Ok we can go round and if you like. This all started in the 70's and 80's with unfair trade practices. They kicked our butts with cheaper labor and the lobbists paid politician's so no tarrifs were imposed on the imports as they should have. The big three asked and pushed many times. Mean while the Japanese wouldn't let our products in their country without heavy tarriff's. Even when we complied they let our food product's rot in the hulls of our ship's. The only sucess story I know of is Harley they got the much needed tarriff on the Japanese bikes.I am puzzled when people moan about Toyota. Lots of jobs are created with foreign-owned plants in America.
I wonder if the Toyota-haters think it is bad for GM to be a huge presence in Europe? Are we invading Europe with our dominance in foreign companies?
GENERAL MOTORS BEATS TOYOTA FOR WORLD SALES LEADER
How about jobs? "Just this year (2006), Ford and GM have terminated 46,000 North American employees. Together, they have announced the closing of 26 North American
factories over the next five years. Toyota has never closed a North American factory;
it will open a new one in Texas this fall and another in Ontario in 2008. Detroit isn't being bested by imports: 60% of the cars Toyota sells
in North America are made here.
Toyota doesn't have corporate convulsions, and it never has. It restructures a little
bit every work shift. That's what the open space in the Georgetown paint shop is all
Your beloved Toyota has created jobs at a big price breaking all the unions. In Appalachian's they were big into building furniture. Thats all gone now. It's all being built in China. So the hero Toyota builds a plant there and is paying 10 to 12 dollars an hour to build their cars. Delphi another big part of GM went bust. They tryed working with the UAW. They were making about 25.00 and hour. The UAW offered 15.00 GM said they needed 11.00 to compete with the foreign market cars. Guess what the plant closed. Hundreds of families affected. You seem quite happy the unions are getting busted and American plants are closing. I agree the guy that sweeps the floors shouldn't get 25.00 and hour, but there has to be balence in this country. Do you what this country was like without unions? The Japanese have lost many more Jobs country then they created and at a much lower wage. Look at the housing industry and the job market in this country right now.
Hell new cars sales are down across the board even your beloved Toyota. Pickup Automotive news it tells the real story. I am in car the bussiness. Oyea and guess what this year China had five different car manufacturer's intoduce the wares in north American Auto show' That would be like GM, Ford, Chrysler,Honda and Toyota. Get ready in 5 to 8 years. Its all sweatshop labor. Toyota is going to be a pimple on our butt compared to China. Yea GM and Ford Chrysler are makeing parts in different countries to compete and US plants are closing. Makes you feel good doesn't it. Just remember how it started and were dumb enough to let our politicans get away it and be bought off. No one even talks about sweatshops anymore no one cares. Hell Toyota will be the next to be in trouble in years to come. But just maybe you could help them out in a few years . Go work for 5 or 8 bucks an hour to compete with China and then go support your family. Bottom line we are losing millions of jobs in this country believe it!