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Fuel efficiency bringing back automotive jobs, but there's more to the story

AutoBlog -- Consumer demand for fuel efficient vehicles and a federal mandate to reach 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 have helped bring back 236,000 badly-needed U.S. auto industry jobs since 2009, says a report issued by DrivingGrowth.

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Submitted Aug 14, 2012 By: Eugenian
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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 10:03:47 AM

Get rid of ethanol! Restore lost gas mileage and stop damaging fuel systems.
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CISA
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 7:53:23 AM

If the article were true, move the mandate to 100 mpg! Then there would be another 200k jobs!
somebody's smokin' something!
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 7:35:20 AM

Not likely!
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 6:39:07 AM

Not creditable one bit.
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 6:23:25 AM

Yes, car buyers shop for fuel efficiency.
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 6:13:27 AM

I don't believe it either.
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toolman3md
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 5:49:07 AM

So the issues with jobs in the auto industry was there just wasn't enough demand for fuel efficient vehicles? This seems to indicate the vehicles already exist, there just wasn't the demand until the now. I'm not buying it.
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cdrrod
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 5:29:32 AM

Not bringing back jobs in Kenosha, Wisconsin, thanks to Fiat-Chrysler!
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ican2step
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:16:56 AM

I don't believe it.
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SilverDodge2000
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:16:39 AM

Considering Government Motors now makes 7 out of 10 cars overseas just what jobs are they going to bring back? GM just moved another plant to China.

This "AutoBlog" is JUNK!!
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:11:31 AM

Wow, which one of obama's dream team wrote this propaganda? What this article did not talk about is how much all of this has cost the tax payer. It did not say how much these jobs were really costing us or how many have been lost when the companies failed or never started up. It did not say how many tax payer subsidized or guaranteed loans the energy department had put out to these wannabe companies only to see them fail. Like wind farms, battery plants, solyndra ect. It did not say that the battery cars are not selling as well as were predicted even with the $7,500 dollar rebates and that a good diesel VW or Prius will save you more money in the long run if for no other reason than the batteries are not $10,000.00 and have to be replaced and the value of the car will be about 5 percent of the cost in 5 years. All we hear from this piece of shaded, yellow alleged journalism is the company line from obama.
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:37:28 AM

I'm glad that this brings people into the workforce, but I think there should be a focus on converting vehicles to natural gas, yet, if I'm correct, there is no mention of it.
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Talk is cheap, we need more action.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:19:51 AM

Time will tell.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:15:38 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:15:35 AM

Obozo BS
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:14:54 AM

Just get it done!
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jimpeel
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:14:22 AM

The mileage mandates are geared to the inability of the auto companies to meet them and the fines they will have to pay the government when they don't. The government just keeps upping the ante.
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Develop it here, Chinese steal it and produce it cheaper & our Govt does nothing.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:09:00 AM

ok
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Stop the B S and GET IT DONE.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:05:34 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:01:44 AM

the machine we are driving are wearing out and will have to be replaced. that is what will bring back jobs.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:01:28 AM

Time will tell. Almost sounds like fantasyville.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:58:18 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:58:07 AM

Good, more is better than less ..
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:56:04 AM

Bye, bye etothek -- this is a gas site -- off into the ether zone. The 'Ignore' button please.
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etothek
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:50:42 AM

I'm sure Obozo will claim credit.
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:49:30 AM


These lost jobs occurred under and as a result of the bush/cheney debacle.

It is sad how some idiots seem to forget that.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:49:26 AM

Need more good jobs, not minimum wage jobs.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:48:38 AM

AutoBlog? go fish
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:42:28 AM

Hmmmmm......go figger.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:40:50 AM

Too little, too late.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:39:20 AM

I agree with the last couple of posts, if I hit enter in time.
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megadiesellv
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:37:37 AM

We don't need 1000's we need millions, obummer has to go.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:34:07 AM

This government will never bring back 236000 jobs as long as Obama & company are in office.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:33:25 AM

does anyone actually believe this ?????
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:31:55 AM

lol
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:30:58 AM

this is good for jobs.
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RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:29:01 AM

This is quite a stretch. We juat had a story saying the automakers are very worried about the new mileage standards killing car sales.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:27:01 AM

The man date should be 100 m.p.g.by 2025.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:26:20 AM

And the auto industry won't hit the number and will want leaway and some sort of mandate blocker. It's the auto industray, what can we expect.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:23:56 AM

More EVs.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:21:54 AM

This should have happened in the 70's.

Maybe Detroit would be in much better shape if it had.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:21:05 AM

wow ok!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:20:29 AM

What?
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:18:31 AM

well you gotta have a job to buy an automobile
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:18:03 AM

ok
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wally52
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:17:38 AM

I don't believe that, just more BS
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 12:16:31 AM

There is always more to the story
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