Archive for December 21st, 2007


The Gubernator Wants You…

… to be confused. And here’s how. The current federal gubbermint approved new vehicle emissions mandates that will require minimum levels of fuel efficiency by 2020. The Gubernator is suing. Why? Because the EPA told California and 16 other states to go pound sand with regard to having their own standards. Arnold wants to move a little faster than the Fed and the other states involved want to be able to play their own game. Ultimately, the consumer gets to pay the price for all of this tinkering. One standard, hold production costs down. A few dozen standards and vehicle manufacturers will most certainly have a different model for each set of rules. All of us consumer types get shafted along the way by having to pay for this inefficiency. Joy.

Just as an aside, perhaps Arnold need a little brushing up on his social studies? When asked about the situation, he said “It is disappointing that the federal government is standing in our way and ignoring the will of tens of millions of people across the nation.”  California does not stretch across the nation and tens of millions, I’m guessing, does not represent a majority percentage desire of the population of the country. Still, stranger things have happened…