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Old 09-17-2011, 02:42 AM   #1
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Not Sure This Guy Gets It

IQ check needed for this guy or at least a geography lesson
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:40 AM   #2
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I get your point, but actually......see HERE.

My Acura was built in Marysville, OH using an engine built in Ada, OH. On the other hand, my "good ole American" Dodge Ram was built in Saltillo, Mexico.

Things are not always as they appear in a complex, global economy.

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Old 09-17-2011, 05:21 AM   #3
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Too funny ; had a 20 something rag on me for having a nissan titan which is made here. Told him I guess he wouldnt be watching anymore tv for the rest of his life. He got quiet! I do wish it was different.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:29 AM   #4
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When I was a kid I used to stand on the street corner and I could name every car that went by. Now you cant tell a Ford from a chevy from a Toyota, Cars use to have character now they all look alike. I would like to say "ahh the good old days" But that statement usually runs the cat out of the cracker barrel, So I wont say it..Oh heck,,Ahh the good old days...
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Maybe that photo was taken in South Korea?
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Maybe your foreign car was made in the USA, but the company is foreign and the profits go overseas.
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Maybe your foreign car was made in the USA, but the company is foreign and the profits go overseas.
Ummmm....OK, but the manufacturing jobs are in the USA. On the other hand, the manufacturing jobs (the subject of the bumper sticker in the first post) are in Mexico in the case of my Dodge Ram.

The point is, not everything is as clean and clear as it used to be back in the days when US manufacturers built their vehicles in the US and foreign manufacturers built their vehicles in Japan, Germany, etc. Check the window stickers and see what the US government considers to be domestic vehicles based on parts content - you may be surprised!!

Besides, you can buy stock in the foreign manufacturers if you want to repatriate some of their profits.

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Yep Rusty and you can buy foreign currency when all the profits go to the host company and the dollar dies lower. Meanwhile they tax your stockk profits.
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It really is too bad and very difficult to by only USA products. I heard recently that 50,000 mfg plants have closed here during the last decade or two. Sad.
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When I was a kid I used to stand on the street corner and I could name every car that went by. Now you cant tell a Ford from a chevy from a Toyota, Cars use to have character now they all look alike. I would like to say "ahh the good old days" But that statement usually runs the cat out of the cracker barrel, So I wont say it..Oh heck,,Ahh the good old days...
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Hey you are making me feel "Old",
I could do the same thing and was probably able to tell you what engine was in that exact model of the car Be it Ford, Dodge, Plymouth, Pontiac, Chevrolet
But to look at a car today I couldn't tell you even if it's an American Made Car.
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They built a KIA Plant in Kentucky then the State of Kentucky trained all of the employees how to do their jobs right there on the state financed and run training facility something wrong with that picture a foreign owned company of course that's better than them training people to work for Gubberment Motors I guess. (lord forgive me for that one.)
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Having worked for Chrysler research for many years, I have seen the cars become adulterated with foreign parts. I commented on this with a letter to the ceo at the time Bob Eaton. my concern was it's insane to purchase parts from the competition, if they chose to discontinue the agreement. it would take 18 months to redesign and retool for our own components. spending millions more then saved by the cheaper purchase. seems I was right. With the recent demise in Japan, we could have pulled ahead with our own sales, but were stalled because of production problems in Japan. when will we ever learn? if I'm going to purchase a car with components made in Japan, I might as well purchase a japanese car and get the designed in reliability that american cars are lacking.
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They built a KIA Plant in Kentucky then the State of Kentucky trained all of the employees how to do their jobs right there on the state financed and run training facility something wrong with that picture a foreign owned company of course that's better than them training people to work for Gubberment Motors I guess. (lord forgive me for that one.)
Kia's plant is in Georgia. Are you thinking about Toyota's Georgetown, KY facility?

To be fair, state and local governments are giving tax incentives, training, etc. to lure ANY companies (foreign or domestic) into their areas. Examples - Caterpillar's new facilities in Victoria and Seguin, TX (moving production to a right-to-work state entered into Caterpillar's decisions as well, I suspect).

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How about the Boeing thing? If the government tries to restrict companies too much they just go to another country.

The NLRB claims Boeing has acted unfairly in opening a new production line in South Carolina instead of in Washington State because Boeing’s South Carolina plant is non-union and SC is a “right to work” state.

"Companies need to have the freedom to relocate.” Obama said. But with many companies choosing to relocate workers overseas, he added, “If they're choosing to relocate here in the United States, that's a good thing."




What is your opinion on this? Do these guys get it?
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