The EPA has murdered over 100,000 people

April 26, 2012
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And will murder many more, with its CAFE standards:

Team Obama is fueling these anticipated price hikes by boosting CAFE standards from 35.5 miles per gallon in 2016 to 54.5 MPG by 2025.

As they have for 37 years, car companies will follow these new rules by making cars thinner and lighter. Smaller, slighter vehicles get better mileage. But that hardly matters when a car smacks into a sycamore or slams head-on into another vehicle. That’s when most drivers would trade lower MPG for protective layers of thick steel.

The laws of physics are stubbornly impervious to Obama’s green slogans, no matter how abrasively he shouts them.

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USA Today found that 7,700 deaths occurred for every mile per gallon gained in fuel economy standards. Smaller cars accounted for up to 12,144 deaths in 1997, 37% of all vehicle fatalities for that year.

How many deaths have resulted? Depending on which study you choose, the total ranges from 41,600 to 124,800. To that figure we can add between 352,000 and 624,000 people suffering serious injuries, including being crippled for life. In the past thirty years, fuel standards have become one of the major causes of death and misery in the United States — and one almost completely attributable to human stupidity and shortsightedness.

10 Responses to The EPA has murdered over 100,000 people

  1. Hypocrisy, thy name is Liberalism on April 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Meanwhile, the presidential and congressional FLEET of limousines will never be required to meet such standards. So, what shall become of the peasants?

    Let them eat cake sycamore

    Hypocrisy, thy name is “Liberalism”

  2. Hypocrisy, thy name is Conservatism on April 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Meanwhile, the Republican congress of 1995 led repeal of the National Speed Limit, resulting in additional deaths.

    Hypocrisy, thy name is “Conservatism”.

  3. anonymous un-RINO on April 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    No, your state can have a 25 MPH speed limit if it wants, troll. Nobody’s forcing you to do anything. However, you lefty nutters ARE forcing people to die with these fuel economy restrictions. People have no choice, they just have to die.

    See, there’s a difference here, even if you kooks can’t see it.

  4. Well, that's odd... on April 27, 2012 at 7:13 am

    People have no choice, they just have to die….

    …because people do have a choice, they can drive safer.

    See, there’s a difference here, even if you kooks can’t see it.

  5. anonymous un-RINO on April 27, 2012 at 9:01 am

    No, see that’s the problem, troll. You can drive just as safe as you want, and it doesn’t matter if somebody else doesn’t. For that case, you need a structural solution, in the vehicle itself, which you lefty nutters have outlawed, thus killing those safe drivers.

    Not that you kooks understand that, obviously.

  6. anonymous un-RINO on April 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I mean, has the Left ever in history been worried about who died or was murdered because of their actions?

    Dead people are just a natural consequence of leftism, basically.

  7. anonymous un-RINO on April 27, 2012 at 9:16 am

    We conservatives pretend to value human life, it is our greatest lie, but we are basically just hypocrites that don’t care if people drive unsafe at high speeds and drive off the road, hitting a sycamore tree. See, that’s the problem with us conservatives.

    These dead people are just a natural consequence of our conservative lack of caring, basically.

  8. anonymous un-RINO on April 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I think that I will write another whiny, nasal post. Because, you know, that is what we conservatives do, write whiny, nasal posts. See, that’s the problem with us conservatives. Whiny, nasal posts are just a natural consequence of conservatism, basically.

    Not that you kooks understand that, obviously.

  9. Mad Dog's sockpuppets' sexual abuse counselor on April 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Hello there!

  10. unclefred on April 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    A couple of points.

    The NHTSB knew for about 2 decades before FOIA request finally forced them to admit it, that every 146 lbs reduction in vehicle weight increases the chance of fatal injury in an accident by 1%. So take 500 lbs out of that buick wagon and the death rate per accident increases 3%. They denied this for over 20 years, claiming that small cars were safer than large cars.

    Raising the nationally mandated speed limit from 55 mph to 65 mph, when controlled factors like number of vehicles etc increased neither the accident rate nor the percentage of serious injury or death in accidents.

    Various studies have shown that, when outside a visible police presence, people drive the speed that they find most comfortable for conditions without regard to the speed limit.

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