Sunday, September 14, 2008

The 65 mpg Ford the U.S. Can't Have

Ford's Fiesta ECOnetic gets an astonishing 65 mpg, but the carmaker can't afford to sell it in the U.S.

This is what I found in BusinessWeek after hearing it mentioned on I think the Lou Dobbs show last week. Now think about it, with gas prices the way they are now, and so many people spending all their expendable income at the gas station (except here in Michigan where unemployment is now over 8%), one would think that legislators would jump at the chance to be our hero and get this on the American market.

Let me see, it would put Michigan workers back to work, (even though McCain tells us our jobs aren't coming back so get over it). More people working, more spendable capital equals more retail business equals more sales tax revenue.

Perhaps if we all get on the phone, fax and email to both our Federal and State Representatives, we just might get a break. But then again, that’s just my opinion.

1 comment:

Matt said...

It's not the government's duty to tell Ford where it can or must sell its merchandise. If we want to entice Ford to sell its 65-mpg car here, we need to attack the root of the problem by addressing the regulations or red tape or whatever it is that is making Ford shy away.