This is what I published on May 17th:
In today’s Detroit News, David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau (renowned for being a lying mouthpiece for the Federal Government) states that:
The Obama administration will unveil tough national tailpipe emissions limits and mileage requirements today, forcing automakers to dramatically boost the efficiency of vehicles by 2016 and reshaping what Americans will drive.
By 2016, passenger cars must average 39 miles per gallon and light trucks 30 mpg. A senior administration official said the proposal will boost the price of the average price of a vehicle by $1,300 — or $600 more than the per vehicle increase predicted under a Bush administration fuel efficiency proposal.
Once again Shepardson proves himself to be a liar.
The average total accounted cost increase per vehicle will be $3,900, not the $1,300 materials cost he (and the government) use to fool the public.
So we continue down the path with unnecessary auto emissions changes and absurd, ineffective CAFE standards – all designed to place cars out of the financial reach of the average citizen and force them to live in tightly compacted urban centers where they are easily controlled.
Enjoy your walk to work.
This is what the Detroit News edited down to and placed it in their "Letters to the Editor":
Big Brother at work
President Barack Obama continues on his quest to make sure you can’t afford a car ("Tailpipe controls, 35.5-mpg standard set for ’16," May 19). The average accounted cost increase per vehicle from the emissions standard will be $3,900, not the $1,300 materials cost the government uses to fool the public. We continue with unnecessary auto emissions changes and ineffective fuel economy standards.
and they wonder why I have stopped contributing to their newspaper.
Given their evisceration of my Blog Posting and a stupifying inability to understand the message I was delivering, it is clear why I don’t bother with them any more.