Thursday, December 9, 2010

Congressmen protest enviro Car-Buying-for-Dummies stickers

The ravages of "public" education have created a large number of dumbed-down sheeple/taxpayers to whom our Big Government betters are always condescending.  But there are still enough Americans who can think for themselves -- for example, when buying a car.  And some of their elected representatives are paying attention too, according to
It seems John Q. Public isn't the only one who thinks the letter grades that the Environmental Protection Agency was planning to put on new car window stickers are confusing. Click here for a refresher on the two window sticker options the EPA was proposing. According to a report from CNBC, 53 members of the House have sent a letter to the EPA in opposition to the proposed new labels. The main sticking point is that the House disagrees that only electric cars and plug-in hybrids should get the highest grades, A and A+.

As an alternative, the House is reportedly suggesting that the EPA figure out a way to continue promoting the tried-and-true miles-per-gallon rating system. It should be pointed out, though, that the old method of rating vehicles using an assigned mpg figure has its detractors too, and for good reason.
Here is U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee's news release and full text of the letter.  Of course, the US government should get out of this business altogether.


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