Please take a minute to look out in your driveway, your garage, the street, and take note of what kind of car you are driving. If you are driving a Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, or a Nissan you should slap yourself upside the head with a shovel..
Do you even understand what you are doing? Do you even understand what being an American is all about? Do you even understand what American Automobile Companies have done for this country?
Since the Government doesn't seem to be ready to help the American Automobile companies, then it's up to the American consumer to realize that a bankruptcy for Ford or GM or both is definitely not in the national interest. Not only would hundreds of thousands of workers lose their jobs, but about 450,000 retirees would be de-funded. These retirees on fixed incomes would see smaller pensions and reduced medical benefits. The workers that remained would see massive cuts in benefits as well.
Big deal, you say? At least American companies still offer their workers pensions. Take Nissan for instance, Nissan North America new hires won't be able to count on a company pension when they retire. And if you work for Nissan and didn't happen to reach the age of 65 by the end of last year, you won't be participating in the company sponsored medical plan, either.
If American companies can't remain successful and shoulder the burden of health care for their workers, the rest of us will likely pick up the tab in the form of higher taxes through expanded entitlement programs, which are already growing at a rate of 8 percent a year.
Now I know you dummmies will tell me that Quality is an issue. Well, Did you know that according to JD Power that tthe average dependability of all GM and Ford models combined was greater than the average dependability for all the Japanese models combined.
How can you not root for the hometeam? How can you live life knowing you are a traitor?