Yes, the Detroit manufacturers made cars without help from China, Japan India, etc.<quoted text>
Detroit Built Cars For Decades Without Help From China, Japan, Or Samali Pirates.....Seriously, Converters Could Be Made Out Of Different Materials....GM Took Our Money And Moved Its Business And Jobs Overseas....I Wouldnt Allow Them To Come Back.
I Think They Owe The American People About 40 Billion Or So.
But that was before the Japanese car manufacturers took over your market.
In 1989, American cars was outsold by Japanese manufacturers - the Detroit manufacturers was simply not delivering a competitive product anymore.
The world knew this, and in 1989, so did the American people.
Bottom line: To make a competitive product, you had to outsource.