What is the URL of the Commerce Department site that lists domestic
parts used in cars?
The funny thing is that the law requires content to be reported to the
National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration, who reports that the
Mazda Tribute is 90% made in the US. And the Toyota Tundra has more US
components that the Chevy Malibu. For some reason, Ford, Lincoln and
Mercury vehicles are not reported.
And, what vehicle is made from only US parts and without any "world
BTW, the Toyota has the highest domestic (US and Canada) content of any
car listed. So much for your world sourced parts garbage.
The parts content label lists parts that have the their final assembly
completed in the US or Canada, regardless of the source of the materials or
the components of the assembled parts.
Even a Camry made totally in Japan, will displays a parts label listing "AX"
number of North American parts, when obviously the total is ZERO. I.E.
Parts stampings that are made of imported Japanese steel will be listed as
NA parts. Transmissions made in Japan, that have their final assembly in
Canada will be listed as NA parts. One of the six speed tyrannies, that
Ford buys from Asian, a Japanese company, is listed on the parts label as
made in Japan. The same tyranny, made by the Japanese company that has it
final assembly in Canada is listed as a NA part on a Toyota.
The find were the MATERIALS and parts are actually made, one must search the
US Department of Commerce site. If you do you will discover the vast
majority of MATERIALS and parts use by GM and Ford, around 80% to 85% are
sourced in the US, even on the vehicles they assemble in Canada and Mexico.
Although no auto manufacture selling vehicles in the US today is currently
earning a profit, when they do the American corporations will pay federal
corporate income taxes. The Japanese corporations, because of corporate tax
credits in Japan, will not pay a penny in US federal corporate income taxes,
as has been the case ever since they started selling vehicles in the US. In
addition the Japanese government will return that money to those
corporations for R&D, under the Japanese Capital Reinvest law, as it has
ever since WWII.
That's because the manufacturer estimates the content for all cars in a
particular model together, including cars made in NA and Japan.
What US Department of Commerce site? You can't provide the URL because
there isn't one.
Then why does the content labels usually say much less? Only two GM
vehicles are listed as having more than 75% US content. So the average
is less. US makers have a higher domestic parts content percentage than
the Japanese. But the US content is not 80 to 85% for GM and Ford.
Honda is: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/business/global/29honda.html
But their subsidies do pay US corporate tax.
Really? Evidence, please.
You know, you really crack me up! You talk about things like you know
what you're saying, when you don't have a clue.
That is true but it give the impression to the uninformed that ALL Camry's
have that percentage of NA parts, which is false. Only some have parts
that have their finally assembly completed in the US or Canada
Actually in 2008 is was closer to 49%, primary a result of the tax RATE cuts
enacted under President Bush. The bottom rate was reduced for 15% down to
10%, a 331/3% reduction in the taxes paid by the working poor on their total
In addition exemptions for the working poor were increased making it
possible for those American to receive the return of every dollar that was
withheld during the year.
The poorest of the poor now get a tax refund GREATER than the amount they
had withheld. In some cases as much as 50% more than withheld
The Dims of course said the tax cuts went to the "rich," but they had the
lowest RATE reduction of all, 3%.
Don't you even get anything right? What makes you believe I was bitching
about Bush? He, like Presidents Kennedy and Reagan before him did the
proper thing to help the economy, that was cut tax RATES to improve the cash
flow that grew the economy, dummy.
It is the Dims that are spending trillions we do not have that can only hurt
the economy for years to come.
Normally when one calculates the national content, the entire supply chain
is included, and that would include most of the items you have mentioned.
"How much of the money stays in the USA" may be a bit sticky.
If one searches the US Department of Commerce site one can find which auto
manufacturer uses the most American sourced parts and materials, to build
the vehicles they manufacture in the US. If you do you will see Toyota in
not on top, in fact Honda used more American sourced parts and materials to
build the vehicle they manufacture in the US than Toyota
Including GM and Chrysler of course.
The myth of which country makes a car is anyones guess, and likely BS if
they try to politically quantify it. My guess is no less than 10
countries are involved in *ANY* car made in North America today. Just a
Wire imported from the orient, as are the connectors, harnesses from
Mexico. Nickel, steel and aluminium from god knows where refined outside
of North America even if rolled in the US. Tires base material
imported. Not likely much of any component in a vehicle is truly 100%
In fact, if the US closed out all imports right down to screws and
bolts, it would likey shut down auto production for years due to part
and base material shortages. And certainly drive up the cost beyond any
middle class affordability.
Made in America for auto dies 20+ years ago.
But, but, but 100% was never part of the discussion, dummy. The discussion
was which manufacturer use the most AMERICAN materials and parts. Rather
than parts and materials from countries OUTSIDE of the US.
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