Monday, March 12, 2012

Translation

Obama's "I'll save you gas money" stump speech:
"Now, because of these new standards for cars and trucks, they're going to -- all going to be able to go further and use less fuel every year. And that means pretty soon you'll be able to fill up your car every two weeks instead of every week -- and, over time, that saves you, a typical family, about $8,000"

Translated for factual clarity:

"Starting in 2016, gas mileage requirements will start rising to 55 mpg by 2025. If you buy a brand new car in every year that the requirements go up, you will save a $8000 on gas over the course of your entire life. This will not offset the cost of the cars, and you won't see any benefits during the term for which I want you to reelect me. Vote for me in 2012."

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