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  Global warming bound to burn Big 3
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Last EditedRP  Jan 28, 2007 07:04pm
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News DateMonday, January 29, 2007 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe next steamroller that will flatten Detroit is the relentless propaganda campaign projecting polar bears in bikinis and palm trees in Antarctica.

Hysteria over global warming is turning Americans into a bunch of Henny-Pennys, rushing about screaming for someone to do something before we boil to death in the oceans' waters.

Democrats are listening. They see in the alarmism over greenhouse gasses a populist issue they can leverage to keep control of Congress and seize the White House. And they have a solution:

Squeeze the life out of Detroit's automakers.

It now seems inevitable that the Big Three will bear the burden of cooling the earth. President George W. Bush, in his State of the Union address last week, made higher fuel economy standards the centerpiece of his energy plan. And though cleverly crafted to minimize the harm, the proposal affirms the popular sentiment that automakers own the responsibility for stopping global warming.
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D:2048Shannon ( 0.0000 points)
Fri, February 2, 2007 06:19:45 AM UTC0:00
The Big 3 are suffering due to their inability to produce quality products. Global climate change aside, wouldn't producing more fuel efficient vehicles satisfy another one of the Bush Administration's goals- decreasing our dependence on foreign oil by requiring less of it?

 
R:1765TurnerforCongress ( -45.5618 points)
Fri, February 2, 2007 08:33:01 AM UTC0:00
I would like to see the Big 3 revive their glory days, but the only real way to do that is to focus on exciting cars that get respectable fuel economy. Thinking that supermajorities would buy big SUVs was an awful business plan, as well as a slight against the traditional car buyers like myself that prefer coupes and sedans. Even their good small cars (like the Chevy Cobalt) aren't as efficient as they should be.

This guy is quite alarmist, the shift to more efficiency might create jobs. I think the Big 3 should be allowed some "lead time", but the fact is by 2011 the Japanese/Koreans will be be building almost as many cars here as the Big 3.

Detroit basically needs a 1957 Chevy that gets 35 miles to the gallon.