Suppose the government mandated you buy a product. (Not what you're thinking.)
Suppose that this product was demonstrably bad for your health and/or economic well being, and everybody knew it?
Suppose that the agency responsible for enforcing the mandate had a change of heart and announced that while the purchase would still be required, the required quantities would be somewhat reduced.
If you represented the people who provided this product, I suppose it would make sense to whine about the agency's "war" on your constituents.
For the rest of us, it looks like we get to drive our old beaters a bit longer.