Where does Mike!™ McGavick stand on CAFE standards? Last month, Mike!™ was caught telling a little white lie about both his and Senator Cantwell’s positions on CAFE standards.
In doing so, Mike!™ signaled that he is, apparently, for increased CAFE standards.
But on July 7th during his Open Mike!™ event in Forks, McGavick did a little McFlip-flop on CAFE standards:
Government can put more pressure on Detroit and Tokyo and the other auto manufacturers to raise up the average efficiency of our cars and to make them able to use alternative fuels. The only thing there is we shouldn’t have politicians setting what the number is.
So… Mike!™ was for increased CAFE standards before he was against them.
But then while doing an Open Mike!™ event in Moses Lake on July 22, McGavick was recorded as saying:
But what should the government do beyond investing? It should make sure that Big Oil-first of all we got to get rid of these royalty tax breaks to Big Oil, it makes no sense at all. Put that money into the research and development of these other fuels, and we should make sure Big Oil cannot prevent alternative fuels from getting to market. Right? They’ve got a big infrastructure advantage. They can’t use that to prevent these alternative fuels from being accessed by us, and we should jack up CAFE standards on the auto industry, make their cars more efficient and flexible for different kinds of fuels.
So… Mike!™ was for increased CAFE standards before he was against them, before he was for them.
Stay tuned. It’s no wonder that the Democrats send a guy around to video tape each of his Open Mike!™ events!
Speaking of Mike!™ and flip-flops, the Seattle Times published his position on Social Security. As Joshua Marshall at Talking Points Memo points out “[h]e actually manages to flip-flop within the same statement:”
[McGavick] does not support privatization or a phasing-out of Social Security….He would give younger workers the option of placing their benefits in voluntary personal accounts controlled by the federal government. This would help restore confidence in the system and ensure its solvency.
WTF? Did somebody forget to tell Mike!™ that a mic was on? (Hat tip: Thehim.)