President Obama had dealt another blow to Michigan's economic prospects. With the "Big Three" automakers already on the verge of bankruptcy, Obama issued an executive order to allow states including California to regulate cars on the basis of their supposed contributions to global warming.
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The regulations being pushed by the environmentalists in California would further damage the Big Three both absolutely and relative to foreign automakers. They will damage the economy as a whole, particularly in Michigan.
California, which is so broke that it is planning to start issuing "IOU's" to pay its bills, should not be regulating anything.
As RightMichigan points out, this is what Michiganders who voted for Obama voted for, if not what they wanted. House democrats previously unseated Michigan democrat John Dingell from his post leading the House Energy and Commerce Committee in favor of radical leftist Henry Waxman of California.
(In case anyone is wondering, this plan is not federalism, as the federal government is not giving up any power to regulate business.)
And this is all to support the fraud of global warming. (See this post for more information: The Truth About Global Warming.)