Made in the U.S. important to Gen Y buyers
* See related article
You buy a Ford, GM, or Chrysler product the money stays in the US. You buy a
foreign brand, that country is where your money (around 80% of it) ends up.
Do the math. Import buyers will mostly find a way to weasel out an excuse to
back their foreign purchase. Keep the money in America, or assist in
destroying her industries.
The article was from the Detroit News, not the Free Press.
Note the 3rd paragraph, "...regardless of what brand...". That means
Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford. Do try to pay attention, there will be a test.
Made in the U.S. important to Gen Y buyers
Gen Y is conservative in its approach to buying a new car, a new
national poll by Deloitte has found.
The survey found most of these 20-somethings, 60 percent, don't seek
advice from social media and in fact rely heavily on information from
And more than half say it is important that the car or truck they are
considering be made in the U.S., regardless of what brand it is.
And these prudent shoppers are three times more likely to buy a used
vehicle than new.
Oh I pay attention I didn't post the whole article to see what kind of
response it would get.
foreign companies do make products in this country, but what is an American
If a American supplier buys all the parts from India and assembles them into
another product and then sells it to
Toyota is it Still American made.
If a car is designed in another country is it still American made.
If the tooling is designed and built in another country is it still
There billions of dollars spent on autos outside of the assembly process.
and 10s of thousand of jobs and we are
losing all of them
You would have to do a comprehensive value chain calculation to know what is
really going on, but you will find that all the ex big three were shuffling
motors, parts, etc from foreign countries in and out of the USA.
Obama's policies have cost us, the taxpayers, US$240,000 for every job that
was created in the USA but we are still losing jobs and the unemployment
was quoted yesterday as being 17.3%.
When a person is holding a decent job in the USA, I can well imagine that he
does not carp because the check is on Toyota, or Hyundai, or Volkswagen.
And the GM ex workers might be very happy to get the opportunity to work
It is a big mess, I'll admit.
In this particular group, it is obvious to everyone who can read, think, and
comprehend that GM pooped it's own nest. Whether they will survive is moot.
They probably dont deserve it, but it might be best for the USA..."might"
There is a hidden cost to bailing out GM supporters will not talk about.
When taxes go up and/or governemnt servicces go down to support Obama's
debt-bailout spend, everyone is going to have less to spend net of taxes
sooner or later. Less spending means less jobs for those supplying
services. The lower standard of living may come in some combination of
inflation without wage increases, increased taxation but it is a coming.
So in a city say in Montana with no GM, everyone kicks in $1000 a year
on average to more taxes because of bailouts. That is money not spent
in their communities employing their people. So you end up laying off
accross the nation in effect distributing the layoffs at best.
Politicians like it as laying off 2, 3, 10 here and there everywhere
isn't making the front pages.
Then with dragging the whole country in, a flattening of wage
expectation hits everyone. Companies lay off 50+ making good wages and
hire them back next door for 1/2. They can get away with it in this
ultra high unemplyment scenario.
Yep, this is just like a class room of 30 kids, and one is being a real
ass hole. Instead of kicking him out of the game, we have to pander to
the shit disturber. GM needs to be kicked out of the game so the rest
of the class can move on.
Just because something is ASSEMBLED in the US does not make it American,
simply American assembled.
Search the US Department of Commerce site and you will discover which
manufactures assemble the majority of cars and truck they sell in the US,
with greatest percentage of US parts and MATERIALS, in the US.
The ONLY foreign manufacture that comes even close to GM, Ford and Chrysler
Well over 50% of what Toyota sells in the US is made outside of the US and
the majority of the cars and trucks that they DO assemble in the US, are
assembled from parts and materials from outside the US.
And you mean like the GM Aveo? LMAO.
Why do you support a corporation using the tax system saddling more debt
on the public coast to coast? Are you a debt monger? Or do you believe
people should pay taxes to banks and GM?
What are we to do? Pay GM at a loss of $60,000 per auto and more to
keep building what people are not buying? Maybe pile them up on the
Whitehouse lawn until congress raffles them off or something?
And since most people have nothing to do with auto, why should they have
to pay for it? What gives corrupt auto like GM the right to pick the
public purse increasing debt to the taxpayers hat have zero to do with auto?
Maybe if GM wants a tax on workers, we should have a 35% surtax on CAW,
UAW and auto workers wages until the debt is paid.
Let autos go offshore, they can make them and cost us all a whole lot
less both in cost and in taxes.
More GM bullshit. Is it the GM Aveo that is 100% made offshore?
How about all those imported parts? In fact some Toyota and Honda
vehicles have more NA content thant does GM in the competing line.
GM is just a huge blood sucker on the taxpayers wallet. Government
slapped over $100 billion (and growing) debt onto the taxpayes nation
wide for this turkey GM business model. Governments saddled Americans
and Canadians coast to coast with about $60,000 in debt for each GM made
We taxpayers should be mad as hornets in a bad mood for this pervesion
going towards our wallets.
Their motto should be "Government Motors, we keep on sucking.".
People are buying more Fords as not to support GM nonsence and
corrupotion of the tax system for dysfunctional and greedy corporations.
I can assure you the next one I buy will contain little if any of
GM/GMAC/Chrysler/Carlyle/Cerberus/CAW/UAW parts and no assembly.
See, I don't support taxpayer abuse by allowing corporations to use the
tax system and government debt for their own affairs. It is morally
wrong and corrupt to tax people for corporations.
On 11/01/2010 8:11 AM, Mike Hunter wrote:
Shows how dumb and assumptious you are. All you can be sure of is that I
do not drive GM new or used, rental lease nor own.
I don't stoop to support the imoral and greedy corporations of Amerika.
Remember this? It still applies.
/'/ / / /" /_\
('( ' /' ')
GM, Chrysler-Cerberus, CAW-UAW, get your
selfish greedy hands out of our pockets!
We don't steal from you!
Why do you steal from us?
On 12/01/2010 8:08 AM, Mike Hunter wrote:
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