...Obama confirmed that automakers would be required to deliver an average fuel efficiency for their US fleets of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.Hey, Barry, while you're legislatin' physics, how 'bout ramming a bill through Congress to get sea-level air density reduced to 1.20521 kg/m3 or so; it'll make cars more aerodynamic. Maybe sign an executive order slashing g0 to a nice, round 9.0m/s2 to help with rolling resistance. Come to think of it, that last one would help make your "private jet" more efficient, too.
Is there any other profession that kibitzes so much in the affairs of others? You don't see doctors telling lawyers how to do their jobs, but any doctor paying malpractice insurance will tell you that lawyers sure think they know a lot about doctorin'.
Lawyers know more about how many doors and staircases and elevators a building needs than any architect, they can tell a gourmet chef the right amount of salt to put in his dishes, and pity the poor McDonald's counter jockey who thinks they know more about the proper temperature of coffee than a lawyer. No wonder they tend to wax a little pharaonic after they pupate and turn into politicians.