Don't complain about our economy, if you drive Japanese!
Posted in the Walla Walla Forum
#1 May 20, 2009
Because you're making things worse. Here’s what I mean:
On TV a bit ago, I saw NBC interviewing a jobless couple whose house was in foreclosure. On the driveway was their Nissan. I shouted,“Hey, Guys, a couple in Japan are bowing at you in gratitude for their jobs.”
Ugh! Jobless Americans driving Japanese cars.....helping put even more Americans out of work!
Oh, how I itch to tell them that, but I’m chicken.
But I tell myself: The Japanese have been seducing us for years. They give their cars and trucks American-sounding names. And our media give them billions in free advertising that they’re supposedly better*. And they flood us with seductive ads. So, no wonder we get sucked in.
*But see March ‘09 J.D. Roberts report: For reliability, Buick is No. 1, tops Lexus. And Lincoln & Mercury are in the 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 them.
Yes, most media promote Japanese vehicles FOR FREE, and indirectly pan American makes. So, Japanese dealers really push this:“Consumer Rpts says, Edmunds says.” What a leg up this gives them, and it’s FREE!
Plus they pitch,“Don’t forget, we give America jobs. We build cars right here in the US and hire Americans to build them.”
That’s shrewd! Hire us to assemble vehicles and make people think “Gee, they’re built here by us. That makes them American.”
That FLAWED belief, helps sell millions of Japanese vehicles. But here’s reality: MOST Japanese vehicles come here by boat from Japan.
And the crucial thing is what country gets the profit from the vehicles sold here irrespective of where they’re assembled. FACT: every year Japanese mother-corporations in Japan reap billions from vehicle sales in the US. Yes, almost 1/3 of their income comes from the US. And these billions benefit Japan, NOT America!
We’re Japan’s cash cow! This, despite almost 50 million here 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 almost 14%.
Considering that, we feed Japan? Can we sell cars there? Only a pittance! In ‘08 in Japan, they bought 10,000 American cars! But in America they sold 3 MILLION of theirs! Fair exchange? Fair dealing?
They’ve even refused to buy our apples. Unlike us, they’re fiercely loyal to their products. In effect, they close their market to us, but FEAST on America. Geez!
At least the Germans, who sell cars here, let us build and sell in Germany. So do the French, Spanish, Italians, British, Chinese, and Latin Americans. They all respect and like our cars. Yes, we profitably build and sell cars almost everywhere but in Japan.
It’s estimated that from our driving so much Japanese, that is, from our “JAPANESE-CAR-I-TIS,” we’ve already lost a million jobs. And if we keep burying our heads in the sand, and our makers lose more market, estimates say up to 5 million more of us will lose jobs. And some predict with trickle-down it could be more like 6 million.
Now the Japanese do give us 350,000 jobs or so to sell vehicles and assemble some here. But those 350,000 could cost us up to 6 million jobs!!! That’s a good deal?
And now that Chrysler is in bankruptcy, and GM on the edge, the Japanese likely are smelling blood, licking their chops. Shall we just let them takeover?
NO! NO! A new, stronger GM and Chrysler will emerge backed fully by the US government. And Ford is solid! Last month Ford outsold Toyota here! Maybe at last we’re starting to wake up.
Yes, hopefully, we’re realizing that more than ever we need to support our own companies. MILLIONS OF OUR JOBS AND OUR ECONOMY ARE AT RISK.
Support America, not Japan! DRIVE AMERICAN!
P.S. Please help our economy and pass this message on to many people!
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