Let's quit feeding Japan instead of America!
Posted in the Fort Lee Forum
Since: Apr 09
#1 May 9, 2009
Here’s what I mean:
A Friday ago, I wanted to throw a shoe at the TV (not Bush2).
NBC was talking to a jobless couple whose house is in foreclosure. On the driveway was a Nissan. I shouted,“Hey, Guys, a couple in Japan are bowing at you for their Nissan jobs.”
Jobless Americans driving Japanese vehicles....helping put even more Americans out of work! Duh!
And then I see people trying to ease their consciences by putting US flag decals on their prides of Japan. Ugh!
So, when I see someone parking one I want to say:“You’re hurting America’s economy.” But I hold my tongue.
Instead, I tell myself, THEY JUST DON’T KNOW. The Japanese have been seducing them for 20 years. They give their cars and trucks American-sounding names. And our media gives them billions in free advertising that they’re supposedly better.* Also, they flood us with seductive ads. So, no wonder many drive Japanese.
*But see March ‘09 J.D. Roberts report: For reliability, Buick is No. 1. And Lincoln & Mercury are in the top 5. Today, the only differences between Japanese and American, are in the minds of persons influenced by media who tout Japanese cars. Most media is BIASED for them. This is a huge factor why America's makers are in deep holes.
Yes, the Japanese do a masterful job of getting our media to promote their vehicles FOR FREE...and at the same time knock American makes. Yep, our media shoots our own economy in the foot!
But to all this Toyota and Honda people say:“Don’t forget, we give America jobs. Our cars are built right here in the US by Americans. This makes them American.”
HOGWASH! BALONEY! NONSENSE!
Fact: MOST Japanese vehicles sold here come by boat from Japan. As to those that are built here, we get about 250,000 jobs. But WHAT A PRICE we pay for them!
And ask this: Irrespective of where this car or truck I’m buying is assembled, or its parts come from, what country gets the profit from it? Fact: every year Japanese mother-corporations in Japan reap billions from vehicle sales in the USA. Yes, almost 1/3 of their income comes from the USA. And these billions benefit the people in Japan, NOT us in America!
We’re Japan’s cash cow! This, despite almost 50 million of us with no health care, 37 million of us in poverty, 12 million of our kids go hungry every day, 77,000 bridges close to collapse, highways crumbling, intercity schools deteriorating, and unemployment almost 9% and climbing.
Considering all that, we feed Japan? In return, can we build and sell cars there? No! They won’t buy “nuttin” from us! They’ve even refused to buy our apples. Unlike us, they’re fiercely loyal to their own products. In effect they close their 160-million-person market to us. Yet they FEAST on America. They believe in fair trade everywhere but in Japan.
At least the Germans, who sell cars here, let us build and sell ours in Germany. And the Chinese do too. So do the French, Spanish, Italians, British, and Latin Americans. American cars are bought almost everywhere but in Japan. Think about it!
As to jobs the Japanese so “generously” give us: adding suppliers, we get about 300,000. Now, it’s estimated, we’ve already lost a million jobs from “FOREIGN-CAR-I-TIS.” And if we keep burying our heads in the sand about this, and our own makers lose more market, estimates say up to 4 or 5 million more of us will lose jobs. And some predict with trickle-down it could be more like 6 million.
So, for 300,000 jobs, we lose 6 million? This is OK? We just turn our cheeks, let this happen?
NO! NO! That’s not the American way! We’re not quitters! We must fight back by supporting our own industry: FEED HANDS THAT FEED US!
DRIVE AMERICAN! Support our own economy, not Japan’s.
P.S. Please help this cause. Use the email link at the top-upper-right to send this message to as many people as possible!
“God bless America, land that I love. STAND beside her....”
#2 Jun 4, 2009
Yeah, the majority of what you said is inaccurate. You sound like a UAW boss. Thanks to you and your lack of concessions and a platinum parachute, you've driven the US automaker into the ground. Also, this is a free country. If I want to buy a foreign made car or a car that is foreign in name but is made here (as is with many of them), then I'll do so. And I'll thank you to stay out of my private life, you socialist.
Since: Apr 09
#3 Jun 8, 2009
The people of Japan salute you and thank you for supportive words that will help keep the billions from the U.S.A. rolling into their country each year.
And remember for a fan of Japan like you:
JAPAN AIRLINES IS READY WHEN YOU ARE! They have some terrific one way fares.
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