Archive for February 3rd, 2010

Auto Makers

February 3, 2010

“My car was built in America even though it has a foreign name.” I’ve heard that said many times, usually followed by, “So it didn’t hurt anything to buy it.” Is it just the fact that liberals lie or do they honestly believe this crap? Anybody that can say that with a straight face has got to be a liar or the most incredibly foolish oaf ever.

Quick break down for you. When you buy a foreign nameplate, regardless of where the car was assembled or the parts were made, all the profit goes overseas. Read that, increases our trade deficit. If I have to elaborate on that you need to study up on economics 101. One exception is a used car but this is creating an aftermarket for them. This is truly a case where you’re either part of the problem or you’re not. No gray areas here.

What has happened here can be traced to the root of so many other problems related to our industries. Environmentalists. Real quick let’s root that word. They would like you to think that the root is environment but the real root is mental. That’s right, all these people are mental. Anyway, back in the hey day of the auto companies the environmentalists started such a ruckus that the good old boys in the gubmint started regulating the life out of the companies as well as the cars. “Heck, it’s just in Detroit” is what I believe they were thinking, if at all.

It wasn’t long before the cars could not compete with the crap coming in from overseas. The American companies bellyached until the gubmint applied some of their BS regulation to the foreign junk so then they started assembling them here. I see it as they threw us a bone by giving us a few unskilled jobs but the profit still goes overseas.

Final answer, we better get rid of the ridiculous regulations and make it easier for small companies to join the car building ranks and reset our industry to build the inexpensive and competitive products for the world or we’ll soon be serving a foreign master.