I'll tell ya, these political lobby groups must have some sense of humor to come up with stuff like this latest commercial that is apparently airing on the radio. Not only that, they also must be pretty sure of themselves to be willing to dress up like dinosaurs and protest outside John Dingell's (D-Mich) offices. Listen to their radio ad here, if you'd like to hear it. I guess they are tying in aspects of oil and extinction by using the dino reference. They warn that we might all go extinct like the dinosaurs if a bill doesn't get passed in Congress which would drastically lower greenhouse gas emissions by raising CAFE standards, forcing the automakers to make higher mileage vehicles.
It is really quite interesting to see the two sides go after each other. Politicians are a pretty easy target for groups to focus on, but the question still remains: who are the politicians fighting for? People are the ultimate deciders when it comes to purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles, right? Are CAFE rules the best way to force the public to choose a specific type of vehicle, or would raising the gas prices by issuing a higher gasoline tax work better? It really is hard to say, but I think most of you will agree with me when I say that creating more efficient vehicles should be a priority whether or not Congress forces the issue or not. We all know the technology is available to do it.
[Source: MoveOn.org and The Detroit Free Press]