Congressional hubris

Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) has made the grand pronouncement that it is time for General Motors CEO, Richard Wagoner, “to move on.” His reasoning for such a statement is “those who created this problem should not be a part of fixing it.”

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Now, I will assume that Senator Dodd makes such a statement on the same basis as all other government dictates — it applies to everyone, except the government. You see, congress is just as much to blame for the current problem in the auto industry as anyone. Their enforcement of CAFE standards on American built automobiles has not accomplished its stated purpose and has, instead, wrought unintended consequences that continue to cripple American automobile makers.

So, if anyone who has had a hand in creating this problem is to be excluded from coming up with a solution, then I would expect congress to be first in line in excusing itself from the process.

I’m not holding my breath.

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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