Really? Well, certainly moreso than this article suggests they support the radical, unregulated market approach of the Republicans. When representatives of the big three automakers met with Bush, this is what they told him:
... The automakers asked the president to consider energy policy that favors so-called bio fuels such as E85, 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline and bio-diesels that use soybeans to replace some of the petroleum content. The automakers are willing to make half of their vehicles on those two fuels by 2012, they said in the statement.
Bush was also asked to greater focus on so-called catastrophic coverage, the cost of treating serious illnesses or chronic diseases from one percent of the population the create 30 percent of the nation's health-care costs, the executives said in the statement. The automakers also supported programs to make the costs and effectiveness of medical treatment more transparent. ...
Translation: They don't want to get creamed by overseas companies who are voluntarily making more sustainable cars, but they need legislative cover in order to ensure that they're on the same playing field. And the costs of healthcare are breaking them, like they're breaking everybody else.Posted by natasha at November 14, 2006 07:20 PM | US News | Technorati links |