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One Way Government Makes Families Poorer

Anonymous13133 Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 7:38 AM
And emissions don't actually go down (the stated goal of the regs) because people hold on to older cars longer than they would have without the regs.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 10:47 AM
Look at S. America where they use even more ethanol than we do - the pollution is worse than before... We have oil coming out of our ears (if we would just go get it), yet we burn food for energy. Insane.
I need a new car. I recently had my fourth child, and while everyone fits in our current vehicle, one person must ride in the far back, which seems awfully vulnerable in case of an accident.

The problem for my family—and millions of families like mine—is that new cars are expensive, and the government is making them more so. In fact, a recent report revealed that more stringent government regulations for cars’ fuel efficiency (what’s known as the “CAFE standard”) will raise the average cost of new automobiles by nearly $3,000. That will price millions of would-be buyers out...