Re: General Motors Tag It and Bag It

GM needs to shut down, then reopen as another company in another country. If they do they can do what the Japs have been doing in the US for years.
Start up in all new state of the art assembly plants built with a bonds issued by the taxpayers in some southern state, with none union employees that are trained in taxpayers supported state Vo-tex schools, that are paid an average $14 an hour less in wages and benefits, benefits that do not include a defined pension plan or any health care after retirement, to assemble cars of parts made primarily in low cost countries or purchased from other Japanese companies.
If they incorporate in Japan they will not need to pay any US federal corporate income taxes, like Toyota etal, on the profits earned in the US. Naturally being Japanese will make many buyers think they are 'better,; more costly to buy and maintain for sure, but 'worth' the price. ;)
mike

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Great assessment Mike. You're 100 percent correct. If only all those millions of people would have bought a Ford Taurus rather than the bland looking Accord/Camry. And who cares if Consumer Reports reported that Accord/Camry had 5% or so less owner reported problems over a 5 year period?!?!? The Hondas/Toyotas should be a bit better in dependability, because they're more expensive than a Ford Taurus, plus Toyota/Honda has more money for R&D because they don't pay their workers as well as the UAW workers get.
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Sure Mike and don't forget those Japanese vehicles are not liked by the consumers. They are forced into buying them by fear of GM, Ford and DC.
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That may be your opinion but apparently more Americans disagree with your opinion. The Japs make good stuff but both GM and Ford outsell any Japanese manufacture. The question you should be asking is, why did my Jap car cost more than a comparably sized and equipped domestic, when they are build by low paid workers in other counties, or are assembled in the US of mostly imported parts, by workers being paid so much less?
GM could benefit by following the Japanese companies new plant program and having the taxpayers support their expansion ;)
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