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White House defends fuel efficiency deal

The Detroit News -- Washington - The White House and environmental groups defend the deal to hike fuel efficiency standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025 in the wake of a House Republican report that criticizes the government's treatment of foreign automakers.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Republican majority staff released a report Friday that said foreign automakers had bitterly complained about how they were treated.

A Toyota Motor Corp. executive called the deal to nearly double standards by 2025 — and give preferential treatment to larger trucks "a second bailout for Detroit" while the company's U.S. sales unit chief, Jim Lentz, said "Japan is angry. Feel like they have been screwed," according to handwritten notes turned over to Congress by Toyota.


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remay
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 11:14:25 AM

"deal"? What "deal"?

Shouldn't even have been a NEED for a "deal".
Metrolizer
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:06:12 PM

“Despite the efforts of a small few who are apparently opposed to steps that will protect Americans at the pump and reduce our reliance on foreign oil, the administration will continue to take steps to support this unprecedented agreement and ensure these savings for consumers are realized and the cars and trucks of the future are built here in America.”

White House spokesman Clark Stevens seems to be saying that Obama is protecting that abundant source of Democratic Party labor, the United Auto Workers union, for the foreseeable future.
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:30:18 PM

ok
leeac
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 2:19:27 PM


Where there is a will there is a way. Thank-you Obama.
clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:29:50 AM

yes
FPLREP
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:53:22 AM

We get the chance to get real change in November.
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:19:55 AM

It may be politics as usual, but we (the American public) will be screwed if CAFE standards remain the way it is now!
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:54:10 AM

No surprise.
unipanini
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:53:24 AM

I'm all for greater fuel efficiency.
werich44
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:08:44 AM

If king Obama wants it you know it has to be bad for the US.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:29:46 AM

Joke.
bigmoo63
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:11:45 AM

More micro managing of small stuff. While the bigger problems in this country remain. Washington is so out of touch....with everything.
ReddevilNO
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 5:56:15 AM

Ok.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 5:45:39 AM

as usual, "i know best"
dr047
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 5:16:36 AM


The cars today are getting a lot better fuel mileage.
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 2:53:22 AM

It's a move in the right direction overall, but we also need to deal with the gas-guzzling trucks problem.
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:39:05 AM

criticizes our treatment of foreign automakers? Really? really? are you kidding me? wow anyone with enough money can buy the republican party now...next they will be saying we are to tough on china or korea.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:30:58 AM

Gridlock!
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:32:31 PM

54.5 mpg sounds good.
TBONE3
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:30:29 PM

Keep the government out if it!
bra0712
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:26:57 PM

Of course they do, they are making money
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:26:54 PM

More BS. The gov. demands more pollution control devices which decrease fuel efficiency, which worsens pollution. They take away the more efficient AC Freon & mandate less efficient just as polluting suBStitutes which decrease fuel efficiency making the engine work harder for longer to produce the same cooling thus overall worsening pollution. Yea they know exACtly what they are doing. Like Kudso, English Larks, & the Fish they imported now destroying most waterways in America. Last I heard they were trying to prevent them from getting into the Great lakes. yea Trust the Gov. They know what they are doing.
arb0526
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:24:04 PM

My '98 Jetta TDI gets 44 mpg/city and nearly 50 mpg/highway.
It's called taking care of your vehicle and driving decent.
CC55
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:23:04 PM

We need a better over all fleet avg. on mpg. gas and other fuels.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:22:31 PM

I think it should be 54MPG, should be there before 2025!
gmcgas
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:21:36 PM

wow
jcpatriots
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:21:05 PM

Lol at the Republican responses...
SUPERSTEVIEO
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if they can't cope... stay home...
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:20:22 PM

I am tired of this democrap. 88 days until the ejection.
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:19:10 PM

At what cost to us the consumers?
Beau2140
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:18:57 PM

Interesting.
KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:18:22 PM

keep gov. out of the car business...
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:16:35 PM

Oh brother! Will there now be more appeasement for foreigners? Tired of that crap. Foreigners are making out while many of us suffer.
topshelf44
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:16:23 PM

9 times out of 10 we lose.
mrbee
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:16:10 PM

A continuing battle.
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:14:43 PM

let the cat fights begin.
Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:14:07 PM

going to be a long road.. for mpg to get higher..
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:12:57 PM

politics
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:12:53 PM

ok
FuelBarge
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:11:19 PM

I wonder if SUVs are to be included. It would not surprise me to see 15mpg vehicles being built in 2025
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 11:10:54 PM

thanks for the post
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