Obama's anti-economy pro-environment thoughts
Obama wants to crack down on auto exhaust. Not a bad idea. However he wants to do it by forcing stricter emissions laws on auto makers. Bad idea.
Let's say you're shopping for a new (used, whatever) car. You narrow your choice to two that are near identical, even in price, except that one has much better gas mileage. which one would you purchase? See, that's how a free market works. You're making a choice for the better product.
On the flip side, what enforced vehicle improvements tend to do is make the car itself so much more expensive that it grossly outweighs the benefits of fuel effeciency. These cars often take more expensive or hazardous (those batteries in the hybrids) materials to make. Costing more in energy and polution to manufacture than they save in emissions.
More expensive vehicles will hurt the middle to lower class in the long run, but what do the elitists on the hill care about us little people anyway. Right now Obama should be looking at ways to cut costs on things that the common Joe needs, not make them more expensive...the economy and all.
So far new administration continues to fail at grasping the big picture.