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54.5 MPG and The Law of Unintended Consequences

3129 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 6:15 PM
Mr. Jackson hit the nail right on the head. However, I do not believe the consequences were unintended. Obama, who ran for office in 2008 on a platform that $4.00 per gallon gas was a good thing, and even proposed tax increases to make it happen. Obama wants us to live in a European People's Republic. WE need to fire the librocrats and RINOs, and overhaul Amerika with a Constitutional Convention. Viva la revolucion.

Legislators and regulators need to observe a fundamental Golden Rule: Do not implement new laws if you have not considered or cannot control important unintended consequences.

A perfect example is the Obama Administration’s plan to increase new car mileage standards, from the currently legislated requirement of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016 to 54.5 mpg by 2025, as an average across each automaker’s complete line of cars and light trucks.

Carmakers reluctantly agreed to the new requirements, to avoid even more onerous standards, or different standards in different states. But the deal does nothing to alter the harsh realities...