President Barack Obama, great orator that he's supposed to be, said that his new rules on CAFE standards will give a "clear certainty" to car companies. This worries me. First of all, I wonder if there is such a thing as an "unclear certainty." Unclear certainties, if there are such things, might be such things as Nancy Pelosi telling reoporters she had no idea she was being briefed on waterboarding.
Where the car companies are concerned, an "unclear certainty" might be something like knowing that you can't afford to buy a new car with an extra $1300 tacked on to it by the Obama dictate because you can't even afford to buy one without the $1300 bucks on it. The reason, of course, is that we'll be concentrating our financial forces on paying for additional household electricity and heating expenses caused by Obama's cap and trade regulations.
It's going to be no fun living in a world without pickup trucks and driving around instead in little wheeled buckets. We'll cut down on carbon emissions that way but it could be tough passing those 8 mile per gallon tractor trailers who splash mud on your windshield in winter driving conditions. Of course, lots more people will get killed when that happens but that just means a whole lot less people breathing our carbon emissions. Green at last!