Former East German Stasi stooge and current Reichskanzler Angela Merkel says Germany must eventually follow other European countries in banning the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars.
In an interview with SUPERillu magazine, the frau is quoted as follows:
“I don’t want to name an exact year,” but Britain and France‘s plans to phase out internal combustion-driven cars by 2040 “were the right approach.”
The fate of the auto sector, Germany’s biggest exporter and provider of some 800,000 jobs, has become a hot issue in the Sept. 24 election, when Merkel is seeking a fourth term.
“We need to organize a smooth transition into the new era so that people keep their jobs. That is the challenge that the CDU and CSU will meet,” she said, referring to her Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party – the Christian Social Union (CSU).
Merkel said her CDU would take a “measured” approach rather than an “extreme” one.
Banning things only insures people lose their jobs. The economic stupidity of the political class is staggering.
Why is it so hard to understand market forces? Nobody had to ban horses and buggies. ICE will go away when something better comes along. So far nothing has, and no electrics aren’t better.
Frankly, ICE is going to be very hard to beat. Even when its regulated to the level it has become.