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    Auto Execs To Fight Better Gas Mileage Bill
    Big 3 Leaders Against Higher Mileage Standards

    POSTED: 8:23 am EDT June 6, 2007
    UPDATED: 8:30 am EDT June 6, 2007

    WASHINGTON -- A fight could be brewing over congressional plans to require that new cars get better mileage.

    The heads of the U.S. car companies say the bill is unworkable and could hurt their industry. They'll be trying to make their case to Senate leaders Wednesday at a private luncheon meeting.

    The GM, Ford and Chrysler chiefs will press lawmakers to revisit planned increases in the government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.

    They'll also discuss the impact of health care, trade and energy policies on their companies. GM Chairman Rick Wagoner said that while an increase in the CAFE standard seems likely, the industry wants Congress to fix the "real problems," too.

    The Senate is expected to vote next week on a proposal to raise the standard to a fleet average of 35 miles per gallon by 2020. That's an increase of about 10 miles per gallon.

    Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press


    Excuse me, maybe I missed something here, but how is enforcing a "better gas mileage" capability in vehicle construction related to the impact on health care????
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Excuse me, maybe I missed something here, but how is enforcing a "better gas mileage" capability in vehicle construction related to the impact on health care????
    Not. I bet they'll be discussing health care in terms of the government requiring them to provide health benefits to their employees.
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    Why should the govt. be messing with and mandating what the car companies do as far as MPG goes?

    The free market, not the govt. should guide the auto industries future plans.

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