If you don’t think elections matter, wait about five years.
Then go shopping for a new car.
You will have your choice of a small hybrid car – or an electric car. Because by 2025, all new cars will be required by federal fatwa to average almost 50 miles-per-gallon – nearly twice the current fatwa-mandated average.
And the only cars capable of doing so are small hybrids like the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq and Kio Niro.
And, of course, electric cars – which burn no gas at all. Well, not directly. Amazon.com $50 Gift Ca... Buy New $50.00 (as of 08:05 EDT - Details)
There may still be a few other, non-hybrid cars (and possibly even trucks) but these will have become very artificially expensive – so you probably will not be able to afford one.
Because the Democrats won control of the House.
These Democrats believe it is the government’s business to dictate (they aren’t recommending) how much gas your car uses, never mind who pays for the car or the gas.
And never mind that we have plenty of gas.
They will prevent the Orange One from rescinding the near-doubling (over the course of about five years) of the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard that was fatwa’d by Barack Obama’s EPA.
Amazon.com $50 Gift Ca... Buy New $50.00 (as of 11:25 EDT - Details) Cars that don’t average almost 50 MPG will be the object of abusive fines designed to make them so expensive to sell that very few will be able to buy them – regardless of how much they want and prefer them to cars that average 50 MPGs.
Since literally every car that’s available right now that isn’t a hybrid or electric averages nowhere close to 50 MPG, you can perhaps read the tea leaves.
Thus, most of us will be nudged into hybrids and electric cars – which are expensive for natural reasons. Batteries cost a great deal more than gas – and anything that has to be plugged in also costs time and lots of it – but never mind.
They use less gas. Someone ought to erect a totem pole so we can worship Saturday nights.
Maybe make this mandatory, too.