MYTHS take toll on economy!
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Since: Apr 09
#1 Sep 14, 2009
MYTH 1:Foreign cars are better. MYTH 2:Driving foreign doesnt hurt economy. Today, both are ILLUSIONS!
As to No. 1, check recent J.D. Power reports: In quality American and foreign run neck and neck. Material differences that might have existed years ago, no longer do.
But persons brainwashed by BIASED media believe otherwise. No wonder! For years theyve been exposed to what amounts to free ads for Japanese cars.
Yes, incredibly, FOR FREE (you have to wonder about this) our own media help sell MILLIONS of Japanese cars. This colossal support plus unethical-trashing sales pitches by Japanese car-salespeople cost Ford, GM, and Chrysler millions of sales! And since the Big 3 impact 20% of the economy, America loses millions of JOBS. So much for Myth 2.
Not so fast, the Japanese say:We build cars in the U.S.
Yes, SOME. And were supposed to ignore that profits from them GO TO JAPAN and benefit the people there, not here! HELLO!
And how about this: MOST Japanese cars sold here are built in Japan and shipped here!
Then theres this sobering fact: Japanese-parent-automaker corporations in Japan get 31% of their income from America, billions each year.
Were Japans cash cow! This, despite our almost 50 million people with no health care, 39.8 million living in poverty, 77,000 bridges needing rebuilding or repairs, interstate highways and city schools deteriorating, and unemployment the highest in 26 years.
Despite all that, we let Japan leech on us? Can we build cars there? No! They impose barriers that make it almost impossible. In 08 we could only sell 10,000 there! But they sold us 3-4 MILLION! Fair?
And how about this: Theyve even refused to buy our apples! Practically speaking, they close their 160 million-people market to us.
We let them get away with this? Yep! In Washington, they have a powerful lobby. E.g., recently, they creamed the Clunkers program.
We have 81 billion in the Big 3. So, what did we do? Instead of helping them, we made things even tougher for them by boosting the Japanese. Here, Japanese sales had been slipping; Ford was outselling Toyota! Clunkers reversed that.
How? Well, unlike the inventory-pinched Big 3, the Japanese had a generous supply of Clunkers-eligible cars. So, Clunkers handed them hundreds of thousands of conquest sales from the Big 3. Down the pike this will cost us more jobs.
Yes, despite Clunkers sound-good figures, the Big 3 got shafted. At their expense, Japan and S. Korea got huge boosts. Clunkers was a 3 billion $ WIN for them. They love us!
Speaking of the S. Koreans, in 08 they sold us 800,000 cars. But they bought only 6,000 of ours. Fair?
Another bummer: Few if any Big 3 dealers push,BUY AMERICAN? Why not? They also sell Japanese and S. Korean. But if theyd push American, theyd put thousands of people back to work. Yes, dealers could really help the economy. But shortsightedly they dont.
Anyway,FOREIGN-CAR-I-TIS, fueled by our own media, has finally caught up with us. So far, its cost us a million jobs! We could lose up to 4 million.
But theres hope: the Big 3 are getting stronger. Still the Asians are poised to devour them. Shall we help them?
NO! NO! Lets back GM, Chrysler, and Ford. And because lately Ford has been doing well, hopefully, this means were realizing: CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME, not in Japan or S. Korea!
That to get jobs back, keep them for our children, we must cure ourselves of FOREIGN-CAR-I-TIS!
So, when we lease or buy, lets make it AMERICAN!
God bless America, land that I love.
P.S.Toyota has been charged in a class action suit with illegally hiding evidence from plaintiffs in cases stemming from highway deaths and injuries across the U.S.
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