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Each time I hear the news from our nation’s Capitol, I am reminded of the classic line from the movie “Tombstone.” Whether the clip is about spending or taxes, waterboarding or Gitmo, Government Motors or energy independence, I picture Doc Holliday pinning on the sheriff’s badge, as he quips, “My hypocrisy knows no bounds.”
Our government leaders’ claims and actions seem extremely distant from one another. Do they think we do not notice?
While I’ve witnessed this trend increasing over the last few months, President Obama’s comments as he introduced the new CAFE Standards pushed me to the keyboard to pound out my observations.
Here’s the comment that got my gall up.
“We’ve brought everyone together – car companies, environmentalists, California, 14 states … giving everyone what they want and they want fuel-efficient cars.”
Why does this have me so riled? How do I view this as hypocrisy?
First, the comment about “everyone” does not include consumers; those of us who will plunk down our hard earned money – lots of it – for a new car. Shouldn’t the buyer be consulted?
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