Who came up with the insane idea that the Democrats were the "Party of Compassion"? How compassionate is it to intentionally eliminate much-needed jobs in an anemic economy such as we have? How compassionate is it to intentionally add a hefty $10K to the costs of automobiles?
This is the idea of compassion to liberals who could care less about suffering Americans who can barely make ends meet right now. However, one thing they do care very deeply about is controlling EVERY aspect of our economy and our lives.
Read from Weasel Zippers:
Report: Cost Of Obama’s Green-Car Mandate Will Add $10K To Vehicle Price, Eliminate 260,000 Jobs…
(NRO) — 'The purpose of federal fuel-economy mandates is to keep the agenda of green pols hidden lest the public awaken to their enormous costs. Want to make cars fuel efficient? Tax gas. And commit political suicide. So instead we get the stealthy Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) laws, which forces automakers to compromise cars to government standards, not those of customers.
But sometimes those costs still leak out.
The Detroit News’s dogged David Shepardson has unearthed a study by one of world’s most respected automotive research firms that reveals that President Obama’s radical CAFE mandate that vehicles average — average! — 62 MPG by 2025 “could force vehicle prices up by nearly $10,000, reduce sales by 5.5 million vehicles annually, and eliminate more than 260,000 jobs.”
Shepardson is quoting from the Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research and the 260,000 job loss figure (consistent with past job losses from CAFE rule hikes) is another dent in White House’s propaganda that Green creates jobs.
The CAR study also reveals that Obama’s NHTSA and EPA have been gaming the figures when it comes to the cost of their new rules. The center’s study predicts it will cost between $3,744 and $9,790 per vehicle, while the agencies have low-balled the figure at $770 to $3,500 per vehicle.'