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    Default Can the Gov force us to buy an electric car?

    Or maybe they believe all these problems can be fixed by forcing consumers to buy electric cars. After all, if we can be forced to buy health insurance, why not electric cars?

    As silly as that sounds, this seems to be EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s plan. She recently overruled Congress by issuing regulations calling for America’s fleet of passenger vehicles to meet an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SSC View Post
    Or maybe they believe all these problems can be fixed by forcing consumers to buy electric cars. After all, if we can be forced to buy health insurance, why not electric cars?

    As silly as that sounds, this seems to be EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s plan. She recently overruled Congress by issuing regulations calling for America’s fleet of passenger vehicles to meet an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.


    http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrez...green-machine/
    They are forcing us to buy insurance, buy specific light bulbs (btw, 100-watt incandescent will not be manufactured after 3 weeks - stock up), buy low-flo toilets, buy cars with 'safety devices' that kill, and so on.

    On this subject - so much for check and balance - it does not exist. You now have edicts coming from the administration with no check or balance. The EPA is the spear head of this non-constitutional approach.

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    Force no, regulate to the point it's impossible to own anything else? Sure.

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    At least for now - if they do force us to buy a GM Volt, GM (and the taxpayers who still own a good chuck of GM) will buy it back...

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...12-01-16-33-15

    "NEW YORK (AP) -- General Motors will buy Chevrolet Volts back from any owner who is afraid the electric cars will catch fire, the company's CEO said Thursday."