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We’ve heard a lot about how we shouldn’t open up the economy because the Wuhan Virus will re-emerge and kill additional people. The death and misery caused by the current policies shutting down the economy don’t seem to worry these people.
After the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and the Arab Oil embargo, Congress passed CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) which mandated that automakers increase it. They responded by making lighter cars which are more dangerous. A 2010 American Thinker article estimated that the total deaths resulting from this range from 41,600 to 124,800 with many more seriously injured.
Given the impact of fracking, we have an abundance of fossil fuels in America. Repealing CAFE will save many lives. If the Left is consistent (yeah, right), they will support this. It will save many lives and eliminate a serious distortion in our economy from government intervention.Published in