Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6226 Dec 29, 2012
Ray wrote:
What's wrong? Please pick one or more and explain.
1. GM loses money on each Volt.
2. Bond holders lost money.
3. Unions profitted.
People like you are dangerous, because you simply don't understand the net gains for our economy. The number of jobs saved in companies that supply parts and services to GM has been estimated at upwards of one million. Get it? These people continue to pay property and income taxes, they continue to buy goods and services and pay sales tax in their locales.

Yes, bond-holders lost money. They would've lost money in a bankruptcy, as well. Investing is all about risk...if you can't handle that, don't invest.

Unions didn't profit, their worker got to keep their pensions, homes, cars, etc.

You simply don't understand economics.
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6227 Dec 29, 2012
WhatHasHeDone wrote:
<quoted text>GM aka Government Motors loses $40,000 per Volt it sells. Bond holders got the shaft and the Auto Workers Union got millions. But you believe the BS from your hero little Barry.
This is a myth that was started when a Fox News commentator suggested that each Volt costs $25,000 to build.

According to GM and its former head of the volt program, Bob Lutz , the Volt is actually on the cusp of break even at this sales pace. What this means is, excluding R&D costs GM is making money with each Volt sold, possible to the tune of $10,000 or more.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6228 Dec 29, 2012
Flipzo wrote:
<quoted text>
People like you are dangerous, because you simply don't understand the net gains for our economy. The number of jobs saved in companies that supply parts and services to GM has been estimated at upwards of one million. Get it? These people continue to pay property and income taxes, they continue to buy goods and services and pay sales tax in their locales.
Yes, bond-holders lost money. They would've lost money in a bankruptcy, as well. Investing is all about risk...if you can't handle that, don't invest.
Unions didn't profit, their worker got to keep their pensions, homes, cars, etc.
You simply don't understand economics.
What we did in rescuing GM and Chrysler is effectively paid a premium to keep old American icons afloat because we are so rich we could afford to indulge in the luxury of doing so. Had both been allowed to fail, all those factories and workers could have been put to use by car manufacturers that understand how to profitably make cars that people wish to buy. We have rewarded incompetence and punished efficiency, never a good strategy for long-term economic viability.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6229 Dec 29, 2012
Capitalism is a system of creative destruction, not a system of dinosaur preservation. How many potential auto companies did we squash be keeping GM alive. Is it morally right to eliminate opportunities for future entrepreneurs, because we want to preserve the wealth of those who were greedy and incompetent in the present day. Avoiding pain in the short term rarely leads to gain in the long term.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6230 Dec 29, 2012
Flipzo wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a myth that was started when a Fox News commentator suggested that each Volt costs $25,000 to build.
According to GM and its former head of the volt program, Bob Lutz , the Volt is actually on the cusp of break even at this sales pace. What this means is, excluding R&D costs GM is making money with each Volt sold, possible to the tune of $10,000 or more.
Rubbish
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6231 Dec 29, 2012
De Oppresso Liber wrote:
<quoted text>
Rubbish
Wow! What a brilliant response!

You must've worked for hours and hours on that witty retort.
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6232 Dec 29, 2012
De Oppresso Liber wrote:
<quoted text>
What we did in rescuing GM and Chrysler is effectively paid a premium to keep old American icons afloat because we are so rich we could afford to indulge in the luxury of doing so. Had both been allowed to fail, all those factories and workers could have been put to use by car manufacturers that understand how to profitably make cars that people wish to buy. We have rewarded incompetence and punished efficiency, never a good strategy for long-term economic viability.
Hey, moron....those workers would've gone to work for Asian car companies. Is that what you wanted? Instead of returning to profitability - as GM and Ford did - they would likely have been cannibalized by Toyota and Nissan.

Maybe YOU want to see more Americans work for foreign companies, but the rest of us don't.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6233 Dec 29, 2012
Flipzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! What a brilliant response!
You must've worked for hours and hours on that witty retort.
I don't need to, to recognize rubbish
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6234 Dec 29, 2012
De Oppresso Liber wrote:
Capitalism is a system of creative destruction, not a system of dinosaur preservation. How many potential auto companies did we squash be keeping GM alive. Is it morally right to eliminate opportunities for future entrepreneurs, because we want to preserve the wealth of those who were greedy and incompetent in the present day. Avoiding pain in the short term rarely leads to gain in the long term.
Hurry up.... the Good Ship Lollipop leaving!

Holy sh*t, you really are nave, aren't you?
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6235 Dec 29, 2012
De Oppresso Liber wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't need to, to recognize rubbish
The thing is, you offer no facts, only regurgitated bu11sh*t from Fox News.

Seriously, you are WAY out of your league on this thread, son.
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6236 Dec 29, 2012
De Oppresso Liber wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't need to, to recognize rubbish
Says the commie who wants GM workers to toil away in an Asian auto-factory.

You take that commie crap somewhere else.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6237 Dec 29, 2012
Flipzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, moron....those workers would've gone to work for Asian car companies. Is that what you wanted? Instead of returning to profitability - as GM and Ford did - they would likely have been cannibalized by Toyota and Nissan.
Maybe YOU want to see more Americans work for foreign companies, but the rest of us don't.
Who owns Chyrsler? You are uninformed. The plants would stay here in the USA and employ Americans. obama got elected by the uninformed.

Many "foreign" cars built by the Big Three's competitors are made in the U.S.A. coming off assembly lines from South Carolina to California and providing jobs for tens of thousands of Americans.


"We make them here and they're built by American citizens and increasingly we're designing them here," said Kim Custer, spokesman for the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, which represents Toyota, Mitsubishi, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Isuzu, and Subaru.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6238 Dec 29, 2012
Flipzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Says the commie who wants GM workers to toil away in an Asian auto-factory.
You take that commie crap somewhere else.
It is better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out, and remove all doubt.
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6239 Dec 29, 2012
De Oppresso Liber wrote:
<quoted text>
Who owns Chyrsler? You are uninformed. The plants would stay here in the USA and employ Americans. obama got elected by the uninformed.
Many "foreign" cars built by the Big Three's competitors are made in the U.S.A. coming off assembly lines from South Carolina to California and providing jobs for tens of thousands of Americans.
"We make them here and they're built by American citizens and increasingly we're designing them here," said Kim Custer, spokesman for the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, which represents Toyota, Mitsubishi, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Isuzu, and Subaru.
Yes, they build some of their cars in the US...but they send their profits back home!

You are SUCH an idiot.
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6240 Dec 29, 2012
De Oppresso Liber wrote:
<quoted text>
It is better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out, and remove all doubt.
Then you should NEVER open your mouth..of course, in your line of work, that's going to be kind of difficult.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6241 Dec 29, 2012
Flipzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, they build some of their cars in the US...but they send their profits back home!
You are SUCH an idiot.
Do the American workers keep their pay? Do the American workers pay homage to obama in taxes?

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6242 Dec 29, 2012
Flipzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you should NEVER open your mouth..of course, in your line of work, that's going to be kind of difficult.
I see a conversation with you is folly, you are of low aptitude and lower moral character, good evening.
Flipzo

Albany, NY

#6243 Dec 29, 2012
De Oppresso Liber wrote:
<quoted text>
I see a conversation with you is folly, you are of low aptitude and lower moral character, good evening.
No, what you "see" is that a conversation with me is unpleasant, because I call you on your bu11sh*t!
Awards Committee

Mclean, VA

#6244 Dec 30, 2012
Flipzo the Albany Dypshit Troll wrote:
<quoted text>
No, what you "see" is that a conversation with me is unpleasant, because I call you on your bu11sh*t!
Congrats. You've been awarded the "Topix Poster of the Month" for your incessent and pointless auto-fellations on this Board.
Your posts are consistently fact-free, devoid of any interesting content, and in keeping with the lowest standards of Topix.
Your prize, a T-shirt inscribed "Moron" with an upward arrow, will be arriving by mail, addressed to "the dumbest sophomore at SUNY Albany" - I'm sure the campus mail service will have no trouble knowing exactly where to deliver.
Keep up the lame posts! Every time you post, you make Topix stupider!

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#6245 Dec 30, 2012
Flipzo wrote:
<quoted text>
No, what you "see" is that a conversation with me is unpleasant, because I call you on your bu11sh*t!
Hardly unpleasant to hear a fool talk through his hat, I find it amusing, and mindboggling at the depth of the stupidity of people who voted for obama. A rhesus monkey could be taught your responses, so be careful obama might replace you. Don't bother responding, its futile. Have a nice obama enhanced life, fool.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Rochester Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
White Woman In LeRoy Beats Baby 8 min Bingo Boingo 2
White Man arrested for burglarizing multiple ho... 31 min Bingo Boingo 1
Supreme Court has ruled against a Kentucky coun... 38 min NutAnYahoo 1
News Cabbage truck overturns on 490E 53 min HERE COMES DA JUDGE 11
Wease picks his fights 1 hr Jethro 103
McDonald's is messing with MY McMuffin 1 hr Ronald McD 2
Pigs in Blanket is B.S. 1 hr Trump for POTUS 3
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Rochester Mortgages