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Tue Apr 14, 2020, 08:09 AM

Shitstain's Own CAFE Rollback Specifically States That It Will Eliminate More than 13,000 Jobs

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Those “commonsense” changes are now complete. Late last month, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration published its new version of the tailpipe-pollution rules. President Trump, in his only tweet on the occasion, noted that he was “helping U.S. auto workers by replacing the failed Obama Emissions Rule.”

The president may believe this. But he is not saving jobs with the rollback—he is destroying them. According to his own administration, the rollback will eliminate nearly 13,500 jobs a year. This is clearly stated and repeated throughout the nearly 2,000-page rollback, which is free to read online. It first says that it will kill jobs on page 1,409, in a passage that announces the changes will “slightly reduce estimated U.S. auto sector labor hours.” Several hundred pages later, it clarifies the meaning of slightly: A table on page 1,721 shows that Trump’s plan will lead to 13,474 fewer “person-years” compared with the existing Obama-era standards. Person-year is a fancy word for job.

When the president says his rollback will save jobs, or help U.S. autoworkers, he is either lying or being lied to. His prized rollback will eliminate nearly four times as many auto-industry jobs as he once bragged about saving. When asked about this, the White House referred me to an earlier statement that said the rollback “will continue to improve United States air quality while also protecting the jobs of our great American autoworkers.”

Three years ago, the rollback merited a major policy address and a trip to Detroit. Now it is an afterthought. It was finalized on March 31 amid a public-health crisis and a nauseating recession, with only a presidential tweet and a five-sentence press release to show for itself. Finalized is a legal term that means a regulation has been approved by administration officials and will soon carry the force of law. But this particular rule was also finalized in the sense that the Hastings Cutoff finalized the unhappy Donners. By publishing this rule without fanfare, and without fixing its key flaws, the White House is as good as killing it.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/04/trumps-auto-rollback-will-eliminate-13500-jobs-cafe/609748/

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 08:18 AM

1. Well, if he kills us all...

...there won't be anyone to do those jobs anyway.

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Tue Apr 14, 2020, 11:05 AM

2. In other words,

the beatings will continue until morale improves.

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