Thursday, December 04, 2008

Big Three, I Repeat

You American car companies spent millions of dollars lobbying against increasing fuel efficiency standards and other incentives to modernize/diversify/reduce the size of your dinosaurs.

So not a dime for you. For decades, you have spent fortunes working against progress.

Now of course Toyota also lobbied against the higher fuel efficiency standards (more so than did Honda, btw). But neither Toyota nor Honda are asking for a taxpayer bail out. They're doing OK because they have stylish, reliable, efficient, forward-thinking models to fall back on as their truck and SUV sales plummet as well.

And even if gasoline goes to a buck a gallon again for a while, there are billions fewer barrels of the stuff every day. As a species, we are burning it up about as fast as we can.

What a waste.


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