Every time it's tried it causes problems. It is, and has been for decades. If they are smart, then they can change the course of their companies in a similar fashion to what Lee Iacocca did in 1980. The civic motor interchangeability is awesome. We all know that the system that we have is not perfect, and it has to be tweaked from time to time.
It's really a battle for who's the least damaging evil and people's opinions are going to change depending on who's crooked values line up best with theirs. You could drill your own well, pump your own crude, and open a small refiniery and sell gas. And now it sets itself up as the solution to the problem it created. Here you are whining about gas prices, yet you don't see the same thing is happening to us with farm subsidies! Small businesses suffer because of the consumer choices and I just don't like it. No, I don't credit Clinton or Gore on this matter, either.
I really want to know where you went to school, you seem to know absolutly nothing. Further, there are reasons why older cars got better gas mileage. Bush never won a presidential election legitimately. The problem with the supposed free market system, is that it is corrupt with greedy people who create false speculations that drive the price up even more. Well, the Hondas of the mid-to-late 80s weren't saddled with the weight of dual airbags, anti-intrusion door beams, etc.
Are you trying to shoot your foot off? We helpped produce Ethanol which will be cheaper than oil soon because of our policies. . I don't agree with tax breaks, only because I don't believe in income tax. Any fool should know this. They are the reason prices are high to begin with.
Clearly your dumb school didn't teach you history, or you'd know that. Your socialist crap isn't welcome here. You assume everyone chooses Toyota because of gas mileage. Save a few dollars and watch more planes fly into buildings, or dirty bombs go off in our subways. But that money could actually be used for a purpose worth having. I guess it'd be nice if I could open my own little shop with a tiny selection, and high prices and yet have everyone come there instead of Walmart. But the other 350mil people in america aren't.
Yes you and I are both in that category. In short, we need to government to ensure that greedy oil companies don't gouge the consumer beyond what is fair. Do you think that you can just start your own Chevron Station? You simply don't need to have a car with 350 horsepower on the road that gets 20 mpg. I swapped a dx 107hp motor and ecu with only 60. Short term gain, long term pain. We need controls on that, so as to not see the kinds of wild and ridiculous price increases that we have seen in the last several years.
They are to some extent compromised by the system we have, in such a way that they think of themselves first, and someone else second. Just because someone is making money doesn't mean it's illegal or needs to be stopped. People don't like driving slugs. It is your assumptions that people want bigger cars that get 25 mpg or worse. The prices were high, the selection was meager, and quality. What fools refuse to learn from the past, will only fall into the mistakes of the past.
I cannot go out and start my own business making oil, unlike other products that I can produce and sell on my own. You realize how many thousand of people would be out of work, how many thousand would be on welfare and government assistance? There are so many laws and restrictions and legal red tape around doing so, you'd never be able to do it. It's either Big Government, or less regulations. But I was saying that we should have a president who at the very least has the middle and lower class in mind when he writes policy and signs bills. You talk in circles constantly! It is because of very poor leadership from their so-called leaders which is doing this to them.
Why do you think Ethanol is subsidized and tax free? Definitely a great choice for a fuel economy. Well opinions differ, but the answer isn't the crazy stuff you came up with. I am miffed at the Honda Corp, too, for abandoning the high mpg Vtech-E engine, and instead making these dopey hybrids that are just too expensive to own, and don't even get nearly the gas mileage that the non-hybrid Hondas were getting in the mid 1990's. Want to cover Travel Gate? Why do people buy them? You can't, because they control who, what, where, and why on that. The oil companies control the product in this country, and have monopolistic control over the price as well.