Your bread will cost the same, either way. You're either going to pay for the price of fuel, or the cost of government mandated equipment upgrades.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.
There won't be less polution, because small fleets and owner operators are just going to keep rebuilding their old model trucks, because it's cheaper--not to mention tax deductable--than buying a new truck.Less pollution reduces health care costs.
These new model trucks, with all their new fangled crap are junk, anyway. I have 6 trucks. The newest is a 2004 International and it stays broke down. 99% of the time, it's that new fangled crap that is the problem. I have an 82 Peterbilt that rarely breaks down, and when it does have a problem, not only is it easier to fix, it costs half the price. How much with it cost to repair and maintain these fancy new engines that Obama wants to see on the road? Lots of factors there, that the out of touch folks don't think about.
CAFE is a idiotic way of trying to get fuel efficient vehicles on the road. It cause the vehicle makers to make vehicles the market in general does not want. If fuel efficiency is the goal, then make fuel more expensive. The increased costs of fuel will drive the demand for fuel efficient vehicles, and the makers of the trucks or cars will meet that demand.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?