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    Different solution for business, and again, I'm taking this from the Energize America plan.  The biggest purchaser of commercial vehicles in the world is the United States Government.  If the Gov't starts buying the most fuel-efficient vehicles possible, in every instance, it suddenly becomes a lot more profitable to build more fuel-efficient vehicles.  If the gov't stops buying a gas-guzzling model of truck, that's a big chunk of the market that goes away, and suddenly it's not worth GM's while (or whoever's) to manufacture the gas-guzzler.  Meanwhile, demand's gone up for the fuel-efficient model, so it behooves them to keep making more of that one, and develop a still-more fuel-efficient one before Chrysler does and gets that contract next time around.

    "Those of you inclined to worry have the widest selection in history." - Mark Twain

    by schroeder on Sun Dec 14, 2008 at 09:22:07 PM PST

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