Monday, June 1, 2009

Wash. Times Says Consumers Lose in Smaller Cars

The Washington Times (not to be confused with the Washington Com-Post) editorialized, "President Obama's push to force Americans into smaller cars ignores one big problem -- small cars are less safe than big cars." The Times said, "The latest numbers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released in April show that small cars have a 55 percent higher death rate than midsize ones." It argues that "whatever the benefits -- if any -- of fighting global warming, they must be weighed against the costs of proposed policies" and "in addition to the loss of life, there is a significant price penalty to the consumer."

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