New cars are increasingly out of reach for most Americans. Except for the apparatchiks in D.C., of course. These are the same people using the same strategy to eliminate guns: make them too expensive to own. When Greenwich Democrat Jon DuBoise proposes a $2 tax on bullets, when his gun control group advocates a $300-$500 per year insurance premium for gun owners, they aren’t seriously trying to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals – they want to dry up the source of guns by making them unaffordable for law abiding citizens.
The same thing with private cars. It drives the regressives crazy that mere peons can just live anywhere they want, drive anywhere they want and do so without permission. So force them back into planned cities by eliminating cars. The so-called cafe standards have nothing to do with saving the earth and everything to do with making cars unaffordable. Obama’s 50 mph mandate, estimated to add $7,500 to the cost of each car, has pushed us farther down the road to unaffordability, as planned.