we’ve been fed a line of bull on quality, shall we still keep buying so many and continue losing jobs?
Or is enough, enough?
I'm talking about the millions of Japanese cars and trucks we buy every year that sends billions in profits to Japan. We’re Japan’s cash cow!
Our feeding of Japan costs us millions of jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, etc. The sorry impact of this trickles down to ALL 50 states. As to jobs we get from the Japanese building some vehicles here (majority come from Japan), they’re outweighed some 6-7 to 1 by the jobs they cost us.
And when you add this reality to what we’re now learning about Japanese safety flaws, we need to smell the manure!
Since 2000, the USA reports Toyota flaws have taken 89 lives. Odds say there are more.
In addition to deadly acceleration potential on ALL Toyota models (6200 complaints, 89 deaths... problem still unsolved?), there are steering flaws on Corollas, rusty frames on Tundra and Tacoma trucks, rollover and steering problems with Lexuses, corrosion and instability in Siennas, and stability control problems in Sequoias.
And Honda has problems. Models have potentially deadly airbags and fire hazards. The problems go back years, but we’re just NOW hearing about them. What else don’t we know?
Then there’s Mitsubishi. For many years this maker has had a reputation of hiding defects.
So, talk about Japanese quality...HOGWASH!
How could we be such fools for so long? Well, for 20 years or so, publications have been recommending, selling Japanese. Does this pass the smell test?
And over the years Japanese dealers as a regular sales tactic have been trashing American.
But there’s hope: Considering today’s 15 million jobless, those sucked in by “JapaneseCaritis,” are reflecting:“Hey, just maybe we’ve made things worse.” Hopefully, such people when they get their next cars or trucks, their common sense will push them back to AMERICAN.
Anyway, because we've been such suckers, in Japan, they just have to love us. We’re major supporters of their economy.
In return, can we build and sell cars and trucks in Japan? Nope! They impose barriers and costs that make it financially impractical.
They’ve even refused to buy our apples! To an alarming extent they close their 160 million-people market to us.
Square shooters, NOT! They’ve been screwing us for years. But the big bucks their lobby spends in Washington lets them keep doing it. Because money talks, our politicians wink Ok.
As to covering up defects, there’s a Japanese saying:“If something smells, put a lid on it.” Well, that’s not our way. No wonder this has cost Toyota a 16.4 million fine...the highest ever for an automaker.
And consider this: Japanese auto-making is controlled from Japan. So, the US has much less say over them. We don’t get the same protection we get with American vehicles.
Back to the economy: To help our job situation, we need to focus on the jobs we lose when we drive Japanese.
So, let’s resist the seductive ads the Japanese flood us with and remember “Charity begins at home.” DRIVE AMERICAN!
Let’s get jobs back and be safer!
And to diehard Toyota supporters: Keep your seat belt buckled, foot ready to brake, hand ready to shove into neutral, have good insurance, and LOTS OF LUCK!!!!!!!
P.S. Please join this cause. Under "share" up at the top, hit that tiny envelope. Send this message across the country. Let’s pull together and support our own economy, not a foreign country’s.