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Hypocrites, or simply confused?

March 14, 2009

It should be no surprise that President Obama is pushing for higher fuel economy standards.  I assume if you support Obama then you support government mandated higher fuel standards.   

I believe in voluntary adoption of higher fuel economy standards.  That is why I have driven a Honda Civic for 20 years.  Rising oil prices will insure that others will also opt for better mileage vehicles at time goes on.   And if you are worried about CO2, higher fuel economy standards won’t make any difference.  Because every drop of oil that you don’t burn helps keep the price low enough for somebody in India or China to burn it. 

So, are the owners of these vehicles hypocrites or just confused? 

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Cadillac Deville DTS. 15 mpg city

Ford Exposition
Ford Expedition.   11 MPG city.

Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade.  About 14 mpg city.

Ford Yukon FlexFuel
GMC Yukon 11 mpg city. (Don’t worry about the terrible mileage, the owners have a dispensation directly from Gaia because it is a “flexfuel” vehicle.)

Chevy Trailblazer.  12 mpg city.
Chevy Trailblazer 12 mpg city.

Chevy Silverado.  14 mpg city.
Chevy Silverado 14 mpg city.

Lexus SUV
Lexus SUV. About 17 mpg city.  This picture is my favorite.  It was taken by my son on a school field trip to the Colorado state capitol.  I have not blocked out the license plate because I do not think that senate district 28 State Senator Suzanne Williams should enjoy an expectation of privacy. I would think that a state senator who resides on the Transportation Legislative Regulatory Commission (TLRC), is the vice-chair of the state Transportation Committee, and who supports a president that wants to have government mandated higher fuel standards would find something other than a Lexus SUV to drive around town.

 

Hummer

Hummer H1. About 10 mpg. This picture is from the Hummer Guy website.