Today I’d like to give you another example of a deal that Washington could make with Detroit. We’d start by raising the fuel economy standards in this country by 3% a year over the next fifteen years. But to help our auto industry make the transition – to give them the competitive edge they need against their foreign counterparts – we’d pay for part of the biggest costs they face today: retiree health care. Right now, health care costs represent $1,500 of the price of every GM car that’s made. By picking up part of the tab for the health care costs of their retirees, we’dSounds like a good idea to me. And I know it's something I'll never hear out of George Bush's mouth.
be lifting a huge burden off the auto industry so that they’ll invest in the technology that will finally reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil.
Friday, September 16, 2005
For those of you who say that Democrats are a spineless bunch with no ideas, I dare you to read this energy speech by Sen. Barack Obama, and then come back here and comment on how much Democrats suck.