Socialists

It sure sounds noble to enact government regulations to help to environment - but we are giving away our freedom in the process.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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Death by a thousand paper cuts.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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Uh, I thought this was in effect for awhile. But ya know, blame Obama for it, might as well.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:36 PM
 
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Uh, I thought this was in effect for awhile. But ya know, blame Obama for it, might as well.
President Barack Obama’s administration has been raising fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles in the U.S. to curb pollution and reduce oil imports. Obama has said he plans to make the truck standards final by July 30, and they would take effect starting with 2014 models.

You can debate if the issue is good or bad, but who else would you rather blame, Bush? It CLEARLY says Obama
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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Uh, I thought this was in effect for awhile. But ya know, blame Obama for it, might as well.
From the first paragraph of the linked article:
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Large trucks in the U.S. must cut emissions as much as 20 percent by 2018 under the first standards proposed for work vehicles, the Obama administration said today.
Did you have someone else in mind?
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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That means that cost will be passed on to us via higher prices.
Not good, not good at all. This sound very "Hooverish".
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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They said the same thing about child labor laws.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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That means that cost will be passed on to us via higher prices.
Not good, not good at all. This sound very "Hooverish".
Obama worshipers will be too busy chanting "no new taxes for the under 250K crowd" to notice everything else going up in price.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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Uh, I thought this was in effect for awhile. But ya know, blame Obama for it, might as well.
Project much? No one had done that, you brought his name into the conversation. The thread title is about more and more government control. As in, the whole government, including bureaucratic agencies.

Obama has done more than his fair share to increase the size of government on his watch. Hopefully the GOP and Independents will be in a position to de-fund that growth.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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They said the same thing about child labor laws.
Fuel economy standards vs. child labor laws?
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