A no-small factor in U.S. sad economy/job situation
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Since: Apr 09
#1 Jul 31, 2009
You see them everywhere: jobless people with houses in foreclosure. And on some of their driveways are Hondas or Toyotas.
Ugh! Jobless Americans driving foreign, helping put even more Americans out of work.
Why so? Well, the Japanese have been luring us for years. They give their vehicles American names. Media promote them! They flood us with ads. So, no wonder they suck us in.
As to their quality pitch, check the March 09 J.D. Power report: For reliability, Buick tops Lexus; Lincoln & Mercury in top 5. Today, differences between Japanese and American are minute. They exist only in minds influenced by BIASED media.
For 20 years now our media have been touting Japanese and knocking American. Yes, supposedly FOR FREE, our own media help sell MILLIONS of Japanese cars. They make it nightmarish for our makers to compete. And because the Big 3 are an enormous factor in our economy, as much as a fifth of it, this costs us JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!
But the Japanese say,We give you jobs. We build cars here and hire you to build them.
Big whoopee! They assemble SOME here. Their goal: get people to think:If theyre built here, theyre American. Baloney! Theyre still Japanese!
Then, theres this fact: MOST, yes MOST Japanese vehicles sold here come from Japan by boat!
And what really counts is where profits from them end up. FACT: every year Japanese parent-corporations in Japan bank BILLIONS from sales in America. Yes, 31% of their income comes from us.(see Google) These billions feed Japans economy.
Were Japans cash cow! This, despite our almost 50 million people with no health care, 37 million in poverty including 18% of our kids, 77,000 bridges needing rebuilding, interstate highways crumbling, city schools deteriorating, and unemployment at 10%+ in many states, 15.2 in Michigan.
Considering those bleak facts, we let the Japanese feed on us? Can we build cars in Japan? No! They impose costs that make it financially unworkable. In 08 we could sell only 10,000 there. But they sold 3 MILLION in America!
And get this: theyve even refused to buy our apples! In effect, they close their 160 million-people market to us. Square shooters, theyre NOT!!!!
We let them get away with all this? Yep! They have an incredibly powerful lobby in Washington. Big bucks talk! Its a type of lobbying thats a bane on America!
And BTW, the South Koreans also feed on us. In 08 they sold us 800,000 cars but only bought 6,000 of ours.
Another bummer: oodles of Big 3 dealers have conflicts; they also sell foreign cars. So, they don't advertise and push:DRIVE AMERICAN! If they did, theyd sell lots more American. Theyd put thousands back to work. Yes, dealers could really help our economy. Instead, they shortsightedly, add to Americas woes.
Anyway, our FOREIGN-CAR-I-TIS, fueled for 20 years by our media, has finally caught up with us. It has cost us a million jobs! And if we continue to not fight back, do nothing it could cost up to 4 million.
But theres this: With U.S. backing, GM and Chrysler will be stronger. Nevertheless, the Asians will be circling vultures hoping our guys fail so they can devour our industry. Shall we help them?
NO! NO! Lets back the new GM and Chrysler, as well as Ford, which on its own is reinventing itself. Of late, Ford has been outselling Toyota. Hopefully, were getting wise: CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME, not in Japan or Korea!
Support our own economy! DRIVE AMERICAN!
"God bless America, land that I love, stand beside her...."
P.S. More on quality: in 2006, Toyota was under criminal investigation for hiding safety defects:
Please tell others what FOREIGN-CAR-I-TIS is costing us. Pass this on.
#2 Jul 31, 2009
Very well said...
Since: Apr 09
#3 Aug 1, 2009
Thanks a bundle for your kind comment. It's persons like you that give encouragement to keep going.
I appreciate it so much.
Since: Jan 09
#4 Aug 4, 2009
Greed destroyed the big 3. Not their workers but, CEO's, the big dogs in the company. Vehicles stopped lasting 10 years like they should have, lets go plastic everything. Then the huge price for gas this past year, ppl thought ok, I have to have something with gas mileage or its over.
I still could not stand to buy any of the others but, we can thank all the politicians from both sides for the madness, NAFTA, not taxing the imports enough..it's endless. Now we have Obamanation, to finish driving us straight towards socialism.
Scream long and loud ppl, these hand outs isn't going to help.
Since: Apr 09
#5 Aug 4, 2009
You sound like you're connected with a Tennesse Japanese assembly plant.
You voice the typical Japanese salesperson line: Trash the competition...only our cars last as long as they should.
Check out Google for Toyota and Honda lemons and defects.
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