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    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I was actually not being completely serious in the comment - it was more about the inability of SOutherners to be able to drive in the snow than about SUVs, but having said that, the vast majority of people who have SUVs don't need them. I have no desire to drive an SUV. They are hard to drive in a crowded urban environment and even harder to park.
    I'm not going to get into a long debate about SUVs, but it's not up to you, me or any legislature to decide what anyone else NEEDS.
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    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm not going to get into a long debate about SUVs, but it's not up to you, me or any legislature to decide what anyone else NEEDS.
    Fine, I am not going to say otherwise, but then you should expect to pay higher taxes for the PRIVILEGE of owning such a gas guzzling, polluting hog.
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    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Well in the free market Americans tend to love big 'ol cars and trucks. Suburban housewives who want to drive around the neighborhood in monster trucks and take their off road vehicles to Costco on Sunday. Overseas they opt for much smaller faire. You can't talk about letting the California legislature force folks to give up their big cars while commenting on the free market in the same breath.
    Really? The free market likes "Big 'Ol Cars and Trucks"? Hmm, and they are failing because.....?

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    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    This policy isn't implemented and the free market is failing. Has anyone checked the resale value of these monster trucks lately?
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    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm not going to get into a long debate about SUVs, but it's not up to you, me or any legislature to decide what anyone else NEEDS.
    Irrelevant. The Gov't has been passing laws since its creation irregardless of the individuals "needs". To somehow throw this up as a goalpost that must now be met is rediculous.
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    Re: Obama to Let States Restrict Emissions Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm not going to get into a long debate about SUVs, but it's not up to you, me or any legislature to decide what anyone else NEEDS.
    True! They can however set minimum standards in their states that motivate manufacturers and consumers to make and buy more environmentally friendly vehicles.

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