From Rt. 66 at Piggington.com:
“I think this will not help Jeff’s career, who would want to be allied with a foriegn maker while hundreds of thousands of Americans have been/are losing their jobs?
Apathy towards those jobs? I’d call it misguided, ignorant hostility.
Do most Americans think it’s wrong for an auto worker to make a decent living with health care and retirement ?
Not me! I think we should ban together as workers and defend other workers. UAW, IT guys, whatever, yes we should all want them to have a good living.
Most in this country think they can call for the other guy to get fired and cheer the loss of “his” job and somehow believe the forces of collapse will stop at “thier” job.
How about we all make a pact. Lets agree to buy American cars. And to appease the anti-American car folks lets just say we accept that we may have to go to the dealership for a warranty repair one, two, heck maybe three more times than if we bought a Honda.
Would that appease the Honda/Hyundia/Toyota/etc lovers? You can say, “US cars are a bit less reliable” than Asian cars and we won’t fight you anymore. BUT, and this is a big BUT…. we need to make this tiny sacrifice (buying US cars) to help ourselves get back on our feet (let’s not hold out hope waiting for TPTB to help us).
If you do, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. You might just find that driving a US made car gives you a sense of pride in your country you may not have felt for a while. You may also find that, just like a Honda, your shiny new example of helping your fellow US worker, starts everyday and gets you to and from work, holidays etc. safely and reliably. You may be shocked to find the odometer roll past 130k miles and realize you have never needed to visit the dealership for repairs.”