Ford, Chrysler and GM's contributions...

Ford, Chrysler and GM's contributions 9/11 An interesting commentary

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“It's a new beginning :D”

Since: Feb 07

Big Four, WV

#1 Nov 16, 2008
The findings are as follows.....

1. Ford-$1 million to American Red Cross matching employee
contributions of the same number plus 10 Excursions
to NY Fire Dept. The company also offered ER response
team services and office space to displaced government
employees.

2. GM-$1 million to American Red Cross matching employee
contributions of the same number and a fleet of vans,
suv's, and trucks.

3. Daimler Chrysler-$10 million to support of the children
and victims of the Sept. 11 attack.

4. Harley Davidson motorcycles-$1 million and 30 new
motorcycles to the New York Police Dept.

5. Volkswagen-Employees and management created a Sept 11
Foundation, funded initial with $2 million, for the
assistance of the children and victims of the WTC.

6. Hyundai-$300,000 to the American Red Cross.

7. Audi-Nothing.

8. BMW-Nothing.

9. Daewoo- Nothing.

10. Fiat-Nothing.

11. Honda- Nothing despite boasting of second best sales
month ever in August 2001

12. Isuzu- Nothing.

13. Mitsubishi-Nothing.

14. Nissan-Nothing.

15. Porsche-Nothing.20 Press release with condolences via
the Porsche website.

16. Subaru- Nothing.

17. Suzuki- Nothing.

18. Toyota-Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and
August 2001. Condolences posted on the website

Whenever the time may be for you to purchase or lease a
new vehicle, keep this information in mind. You might
want to give more consideration to a car manufactured by an
American-owned and / or American based company.

Apart from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car
companies contributed nothing at all to the citizens of the
United States .

It's OK for these companies to take money out of this
country, but
it is apparently not acceptable to return some in a
time of crisis. I
believe we should not forget things like this.

“It's a new beginning :D”

Since: Feb 07

Big Four, WV

#2 Nov 16, 2008
Oh, this was sent to me in an email.
truth to power

West Bloomfield, MI

#3 Nov 24, 2008
it's also false

“Yeah, I am short. ;)”

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Melbourne, Australia

#4 Nov 24, 2008
It may or may not be false, but that doesn't change the fact that we need to bail these idiots out. I am one who lost his job because the auto companies stopped buying American steel and started buying Japanese steel, but still, if we lose them we lose a lot of manufacturing power and know how.

There is no way our economy could absorb the loss of 3 million jobs.
D Man

Princeton, WV

#5 Nov 24, 2008
They need to dump the current CEOs before I will even think about believe it to be helpful. The twits have already said they refuse to take a salary cut and refuse to get rid of the jets. They just don't get it. They feel it's owed to them, that they are entitled to it or something.

If they would make more efficient vehicles, and make better quality vehicles, they would do good. Come to think about it, I'm buying a Honda this week or next week because I know it will last and not loose 40%-50% of it's value as soon as I get the title.

“Yeah, I am short. ;)”

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Melbourne, Australia

#6 Nov 24, 2008
Dump the CEO's and dump the unions. Until they do that, there is no hope for them. They both share the blame in this mess.

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