Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Unintended Consequences

The news was showing England's snow storm the other day and how it shut down parts of the mass transit system and people couldn't drive to work. When we had our own snow storm a week ago if it were not for our SUV we wouldn't have gone anywhere. Our car couldn't get down the road. As we push people out of SUV's through tougher mileage standards and eventually under the new administration higher taxes on lower mileage vehicles it will have huge unintended consequences. What about half the country that deals with ice and snow every year. How much lost productivity and wages will we incur when people can't get to work because their vehicles can't deal with bad weather? It is a real concern. When I went out the day after the storm every little car was parked in the driveway. People not going to work , to the stores etc. We better be careful as they shape policy towards vehicles to just what the consequences will be. Tell me what you think!

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