I saw this article in the Detroit Free Press today and wanted to comment on it. Basically, the article talks about auto workers in the Detroit area who are pushing for more people to buy American made cars. The only problem with that whole mentality is this:
- Many “foreign” cars are manufactured in the United States
- You may be an “American made” car but many of the parts and accessories are made overseas.
- Sure, you buy an American made car, but what about your clothes, TV, DVD, Ipod, radio and cell phone? Are THEY all made in the U.S.?
- Perhaps if the big three had produced well made cars over the past thirty years, they wouldn’t be in this situation.
- Why should I buy an overpriced Ford, GM or Chrysler when I can get more for my money by buying a Hyundai or a Toyota?
What is really laughable is the intimidation and out right violence that you can face up in Detroit if you buy foreign. You will find your car getting more door dings up there or egged or spat upon if you dare drive around in a Honda or a Mazda. Nothing shows pride in your country by hocking a big, green wad of snot on someone’s car simply because they exercised their freedom and free market capitalism by buying a Kia.
Can we please get a moratorium on hypocritical Communist thugs?