No small factor in miserable U.S.A. j...

No small factor in miserable U.S.A. job situation!

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Since: Apr 09

San Antonio, TX

#1 Jul 20, 2009
A Friday ago, on TV was a jobless couple whose house was in foreclosure. On the driveway was their Nissan. I shouted,“Hey, Guys, some Japanese are bowing at you in gratitude for jobs.”

Ugh! Jobless Americans driving foreign, helping to put even more Americans out of work.

How come? Well, the Japanese have been luring us for years. They give their vehicles American names. Our media promote them! They flood us with seductive ads.

As to quality, check the March ‘09 J.D. Power report: On reliability, Buick tops Lexus; Lincoln & Mercury in top 5. Today, differences between Japanese and American, exist only in minds influenced by BIASED media.

For 20 years now, media have been touting Japanese and knocking American. Seemingly FOR FREE, they sell MILLIONS of Japanese cars. This clobbers our economy, because it makes it nightmarish for our industry to compete. And because our Big 3 are such a huge factor in our economy, as much as a fifth of it, this costs America JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!

To that the Japanese say,“We give America jobs. We build cars here and hire people to build them.”

But they assemble only SOME here. Their goal: get people to think:“If they’re built here, they’re American.” HOGWASH! They’re still Japanese! Foreign!

Fact: MOST Japanese cars sold in America are built in Japan!

But no matter where they’re built, what matters is where profits end up. FACT: every year Japanese parent-corporations in Japan reap BILLIONS from cars sold in America. Yes, 31% of their income comes from the U.S.A.(see Google) These billions feed Japan’s economy.

We’re Japan’s cash cow! This, despite our almost 50 million people with no health care, 37 million living in poverty including 18% of our kids, 77,000 bridges needing rebuilding, highways crumbling, inner-city schools deteriorating, and unemployment at 10%+ in many states, 15.2 in Michigan.

Considering all that, 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 only sell a puny 10,000 there. Yet they sold 3 MILLION in America! Square shooters, they’re NOT!!!!

And get this: they’ve even refused to buy our apples! In effect, they close their markets to us.

We let them get away with all this? Yep! They have an incredibly powerful lobby in Washington. Big bucks talk! It’s a type of lobbying that’s a bane on America!

And BTW, the South Koreans also feed on us. They sell us 800,000 cars a year but buy only 6,000 of ours.

Another bummer: too many Big 3 dealers have conflicts; they also sell Asian cars. So, they don't advertise and push:“DRIVE AMERICAN!” If they did, they’d sell lots more American. They’d put thousands back to work. Yes, such dealers could really help our economy. Instead, they shortsightedly, add to America’s woes.

Anyway, our “FOREIGN-CAR-I-TIS,” fueled for some 20 years by some of our own media, has finally caught up with us. It’s cost us a million jobs! And some say eventually we could lose up to 4 million.

As to the 375,000 we get from Asians to assemble vehicles, well, if the tradeoff is 4 million jobs, that’s OK?

But there is a silver lining: With U.S. backing, GM and Chrysler will be stronger. Even so, the Asians will be circling vultures hoping the Big 3 fail so they can devour the 100 year industry we created. Shall we help them?

NO! NO! Let’s back the new GM and Chrysler, as well as Ford, which on its own is reinventing itself. For three months now, Ford has outsold Toyota. Finally, it looks like we’re sniffing Asian manure!

BOTTOM LINE: Support our economy! DRIVE AMERICAN!

"God bless America, land that I love, stand beside her...."

P.S. In 2006, Toyota was under criminal investigation for hiding safety defects:

PLEASE, PLEASE help America by passing this on.

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