Wednesday, August 29, 2012

goal setting

Why stop at 54.5?
Strict new federal fuel-economy and carbon-emission standards made final Tuesday are the biggest technological challenge to the auto industry since the government began regulating emissions in 1970 and mileage in 1975.

The rule sets the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon as the average the auto industry must achieve by 2025, up from 29.7 mpg now and 35.5 mpg in 2016.

The tough "CAFE" standard (for corporate average fuel economy), which was to be announced earlier this month, was announced Tuesday by the Obama administration on the day that Republicans' national convention got underway in Tampa.

It is "a monumental day for the American people," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in announcing the final rules.
As long as we're throwing out ridiculous numbers, how about we set these goals?
  • 8 more hours per day,
  • 9000% higher incomes,
  • 95% fewer lightning strikes,
  • all people weigh below average,
  • all children are smarter than average, and
  • 0% mortality
Kennedy chose "to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." President Hussein chooses to dictate the impossible, and blame others when his choom dreams fail.

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