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May 19, 2009 - Blaine Hyska
Should incorrect decisions be illegal? Or should our ability to decide be taken away?
President Obama wants all vehicles to be made to a certain fuel standard, 35.5 mpg by 2016.
That’s probably a good thing, considering the problem we’re having with foreign oil.
The problem is that the new vehicles will end up costing us $1,300 more per vehicle.
He promised big changes in big government, and said some of the changes would be difficult. He’s a man of his word.
Maybe Henry Ford had the best idea — one car, one color, no decisions.
Our food decisions may also be changing. Obama has chosen Dr. Thomas Frieden to run the Centers for Disease Control.
As New York City’s health commissioner, he instituted a ban on smoking in all workplaces, and a jacked cigarette taxes so high that they average $9-plus a pack.
He then banned restaurants from cooking with artificial trans fats, and forced thousands of chain restaurants to post the calorie content of their foods on the menu.
He had his critics, but he said that obesity-related deaths such as heart disease should be treated with the same urgency as an outbreak of a contagious illness like tuberculosis.
His latest drive is to get restaurants to use less salt. After all, mother was right, you’ve got to eat healthy foods.
Decisions? What decisions? When you have big government looking after you, you don’t have to be worried about decisions.
I can’t wait until they tell us how to vote.
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