As well as higher resale value, those wonderful seats and the
exclusivity of driving a Lincoln. Best of all it is made of
mostly American parts, installed by well paid American workers,
built in America by an American corporation that pays American
corporate income taxes. not merely assembled in American by under
paid workers for a foreign corporation that that pay s NO federal
income taxes. ;)
Niles Standish wrote:
Point taken Mike, but I have trouble with the Buy American thing in
automobiles at this point. Global corporations, product partnerships,
"American Companies" shipping whole lines of work to other countries...I
dunno to me it's talking out of both sides of their mouth. Given an
otherwise even choice, sure--but I would not make any sort of sacrifice on
quality or price to make that happen though. I think the Japanese have a
great philosophy on it all where their national economic strategy is very
much a part of their corporate practices--I wish we had the same thing here.
Unfortunately I feel that the American companies do not reciprocate.
I do have to mention that on a whim I checked out the Nissan Murano and I
think it's a strong possibility--it is amazing in terms of features and how
it's set up. I did not expect to like it, nor to be truly impressed by it,
and I very much was. It's definitely a frontrunner in my selection of my
next vehicle...(my first new one, by the way).
You are basing your opinion on a false premise. I have been
involved in the fleet service business for over ten years and
we service thousands of vehicles of nearly every brand. Every
manufacture today is building good vehicles, the only REAL
difference is style and price. I personally am not worried.
At 77 years old I have more than enough money to last me the rest
of my life, I can't even spend the dividend and
interest income I earn monthly. It is the future for our
grandchildren that concerns me. I've seen this country go
from people that were Americans first to people that don't
care about what is happening to our country. If Americans
only took a little time to find out from whom they buy what
they buy and directed only ten or twenty percent of their
purchases to our own economy it would grow in leaps and bounds.
The average consumer hasn't a clue as to what they are doing to
their own country every time they buy from foreign owned
corporations or imported products. American industry is going
our of business or being forced to move their manufacturing, and
even their corporation, off shore to compete with countries that
have workers earning an annual income of a few thousand dollars..
The Billions of dollars of profits and capitol that leave this
country every month is killing us and the average American could
not care less. Even the governments doesn't care, they
permitted most of our steel companies to go bankrupt because of
imported steel produced in more modern steel plants build after
the war by American tax payers!!! To add insult to injury they
made American steel companies spend their capital on cleaning up
the old outdated plants while using the the same environmental
regulation to stop them from building new updated facilities. If
it had not been for our industrial base Germany would have
defeated both Europe and the US. Who will bulb our war
equipment? Will we get our tanks from Japan as well. Wise up
American and support you own economy as do the Japanese before
there is not manufacturing left in the US.
Backyard Mechanic wrote:
All this decay can be traced back to political liberalization and failures
in the school systems. 30 years of decline will requires much more than 30
years to really fix. Real self esteem does not come from wearing cheap labor
fancy clothes, or driving their cars. Our military might will help us win
the military war, but we will continue to lose the economic war if we keep
on turning out uneducated kids. The last survey showed the US was not in the
top 10 for Math and Science, versus the rest of the world. Now that is
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