Here’s what I mean:
On TV they were interviewing a jobless couple whose house was in foreclosure. On the driveway was a Nissan. I shouted,“Guys, people in Japan are bowing at you for their jobs.”
Ugh! Jobless Americans driving foreign cars.....putting even more Americans out of work!
The reality: the Japanese have been luring us for years. They give their vehicles American names. Our media give them billions in free advertising. And they flood us with seductive ads. No wonder we get sucked in.
As to quality, see the March ‘09 J.D. Power report: For reliability, Buick is No. 1, and Lincoln & Mercury are in top 5. Today, differences between Japanese and American, exist only in persons' minds influenced by media who tout Japanese cars. Most media are BIASED.
For years media have been praising Japanese cars and indirectly panning American ones. Japanese car dealers quote them:“Consumer Reports says, Edmunds says.” FOR FREE, these publications have helped sell MILLIONS of Japanese cars. Yes, media’s over the years constant, relentless pounding of the Big 3 has made it a nightmare for them to compete with the Japanese. And because our auto industry is such a major part of our economy, this costs us JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, especially now!
But the Japanese say,“We give America jobs. We build cars here and hire Americans to build them.”
So, they assemble SOME here. The idea is to make people think,“Since they’re built here, they’re American.” HOGWASH! They’re still Japanese!
And here’s more reality: MOST of those sold here are built in Japan and shipped here by boat.
But no matter where they’re assembled or their parts come from, what really matters is where profits go. FACT: every year Japanese parent-corporations in Japan reap BILLIONS from vehicles sold in America. Yes, 31% of their income comes from the U.S.(see Google) These billions help Japan, NOT America!
We’re Japan’s cash cow! This, despite we have almost 50 million people with no health care, 37 million in poverty, 12 million kids hungry each day, 77,000 bridges close to collapse, highways crumbling, inner-city schools deteriorating, and unemployment 9% and climbing. Michigan’s is almost 13%!
So, we feed Japan? Like in other countries, can we both build and sell cars in Japan? Nope! In ‘08 they imported a puny 10,000 of ours. But they sold us 3 MILLION!!! Fair dealing?
They’ve even refused to buy our apples. They’re fiercely loyal to their own products. In effect, they close their market to us. But they FEAST on America!
And, BTW, South Korea also is a parasite. That country sells us 800,000 cars a year but buys only 6,000 of ours.
At least the Germans, who build and sell cars here, buy lots of ours. So do the French, Spanish, Italians, British, Chinese, and South Americans. They like our cars. Yes, we profitably build and sell cars almost everywhere but in Japan and South Korea.
Anyway, it’s estimated from our “FOREIGN-CAR-I-TIS,” we’ve already lost a million jobs. And if we continue blind to this, estimates say up to 3 million more jobs will be lost. And some predict with trickle down it could be 4 million.
As to the 375,000 or so jobs we get from foreigners to assemble vehicles, well, if from that we lose 3-4 million jobs, that’s OK?
And now with U.S. backing, GM and Chrysler are being made better, stronger. Even so, the Japanese and Koreans will be circling vultures hoping to devour our auto industry. Shall we help the predators by not supporting our own companies?
NO! NO! Let’s back the new GM and Chrysler, as well as Ford, which on its own is strengthening. In May, for the second month in row, Ford outsold Toyota.
That’s a sign we’re smelling the foreign manure. We’re realizing we need to support our bread and butter. MILLIONS OF OUR JOBS ARE AT RISK.
Support America’s economy! DRIVE AMERICAN!
P.S. Please pass this message on to as many people as you can!