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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Dems' CAFE standards, smoking ban setting up massive Michigan layoffs

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Wed May 27, 2009 at 07:53:58 AM EST
    Tags: Big 3, global warming, smoking, lay offs, unemployment, hypocrisy (all tags)

    It is trendy to be "green."  I get it.  They've been drilling that into our collective skull since I was in second grade (1985 seems like a looooong time ago) and the Grand Rapids Public Schools started sending every student home with over-sized neon green "tree" bumper stickers to foist on their parents. Hugging trees is supposed to be cool.  

    And we all love trees.  I have four or five of them in my back yard and another in the front.  They produce oxygen, shade, they smell nice, I can burn them to stay warm if my heat ever gets shut off... errr...

    In the 75 centuries or 869 quadrillion years this planet has been circling the sun (depending on your source, of course) Earth has managed to adapt and survive just about everything.  Colossal, global floods.  Meteor showers.  Ice ages.  Quasi-nuclear winters.   Human beings.  

    Leave it to automobiles to signal the end of all that is, was or ever could have been.  Thank goodness we've got these brave environmentalist crusaders willing to fight pollution whatever the cost.  And thank goodness there are so many of them here in Michigan to enable the Granholm-Cherry administration as they join with President Obama in foisting these massive new CAFE standards on an automobile industry on the verge of permanent financial ruin. Without them we'd have negligibly dirtier air and 50,000 auto workers wouldn't be mapping the best route from their soon-to-be-foreclosed homes to the nearest unemployment line.  And who would want that?

    I mean, except for the Michigan Left.  Because according to the Detroit News, that's precisely how many Big 3 jobs are expected to be killed by the Democrats new environmental red (or should it be green) tape.

    Nearly 50,000 jobs could be lost in the auto sector as a result of President Barack Obama's decision to approve fuel efficiency requirements for the nation's cars and trucks, according to government documents and a former presidential adviser.

    At the same time, the increased fuel rules could cause full-size truck sales to fall significantly without government help, a Wall Street analyst said.

    Those trucks, by the way, have long been the last remaining cash cow for the Big 3.  Buh-bye marketability.  Hello pink slips.  

    All of this thanks to our elected officials?  

    Read on...

    The folks voters send to the halls of power presumably to make things better? Not that we should be surprised.  This is all coming from the same political party that finally voted yesterday in the state House to ban smoking in the workplace... unless your workplace happens to be a cash cow for Democrats.  

    The Associated Press reports that the bill moved last week out of committee (and discussed HERE) was approved yesterday by the entire chamber with full Democratic support and nearly unanimous Republican opposition.  

    Under the Democrats' bill smoking would be prohibited in bars, restaurants and other workplaces presumably to improve air quality and eliminate second hand smoke.  The bill won't kill jobs, the Dems promise.  

    Under the Democrats' bill smoking is still permitted in Detroit's casinos, never mind air quality or the dangers of second hand smoke.  Eliminating smoking in the casinos would kill jobs, the Dems warn.

    Double-standard?  Sure.  Hypocrisy?  Cartons full of it.  Shame?  None.

    It might be cool to be "green," but if Lansing Democrats' inability to pick a story while killing jobs is any indication, that label itself comes with plenty of hot air.

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    Why? (none / 0) (#1)
    by Rougman on Wed May 27, 2009 at 08:45:02 AM EST
    Nick, why do you hate the children and the planet?  After all, what good are inalienable rights if rednecks continue to drive their pickups to the bar and light up?  Freedom is so overrated.  

    The Assualt Continues Each and Every Day (none / 0) (#3)
    by DMOnline on Wed May 27, 2009 at 11:34:12 AM EST
    Can a single day go by without Obama and his Dem-controlled Congress assaulting us?

    The Obama stenographers over at the Washington Post are reporting plans to implement a 10% sales tax nationally to pay for trillions in new liberal spending.

    They tell us this is necessary because "few other options can generate the kind of money the nation will need to avert fiscal calamity."

    Here's an option to consider:  Stop spending trillions of dollars we DO NOT HAVE on the most massive power grab by the federal government - the likes of which we've NEVER seen before!

    Just a thought.


    • Well yeah... by quigonjames, 05/27/2009 04:13:01 PM EST (none / 0)
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