Democrats Padilla And Feinstein Want China Joe To Set Date To Get Rid Of Fossil Fueled Vehicles

I’m pretty sure that the Constitution was never meant to allow elected officials to simply declare that a product was verboten in such a manner. I’m also pretty sure that Padilla, Feinstein, and Biden haven’t given up their own use of fossil fueled vehicles

California senators calling on Biden to set date for phasing out gasoline cars

The two U.S. senators representing California are calling on President Biden to create a deadline for U.S. automakers to end sales of gasoline-powered cars, according to a new report.

In a letter to be sent to Biden on Monday that was obtained by Reuters, Democratic Sens. Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein urge Biden to “follow California’s lead and set a date by which all new cars and passenger trucks sold be zero-emission vehicles.”

The senators add that many U.S. automakers have the tools and process already in place to phase out gas-powered cars and would be able to meet a realistic deadline for ending gas-powered car sales with ease.

“We believe the national baseline should, at an absolute minimum, be built around the technical lead set by companies that voluntarily advanced their agreements with California,” they wrote. “California and other states need a strong federal partner.”

No, we actually don’t. The federal government was never, ever meant to be this powerful. By what legal rational could Joe force automakers to stop selling fossil fueled vehicles? I didn’t realize that the federal government was supposed to put out authoritarian dictates based on the Beliefs of a cult. Whatever happened to the old Leftist talking point about “separation between church and state”?

In September, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced he would sign an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector.

You know who this hurts? The middle and lower classes, who, again, cannot really afford a pure electric vehicle. Not a good one. Maybe a tiny one which doesn’t go very far or carry much. As I noted a couple months ago

The least expensive out there, excluding the tiny ones like those you rent in places like Bermuda (which makes sense there), is the Mini Cooper SE, with a range of 110 miles and a base price of $30,750. For that kind of money you could get a Honda Accord EXL or the Toyota Camry equivalent, higher end standard sedans, or the same trim levels for the CRV or RAV4. Their hybrid versions aren’t that much more expensive. And will go a lot longer, have a much lower cost of ownership, and much higher residual values.

So, expensive for not much.

Biden earlier this year made a promise to ensure all vehicles currently owned by the federal government that run on gasoline would be replaced with U.S.-made electric vehicles.

“The federal government also owns an enormous fleet of vehicles which we’re going to replace with clean, electric vehicles made right here in America by American workers,” the president said at the time.

Who’s making them? Because there sure isn’t production for them. Even Tesla doesn’t make that many, they aren’t mostly set up for government work, and are way more expensive. Let these climate cultists give up their own use of fossil fueled vehicles, purchase their own EVs, see how that goes.

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14 Responses to “Democrats Padilla And Feinstein Want China Joe To Set Date To Get Rid Of Fossil Fueled Vehicles”

  1. Est1950 says:

    The Imperial Presidency. It started with FDR. It was reigned in during Eisenhower and then under Reagan it started expanding again and now it is out of control.

    The fact that a president can simply write law with his pen is ludicrous. Democrats and Republicans alike have abdicated their authority to write law because of the Filibuster. Yet is has always been the filibuster that forced Dems and Repubs to work together to get things done.

    No longer. Now we have a king in the White House making laws and telling the other two branches to go FF themselves.

    Canceling the Pipeline and ending Another nations hopes of economic prosperity…IE Canada and their tar sands moved to be sold much easier than USING BILL GATES and WARREN BUFFETS RAILROADS.

    Ever really wonder why the pipeline is so hated? That would be because of dickheads like Gates and Buffet who own the only means of moving oil and gas in Canada and Norther USA.

    The Imperial presidency stands for everything a representative government is opposed to. It’s nature was why this country fought a war with England for independence and yet there is something about Americans’ who love to be lorded over so they can then protest and be angry all the time at those elected to represent them.

  2. alanstorm says:

    No, we actually don’t. The federal government was never, ever meant to be this powerful.

    Exactly. Stop feeding the beast.

    By what legal rational(e) could Joe force automakers to stop selling fossil fueled vehicles?

    There is none.

    I didn’t realize that the federal government was supposed to put out authoritarian dictates based on the Beliefs of a cult.

    That was last administration, when Trump was a “dictator”. Somehow.

    Whatever happened to the old Leftist talking point about “separation between church and state”?

    It’s DIFFERENT when it’s OUR church, H8er!! T(This is the rationale for every leftist act.)

  3. Professor Hale says:

    Since the largest fossil fueled fleet in America belongs to the federal government, I suggest they try this out on their own fleet first and work all the bugs out. They could do that by executive order and do it today. Just park all their suburbans with blacked out windows, helicopters, jets, and military vehicles until they are replaced with clean battery powered clones. Some times leading from the front is inconvenient.

  4. Hairy says:

    Eat 1950
    Without the pipeline American refiners can buy the Canadian crap cheap and sell it cheap to USA customers
    Just like they do now
    I like it that way

    • Kye says:

      No, without the pipeline American refiners will pay more for the crude. Without the pipeline huge polluting trucks and trains (more prone to spillage and accidents) will transport the cruse polluting America more.

      Why are you for more pollution, Hairy?

      I know why. Because it’s partisan politics instead of what’s best for America as it always is with you radical fascists.

    • Jl says:

      If they can buy it cheap why has the price of gas risen so much? But the bigger question-there’s already thousands of miles of pipeline in use now-why would this be any different, and why sacrifice American jobs to buy it from Canada? We’ll await your answers, John..

  5. Hairy says:

    Buffet also has invested in Suncor Canada’s largest oil company which also holds major positions in the tar oil sands
    Dont you ever bother to do any fact checking yourself ?

    • Est1950 says:


      It is obvious you used your fingers to wiki Warren Buffet. There is a huge difference between having Stock in a company and OWNING SAID COMPANY.

      Burlington Northern acquired the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway on December 31, 1996, to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (later renamed BNSF Railway), which was owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation. That corporation was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway in 2009 which is controlled by investor Warren Buffett.


      August 25th, 2020 when everyone was suspecting Trump would win reelection despite the fake polls Warren Buffet acted: Price on this date was 16.77 per share.

      Warren Buffett now owns US$318.36 million in Suncor stock indicating a 1.3% stake in the company. While Buffett has been a net seller of equities in 2020, his investment in Suncor should encourage investors.

      March 10th, 2021.

      The recent 13-F filing reveals Berkshire has reduced its stake in Canadian oil giant Suncor Energy (TSX:SU)(NYSE:SU) by 28%. Berkshire now holds 13.85 million shares of Suncor stock worth around $382 million at the time of writing…..Price of the sold shares varied from 21-22 dollars per share since he unloaded this 28 percent over a 5 day period…..Net profit of 5-6 dollars per share.

      Buffet is about making money. When Trump was in office he bought Suncor to drive up the price. He then sells Suncor to make a huge profit from the ebb and flow of oil economics.

      There is a huge difference in owning 1 percent of a company vs taking a company private as he has done with BNSF.

      Hairy you are a moron. Plain and simple. You do nothing more than google something and then take it at face value. I on the other hand know practically every holding in Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio and WHY that decision was made.

      Suncor’s value to him is about 300 million.

      BNSF railroad Filing for 2019 and 2020 show a net income of 3.4 billion in 2018 and 5.8 billion in 2020.

      There is a far cry in holding a stake of 300 million vs owning a railroad worth 87.5 Billion as of 2020 filing.

      Facts are what I deal in Hairy. You should try it sometime.

  6. Hairy says:

    East 1950
    You really should be more skeptical of the “facts” that you want to believe
    That is one of the first things you must learn in order to analyze

    • Est1950 says:

      Check out BHE. Hairy. It is owned by Warren Buffet.

      BHE operates a group of utilities in the Midwest and West Coast, with more than 5 million electric and natural gas customers in 11 states including PacifiCorp and NV Energy. It controls a U.K. utility, a group of U.S. natural gas pipelines, including one purchased from Dominion Energy last year, and HomeServices of America, a big real-estate brokerage business.

      Notice the NATURAL GAS PIPELINES? Ever wonder why NEBRASKA tried blocking the Keystone Pipeline? They do not call Buffet the Oracle of Omaha(NE) for nothing. Then there is Ben Sasse the (R) Senator handpicked by Buffet to stand against Trump and to get him the hell out of office.

      Why? Because Buffet stands to lose BIG in his BHE holdings if the Pipeline were completed. FACTS hairy. It’s what I deal in.

  7. alanstorm says:

    You really should be more skeptical of the “facts” that you want to believe
    That is one of the first things you must learn in order to analyze

    The very definition of irony, coming from Hairy.

    Like most liberals, she believes everything the NYT and WP publishes.

  8. Hairy says:

    EST 1950
    You really should first use google to find tge reasons that our USA gas prices are going up
    But they include as tge economy gets better people are buying more gas
    Gas prices are based on tge world market price for gas
    Oil prices around tge globe have gone up
    But really you should try and learn yourself the reasons you should not ask me or anyone else the info is out there just ask for it !

    • Est1950 says:


      U.S. oil production has fallen by more than 2 million BPD over the past year — a result of oil prices that crashed due to the pandemic. Demand is starting to rise, and that does have a short-term impact on gasoline prices. This is in addition to Opec slashing their production and Saudi Arabia and Russia ending their price war. Remember that?

      “Crude, not demand, has been the main factor driving gas price increases this year,” says Jeanette Casselano McGee, a spokeswoman for AAA.

      Because everyone has been slow to increase crude output.

      An Extremely harsh winter has been hard on refineries including Texas shutting down for a week where many refineries are located.

      Long before the storms, the oil and gas industry was reeling from plummeting fuel sales caused by COVID. By late 2020 there were more than a *****dozen refinery closures***** that reduced U.S. production by more than 1 billion barrels per day of gasoline.

      As a result the normal supply of Gasoline has been quite low compared to times when the economy is working well.

      And the grand finale in all this? Stimulus checks combined with Vaccinations have been driving up prices due to demand on a crunched supply.

      Everyone knows that the FED has once again changed the way they count money so they can hide the humongous bubble they have created by having 30 plus years of stimulated economy with printed money. Stimulus and low interest rates fuel the economy. It is why Trump was adamant about spending more than he should and the Fed keeping interest rates at or near zero.

      The rising price of gasoline is only partially a result of demand. There is a supply side shortage driving prices up and not a dramatic rise in demand.

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