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May 11, 2012

Fuel Efficient Cars Banned By The Feds



This video clip was produced by a man who did some research as to why his European rental car got 60+ mpg and how the federal government has banned these cars from sale in the US - even as they are being built here!

It didn't take a team of "professional" investigators accompanied by a photojounalist and a camera crew to ferret out what is going on.

Just consider the impact on the budget from the 18.4 cents per gallon federal fuel tax if the average American car got twice the mileage out of a gallon of fuel. RLast year we used about 134 billion gallons of gas. That produced about $24.7 billion in gas tax; since 1997 all of this goes into the Highway Trust Fund which is used to repair and maintain our nation's highways.

The states benefiting the most from Highway Trust funds are:
1.District of Columbia
2.Alaska
3.Rhode Island
4.Vermont
5.Montana

Interestingly enough, except for Montana (29th), these states have the smallest amounts of paved roads in the nation.

H/T to iOTW

6 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Business as usual.

sig94 said...

Gorges - Yeppers. ANd the American sheeple just keep on bahhhing along. Hey, Kim Kardashian is showing her tits somewhere! Let's go see!

Mamma Bear said...

I always thought it was the EPA with all the pollution controls on the vehicles that was the cause of our gas pains (no pun intended) plus the ethanol that we are forced to use.

I have one station near me with non-ethanol but it is 15 cents more a gallon. I don't know if it pays off in the long run to use it or not but I try to fill up there whenever possible.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

And again it comes down to money. Now ask me again why Congress has an 11% approval rating.

Kid said...

Sig, Are you down with the kardashian collection?

I can't get that commercial outta my mind. COuple chicks with fat behinds waddling down the street hands full of shopping bags. Narrator "the kardashian collection".

Collection of what?

hahaa

60 mpg? Really?

indianist said...

Some of the frature are upgrade between these cars and i think all these are fuel efficient cars in India.