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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    I'm certainly mixed on this. I see these trucks sitting and idling and I know that we could come up with a way for them to still operate without sitting around idling all day. I refuse to believe that we couldn't have created more efficient vehicles over the last 60 years. Semi's in the 50's could get 6 mpg.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If either of you have any evidence that this will be some unbearable cost, please post it.

    By the way, it will be coming out of my pocket when I go to buy bread. I think reducing fuel consumption will be a better long-term investment though, both for me and for the country. Lower demand for fuel creates lower costs for fuel. Less pollution reduces health care costs.
    Then go ride a bicycle! Anyone who drives a car, even a Smart Car, and spouts this garbage is a hypocrite.

    While you think the increase in fuel mileage is reasonable, I am thinking that you are looking only at the 2 mpg and not the 33 1/3 increase in the mpg. That is a huge leap in percentage. Tyrants want to put everyone into chains while freedom wants to unleash the chains. C.A.F.E standards on autos have virutally ended the era of where a person can purchase a full-size sedan and with the future plans, the mid-size and compact will disappear. Freedom allows people to purchase what they desire. Tyranny must crush those desires by putting chains on the people.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I'm certainly mixed on this. I see these trucks sitting and idling and I know that we could come up with a way for them to still operate without sitting around idling all day. I refuse to believe that we couldn't have created more efficient vehicles over the last 60 years. Semi's in the 50's could get 6 mpg.
    That effort should come from the purchasers of the big rigs. They are the ones who should put pressure on manufacturers to produce more fuel-efficient rigs.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Then go ride a bicycle! Anyone who drives a car, even a Smart Car, and spouts this garbage is a hypocrite.

    While you think the increase in fuel mileage is reasonable, I am thinking that you are looking only at the 2 mpg and not the 33 1/3 increase in the mpg. That is a huge leap in percentage. Tyrants want to put everyone into chains while freedom wants to unleash the chains. C.A.F.E standards on autos have virutally ended the era of where a person can purchase a full-size sedan and with the future plans, the mid-size and compact will disappear. Freedom allows people to purchase what they desire. Tyranny must crush those desires by putting chains on the people.


    Way to play the victim LesGovt.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post


    Way to play the victim LesGovt.
    Well, if you love tyranny, please take it elsewhere.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Well, if you love tyranny, please take it elsewhere.
    I am not fan of tyranny, but this doesn't cut the mustard. The simple fact is that industry has failed to advance on its own and needs help.

    This is sensible regulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I am not fan of tyranny, but this doesn't cut the mustard. The simple fact is that industry has failed to advance on its own and needs help.

    This is sensible regulation.
    You are a fan of tyranny. You support it. Go ride your bicycle.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    You are a fan of tyranny. You support it. Go ride your bicycle.
    Oh noes, LesGovt disagrees with something government did, so therefore it is tyranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Oh noes, LesGovt disagrees with something government did, so therefore it is tyranny.
    There is a lot that government does to which I disagree, but do not believe it is tyranny. You are taking a long walk on a short pier. Watch out for the end! The fall is a long one.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    There is a lot that government does to which I disagree, but do not believe it is tyranny. You are taking a long walk on a short pier. Watch out for the end! The fall is a long one.
    Then what is the difference between this and any other regulation?

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