For two decades, the “big three” American auto makers have been making a fortune building and selling gas-guzzling SUVs while Toyota and Honda were developing energy-efficient, well-designed, long-lasting cars. They were able to profit so mightily because their SUVs were exempted from the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards, due to their lobbying of Congress. Now the cry-babies want a bailout? I say, “Heck NO.” Let these companies wither or get bought up by companies who know how to make good and useful cars for the 21st century.
I’ve got a new term for what happens when voters tell pollsters they’re going to vote in favor of gay rights, then vote opposite: “The Brad & Lee effect.” Get it? I’m COPYRIGHTING that one!
Ben van der Meer, Politicker