Description: The White House unveiled the first ever fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy duty trucks such as semis, buses, garbage trucks and three-quarter-ton pickups. The standards call for those veh...
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Matt Robbins Aug 17, 2011
Well said. Let's worry about the log that's sticking out of our eye before we try to remove the splinter from our neighbors eye.
Mike Hawk Aug 17, 2011
Screw the rest of the world and their petty affairs! It's only taking away from my paycheck. If the world really needs the US military for aid, then they should pay us for the services.
Mike Hawk Aug 17, 2011
No offense, but OZ doesn't spend billions on frivolous global affairs like the UN (such a waste of my taxes) If we (America) could STOP being ignorant bleeding hearts and focus more at domestic issues, then we could actually work our way back up.
Bert Kelly-Johnston Aug 15, 2011
From here it seems strange USA has a system where basic healthcare costs can bankrupt people thru no fault of their own. Used to happen here but largely avoided for the last40 years & Aust spends less of GDP on health than USA. Cheers
Bert Kelly-Johnston Aug 15, 2011
Matt, I didn't think you were referring to me - I'd seen the expletive laden comment that has now disappeared. For the record, I'm an Aussie, not USA. RE healthcare, we've had a system similar to Obama's proposal & it works OK. Ensures basic care.
Matt Robbins Aug 14, 2011
Really, anything that he's signed in his term, so much had been rushed through that we're unaware of it's terrifying. Just take the time to read through any of it and you'll find discrepancies. I've read about 100 pages of the Obamacare bill myself
Matt Robbins Aug 14, 2011
That wasn't intended for you, my fellow American, rather some young naive liberal that said all of the previous comments were incorrect, but not so intelligently. Look no further than Obamacare.
Bert Kelly-Johnston Aug 14, 2011
Ryan, I'd be interested to know what issues you're referring to.
Ryan David Newberry Aug 14, 2011
Oh I can get my point across perfectly without swearing Obama has defiled and destroyed so much of our constitution it makes me sick
Bert Kelly-Johnston Aug 11, 2011
Don't worry, if they can charge more they will regardless of the R&d. Unfortunately, they will probably play with the rules to avoid the impact. Look how people substituted pickups/SUVs for cars - big V8s, lousy fuel economy but no gas guzzler tax.
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
Besides what bugs me the most about this is our government was NEVER intended to make laws that so dramatically affect the private sector. We take one step closer to socialism with every passing bill similar to this one.
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
... increase the cost of living because the stores will just raise product prices to compensate for the increase in shipping. We can only bend so far before we break...
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
Beat me to it Mike. The added R&D costs wont be swallowed by the manufacturers, it will be passed on to the trucking companies, who will in turn pass it down to us through dramatically increased shipping costs which ultimately will increase the....
Mike Hawk Aug 11, 2011
Thats just one side of the coin, Piston. When you flip it over, this policy hurts...no...RAPES our wallets. Im just a blue collar worker. If I had the choice between environment vs keeping my money.... I say F*CK mother nature!
No Pistons Aug 11, 2011
Oh no he's forcing Big rigs to be more efficient and consume less fossil fuels, what monstrosity has our government become
Ryan David Newberry Aug 11, 2011
Who cares about this Jimmy Carter wannabe douchbag
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
Hahaha Mike valid point lol. I was going for Huckabee but he didn't make it that far so I didn't vote for either of them. I'm putting all my money Texas' Gov. Perry this time around.
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
You're absolutely right Shane. And to think so much more has gone through that we don't even know about yet is the scary part. I'm sick of the way this country's been headed for the past 12 years. We need to clean house, NOW. Obama's gotta be first
No Pistons Aug 11, 2011
Jeeze readings these comments makes me feel like I'm watching fox news
Mike Hawk Aug 11, 2011
I shoulda voted for McCain...but that crazy bitch next to him was scaring the shit out of me Could you imagine a VP on menopause?!? She'd kill the pres, then kill us all. This is why our fore fathers didn't want a woman in office: Hormonal
Shane Carroll Aug 11, 2011
I've noticed something about Mr Obama. There'll be a long period of nothing, then he throws everything at us at once so we just nod and go along with it with no clue as to what we're agreeing to. Remember the Cash4Clunkers fine print?
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
No they don't. They're just using it as a front to restrict peoples' freedoms, rights, and will. They're abusing the good in people who don't want to "hurt the Earth" so people go along with any story they're fed. It's all about control guys.
Michael Palazzo Aug 11, 2011
earth had an ice age a long time ago before humans were here and the ice melted without us here too.
Michael Palazzo Aug 11, 2011
Do all democrats believe in global warming? JW, I don't want to start an argument, but I think the concept of it is ridiculous.
Michael Palazzo Aug 11, 2011
this & the stupid CAFE regulations he put in?! He must hate cars.
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
Y'all might want to do the same. Enough is enough.
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
I actually just forwarded this to my good friend who is one of my states representatives to see if he can't get this decreased or even stopped. He's told me the biggest problem they have is with garbage like this where Obama rushes it through.
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
Great. Get ready for increased prices on everything. Cause you know they're not gonna take the hit, they'll just pass it on to consumers. How're y'all liking all this hope and change now??
Bert Kelly-Johnston Aug 11, 2011
Why not just charge for carbon & let the market do it's thing. Customers in the USA will move to using less fuel if they have to pay more for it. Even if you doubt global warming, it could reduce reliance on foreign oil & pay off some debt.
Peter Bruschi Aug 11, 2011
remember guys, obamas a commie, he doesnt want a free market anymore... hes systematically converting (destroying) our nation with his commie shit... u guys elected him, not me. i voted for the old white guy :) as for human global warming, its all bs
Patrick Schalk Aug 11, 2011
Chistopher it's called calving. It's a natural process. Why don't you just change your name to Al Gore and start your search for Manbearpig.
Blaise Stevensen Aug 11, 2011
Christopher, how are humans making ice bergs fall in the water? It occurs naturally. Unless someone was to blow apart a glacier with a stick of dynamite, I don't see where you're going with that argument.
James Jay Putnam Aug 11, 2011
Its called a free market. If gas mpg raises super then the price of gas will also raise it won't do any good and the green house Eco friendly thing is a joke.
Christopher Gamache Aug 11, 2011
Or we can keep doing what we have been doing and keep watching icebergs fall into the ocean. But don't get ME started on that.
Blaise Stevensen Aug 11, 2011
I was going to say what Shane said. These strict policies are kicking the manufacturing business while it is down. And what for? To stop "global warming"? Don't even get me started on that.
James Francis McAnderson Aug 11, 2011
Or let's do something easier by using engines that use less fuel and are cheaper to run.
Shane Gardner Aug 11, 2011
Or....and I'm just throwing it out there, drill more so these fuel economy standards can be put on a more reasonable timeline considering how hard up the economy is. Let the market deem what is wanted my the consumer, not the government.
Description: Before the 2007 energy law came to fruition, medium and heavy duty trucks faced no regulations, unlike light duty vehicles that were subject to Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandates. The program cov...
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Lance Chou Aug 14, 2011
Either a new Peterbilt or Mack... Eh Mike, you getting one of these anytime soon?
Rudy Hernandez Aug 11, 2011
Man i hope the make it more efecient so i can get a KW 900
Shane Carroll Aug 11, 2011
This is a boss truck
Description: The regulation will be proposed by the end of next month and finalized by July 2012. Under the new program, buses and trucks built from 2014 through 2018 will significantly reduce greenhouse gas pollu...
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Bert Kelly-Johnston Aug 12, 2011
If they actually used less fuel it might not. If businesses paid for the carbon output they might avoid some, say by making things closer to the consumer. Fuel economy regs don't encourage such options; instead they reduce consumption without change
Zack Stotler Aug 12, 2011
The problem is that shipping costs will be raised and greatly effect everyone. It's not that people don't want better gas mileage.
Bert Kelly-Johnston Aug 11, 2011
Matt, how do you mean? In carbon terms I thought the USA was still no. 1 or 2 in total output and still near the top in per capita. (Australia is higher per capita I think :-( )
No Pistons Aug 11, 2011
I fail to see the problem with more efficient big rigs
Matt Robbins Aug 11, 2011
This is ridiculous! America is now one of the environmentally cleanest nations in the world. Why not crack down on developing countries without ANY form of EPA and zero emissions policies, instead of constricting America to the breaking point?
Description: These vehicles will be required to achieve approximately 15 percent reduction in fuel consumption by 2018. The standards are expected to result in long-term savings for vehicle owners.
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Rudy Hernandez Aug 11, 2011
That looks like my truck well mine its lemmon green
Cory Wilhelm Aug 11, 2011
Perfect getaway truck. The cops won't shot or spike your tires.