The MYTH that plagues America’s economy!
Posted in the Parkville Forum
Since: Apr 09
#1 Aug 14, 2009
It costs jobs, jobs! What is it? American cars are inferior to foreign ones. NOT TRUE! Years ago, maybe, but not today.
Check the March J.D. Power report: For reliability, Buick tops Lexus; Lincoln & Mercury in top 5. In recent years, American and foreign have been neck and neck. Material differences in quality just don’t exist.
But they do in minds influenced by BIASED media. For years now own media have been touting foreign, especially, Japanese, and knocking American.
Supposedly FOR FREE, they help sell MILLIONS of Japanese cars. Add to that, Japanese salespeople use scare pitches to trash American cars. Having to fight such stuff makes it nightmarish for American automakers to compete. And because the Big 3 are such an enormous factor in our economy, as much as a fifth of it, this costs our America big, JOBS, JOBS!
But the Japanese say,“We give jobs. We build cars here.”
SO, they assemble SOME here. Their goal: get people to think:“They’re built here, they’re American.” B.S! They’re still foreign and profits from them go back to Japan!
And, MOST, yes MOST, Japanese vehicles sold here are built in Japan and shipped here by boat!
Then there’s this: Every year Japanese parent-corporations in Japan get 31% of their income from car sales in America. Billions that feed Japan’s economy.
We’re Japan’s cash cow! This, despite our almost 50 million people with no health care, 37 million in poverty including 18% of our kids, 77,000 bridges needing repairs, interstate highways crumbling, city schools deteriorating, and unemployment at 10%+ in many states, 15.2 in Michigan.
Considering those desperate needs, we let the Japanese feed on us? Can we build cars in Japan? No! They impose costs that make it financially unworkable. In ‘08 they bought 10,000 and in return sold us 3-4 MILLION! Fair trade?
And how about this?: They’ve even refused to buy apples from us! In effect, they close their 160 million-people market to us.
The Japanese get away with this? Yep! In Washington, they have enormous clout. They just copped our Clunkers program. Incredibly, the program gives Americans incentive to buy foreign cars. So, it’s great for Japan and S. Korea! Their sales have spiked at our companies’ expense.
So, we should have limited rebates to our automakers’ vehicles. After all we have 50 billion invested in them. If we had done this, it would have put thousands back to work. Instead we boosted Japan and S. Korea’s economies. In the end Clunkers will cost us even more jobs and make things tougher for our companies.
As to parasite 2, S. Korea, in ‘08 these people sold us 800,000 cars and bought 6,000 of ours. Fair trade?
Another bummer: oodles of 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, dealers could really help our economy. Instead, shortsightedly, they add to our woes.
Anyway, our “FOREIGN-CAR-I-TIS,” fueled by our own media, has finally caught up with us. It has cost America a million jobs! And if we continue unconcerned, we could lose 4 million.
But here’s hope: With U.S. backing, GM and Chrysler will be stronger. Nevertheless, the Japanese and S. Koreans are licking their chops hoping our companies fail so they can devour our industry. Shall we continue helping them?
NO! NO! Let’s get wise and back the new GM and Chrysler, as well as Ford, which on its own is reinventing itself. Of late, Ford’s market share has been gaining. Hopefully, we’re waking up: CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME, not in Japan or S. Korea!
Next time support your bread and butter, lease or buy AMERICAN!
P.S. More on quality: in 2006, Toyota was under criminal investigation for hiding safety defects:
P.S.S. Kindly send this to others.
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