Authoritarian: of, relating to, or favoring blind submission to authority.
Looks like authoritarian, oppressive and tyranny were appropriate words.
You thought 1984 was unrealistic? Hmmmm. Have you also read "Atlas Shrugged?" Would that be another unrealistic book?
I was referring to the second definition
Tell me, are you able to vote?: of, relating to, or favoring a concentration of power in a leader or an elite not constitutionally responsible to the people <an authoritarian regime> .
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Seems like not everyone dislikes the idea.
The Obama administration announced Tuesday the first ever fuel efficiency standards for larger trucks and buses. New vehicles sold in 2018 will go up to 20 percent farther on a gallon of fuel. So far, the truck manufacturing industry is welcoming the rules.
Outside the White House today, the heavyweights of the truck manufacturing industry took the microphone one after another.
Industry groups were quick to release statements in response to the new rules, most of them positive:
"Everyone was sort of patting everyone else on the back." ATA President Bill Graves to the Washington Post.
"While we haven't had a chance yet to thoroughly review the final rule, we were pleased overall with the process, and the degree to which EPA and NHTSA involved and listened to the industry." Denny Slagle, president and CEO North American Trucks (Volvo and Mack).
"Truck manufacturers and workers, state and federal regulators, and conservationists stand together behind this new rule. It shows what Americans can accomplish when we work together." Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.
"This regulation and the process used to establish it are a model for how government and business should work together to meet energy, environment and economic goals." Tim Solso, chairman and CEO of Cummins.
"With this rule, EPA and NHTSA have now set an example for what could be a worldwide GHG and fuel efficiency regulation for heavy duty trucks and engines." Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and CEO.
"We support the new federal regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency as they affect the commercial vehicles industry. We have worked closely and productively with the EPA and NHTSA and look forward to continued collaboration on implementation of the new standards." Sean Waters, Director Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Daimler Trucks North America
"This is an important milestone for our industry and our country. We are pleased to be part of a realistic solution that will ultimately help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve natural resources by helping to increase the fuel efficiency of our industry." Douglas W. Stotlar, president and CEO of Con-way Inc.
"Commercial vehicles account for approximately 20 percent of transportation's fuel use, so fuel efficiency standards are essential to spur affordable and widely available cleaner delivery vehicles." Frederick W. Smith, president, CEO and chairman of FedEx Corp.
"These new truck standards will reduce our dangerous dependence on oil and clean up our air, while creating much-needed jobs and saving drivers money at the pump," League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski.
"EMA and TMA members strongly support a uniform, national program to address greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency that aligns with the needs of their customers and the nation. We applaud EPA and NHTSA for their willingness to listen to manufacturers' concerns related to the unique and complex aspects of the commercial engine and vehicle market and their efforts to finalize a manageable and implementable program." Jed Mandel, president of the Engine Manufacturers Association and Truck Manufacturers Association.
"The new standards provide important incentives that will serve as a catalyst for deploying new fuel-efficient technologies such as hybrids and advanced drivetrains." Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer.
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One Tin Soldier Walked Away..................