That’s Right Nate

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How to Save the Car Industry

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Lets get together to make sure this isnt our countrys future.

Let's get together to make sure this isn't our country's future.

There are a few ways that the government can save the big 3 automakers without giving them a big pile of money.  These are common sense conservative ideas that probably won’t get any consideration in Obama’s big government bail-o-rama, but they should be strongly considered.

1. Drop CAFE standards – No greater conservative experts than Mitt Romney, Billy Crystal, and Sean Hannity have blamed CAFE standards for the burden they put on automobile makers.  As Hannity put it, you know “between the unions, between trade policy, safety standards, CAFE standards, you know, economy, fuel economy standards, they’re forcing these auto companies to be in a position where they’re not as competitive.

The Cafe standards require that cars get 35 miles per gallon by 2020 put car companies in opposition to the wishes of car buyers who could care less about the mileage.  Car buyers want power and size.  My truck gets about 10 miles per gallon and I love it.  Let’s let American car companies dream big.  The next generation of cars may only get 4 miles per gallon, but you’ll be able to watch a movie in the back seat in high definition with surround sound and roast your Thanksgiving turkey on the way to Grandma’s house.

2. Eliminate Car Pool Lanes –Why hasn’t it occurred to anybody that by encouraging car pooling you’re discouraging car purchasing?  If 2 people can split a car they don’t need to cars anymore.  Our governments are making it too easy for people not to buy a car.  We need to get rid of what public transportation we do have and require drivers over 16 to drive themselves wherever they go – ride sharing will kill Detroit.

3. Retool Auto Robots – With auto manufacturers closing plants, we have a whole lot of the robots that make our cars falling into disuse.  Idle robot technology like this is extremely vulnerable to technologically savy evil geniuses.  It is only a matter of time before a robot army is marching down Pennsylvania Avenue and we’re all hailing our new automoton overlords.  Instead, let’s give money to car companies to retool these robots.  By stopping the coming robot rebellion they will be providing us and our surviving offspring an invaluable service.

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Written by thatsrightnate

November 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm

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  1. Here you go Nate, just fill out the form, and as long as my blog is on your blogroll, your blog will show up on mine 🙂

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    Terra

    November 23, 2008 at 9:41 pm

  2. those are fantastic ideas, nate; i nominate you as the new administration’s transportation czar!

    there’s also a disturbing trend to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. those people belong in
    cars, where they will automatically be safer! frankly,
    i think these forms of “free transportation” smack of socialism; our economy depends on everyone paying their fair share to get around, by purchasing their own vehicles and fuel. no more free rides for pedestrians and bicyclists!! (i’m ok with little kids cycling around their suburban culdesacs for fun, as long as they’re not on any real roads.)

    gina

    November 24, 2008 at 10:15 am

  3. These ideas of yours have arrived in Brazil. I told my readers that I haven’t bought a car since I returned from the US (four months ago), and that I was happy that way and saving a ton of money. Several readers (all men, strangely) said, “Public transportation is for losers! Why don’t you at least RENT a car?”.
    Sometimes I wonder if I’m an incomplete human being for not owing a car. I mean, until recently I was just incomplete for not having a penis, and now this.

    Lola

    November 24, 2008 at 10:24 am

  4. lola, i believe it’s actually their testicles that make men superior, since men often refer to their
    “little head” being stupid, getting them into trouble,
    etc.

    so, given that, why aren’t you listening to the sage advice you’ve been getting from people who innately know more about this topic than you or i ever could?

    gina

    November 24, 2008 at 11:00 am

  5. lola, i believe it’s actually their testicles that make men superior, since men often refer to their
    “little head” being stupid, getting them into trouble,
    etc.

    so, given that, why aren’t you listening to the sage advice you’ve been getting from people who innately know more about this topic than you or i ever could?

    gina

    November 24, 2008 at 11:02 am

  6. Wow, so it’s the testicles that make them superior?! I’d never thought of that! Thank you for your scientific explanation, Gina!
    Please excuse me if I don’t take your word wholeheartedly. I need some experts’ views on that: Nate, Steve? I’d also like to know how having testicles is linked to a love of cars.

    Lola

    November 24, 2008 at 11:31 am

  7. It has nothing to do with love of cars. It does however,have much to do with fear and hatred of bikes.

    thatsrightnate

    November 24, 2008 at 3:18 pm

  8. Gotcha, Nate! So, I gather, you have nothing against riding the bus?

    Lola

    November 24, 2008 at 6:28 pm


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