January 27, 2009, - 12:31 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As many have noted, the biggest obstacle to the success of the American auto industry is government regulations that make it virtually impossible to make a good, affordable car.
Now, Barack Hussein Obama is set to take another step to re-regulate the car industry out of existence. Under the Clean Air Act, only the EPA administrator can grant permission for new tailpipe emission standards. But Obama will order the EPA to allow California and 13 other states the right to set their own tougher tailpipe emissions standards.
Since a car company cannot afford to tailor cars to different emissions standards of each state, automakers must tailor their cars to the extreme emissions standards of the toughest state. In this case, it’s California. Faux-Republican/authentic commie Arnold Schwarzenegger have been pushing Obama to do this. He wants to impose a thirty percent reduction in tailpipe emissions by 2016. This is going to cost automakers billions. You know–the billions they don’t have. And it will help ease them into extinction.
All the while, Gov. Schwarzenegger won’t terminate his contributions to polluting the environment. He hasn’t given up his Hummer (he is the one who single-handedly created the consumer demand to own one, after he got the first from the U.S. military). And he continues to fly back and forth, daily, from his Southern California home to Sacramento.
Yup, it’s that new action hero: the Hypocritinator. He may be back. But with his new emissions standards and the help of Obama, America’s auto industry may not be able to say, “I’ll be back.”
I warned idiotic, prominent, star-struck conservatives who fawned over Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was considering whether or not to run for Governor. I said he’d be a disaster. But they didn’t listen.
Sadly, I was right. Thank these conservative cheerleaders–including and especially the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund and Peggy Noonan, both of whom were having print orgies over this guy–who helped push this auto-industry killer onto the political scene, when he should have been making Terminator 19.
Way to go guys. More job losses are just what America needs right now.