581.) The debt crisis is coming to a head, the country is coming to a boil, fueled by the fire of fear, and President Barack Obama is finally ready to actually release a plan, not just details about a plan. Before you get excited though, the plan has nothing to do with the debt ceiling, instead it has to do with the CAFE standards. Yes the President has given up a lot in an effort to get a deal on the critical CAFE standards. Rather than demanding that all automanufactures meet a fleet average of 56.2 MPG, President Obama has agreed to meet the automakers half way and set the CAFE standards at a measly 54.5 MPG by 2025. Just so you know no car currently in production meets those numbers, and according to most automakers, and engineers this goal is impossible with an internal combustion engine and a car. Even the eco-nerd love box the Prius does not meet those numbers. This CAFE standard is seen as a way to force the market to build cars that the President deems people want to buy. Afterall that is what killed GM, they built big gas guzzlers that no one bought (I have disproven this point countless times see previous points for more information). You see despite what the the President and his progressive allies would have you believe people are not flocking to hybrid compact death trap… I mean ecofriendly cars for salvation from the sky rocketing gas prices. Last year Ford sold twice as many F150’s as all hybrids sold combined. A Federal study supports the notion that people do not want to buy small hybrid cars, the study says that if the standard is raised sales of cars would drop 14%. So the President is supporting a measure that would hurt our economy. What sends up red flags about this deal is up untill the deal was anounced the automakers where adamatly opposed to this hike, saying that it was impossible. Did the 1.7 mpg change really make the difference, did that really bring the standards within a technological grasp? I doubt it, I imagen the the President’s ties to the UAW had something to do with it, maybe along the lines of I will call of the Union from unionizing new plants if you pull the anti cafe standard adds. I don’t have evidence, but given the history of this President I wouldn’t doubt it. I believe the progressives cried fowl and through a temper-tantrum when the GOP tried to pass a balanced buget ammendment, which deals with the debt, but it is okay for President Obama to focus on the CAFE standards rather than put out a plan on paper to solve the debt ceiling crisis.