Ever wondered why there’s so little effort at the federal level to pressure automakers to improve auto efficiency? Ever suspected that the auto industry might be calling the shots?

Well just to set your mind at ease, check out this story of a freshman House member whose "Dear Colleagues" letter to fellow legislators contains talking points from an auto-industry memo — verbatim, in the same font.

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One wonders whether we even need the middle men. Just get an industry rep up in there!

(via The Plank)

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