What's a tie rod??:confused:
I sat in a meeting, and listened to Roger Smith explain how GM used to have 50% of the U.S. auto market, but over the last several years GMís market share had eroded to about 33%. He went on to explain how he expected GM to lose even more market share over the next several years. How could the Board of Directors elect a CEO to run the company that planned to lose in the marketplace? A CEO should have a plan for winning in the marketplace.
Then came Ron Zarella with his hair brained brand marketing scheme. It was doomed for failure from the beginning, and GM lost more market share. There are more blunders I could cite, but I think you get the idea.
So whatís wrong with good wages, a pension, and healthcare? Why do you begrudge them those things? I worked one summer in an auto plant. It was what made me go back to school and finish my degree. On the 2nd shift, the area of the plant I worked in would heat up to 100+ degrees. The foreman would come around at the start of the shift, and hand out salt tablets and a roll of paper towels to wipe off sweat. I would use the entire roll by the end of my shift. It was a miserable place to work. Personally, I think they deserved every penny they were paid. I realize work conditions in the plant have improved, but thatís not reason to devalue their jobs.
Itís funny how we sit around and ooh and aah over the mega salaries paid to professional athletes for playing a childís game. We would all love to be in their position. Yet, we think the guy that goes to work every, and works hard to support his family and give them a good life style, doesnít deserve decent wages.
Again, look where the foreign owned manufacturers established plants. They built them in states that traditionally paid workers low wages. They are the some of the same states people left during the great industrial migration for better paying manufacturing jobs in the north. The lower wages and benefits paid by the transplants has resulted increased downward pressure on wages for other U.S. workers, and the outsourcing of jobs to other countries. I ask again, how do lower wages, and a reduced standard of living benefit us in this country? That is the question you did not address.
Last ford I had was assembled in Canada. I just bought a GMC 2500. Why should I take the advice of a morbidly obese drug addict? (referring to Limbaugh...and that's not name calling, just factual description)
You're right. So I assume you voted for Al Gore and John Kerry, since George W Bush did all those things as well. And who said I was listening to Obama? I just don't let Rush Limbaugh dictate my thought process or behavior. (I'm not saying anyone else does either, before I get jumped on.....just seems lots of Rushisms are echoed here) I love political debate, but I can watch and listen to the talking heads myself.
So why "save" GM and not Chrysler?
And I don't discriminate against morbidly obese people. But in his case its part of a constellation of conditions that all point to an inability to control one's desires. FYI, morbid obesity and overweight are not the same. One is a social judgement, the other is a medical condition.
Again, I'm not an Obama supporter, or even a democrat for that matter, but I just can't stand hypocrisy!!!!
I agree Rush is a blow hard, but hey, aren't we all in our own way?
Do you listen to him at all?
Does he say anything that mirrors your opinion or position?
Is your hatred, him or his positions?
Is it that you loathe his hypocracy, at least on the drug issue, so much that anything he says must be somehow suspect and not worth any analysis?
Do you think he does a good job pointing out the lefts hypocracy?
Do you think he does a good job pointing out the MSM bias?
I would like to see Chrysler come out of this okay. However, Iím a little skeptical of the deal with Fiat. Chrysler is still dealing with some quality issues or their own, and Fiat is well known for quality problems. Fiat was rated ďbelow averageĒ in quality and reliability in Europe, finishing 20th of 25 brands in J.D. Power's Customer Satisfaction Index Study in Germany, France and the UK. Other than the infusion of cash, I just donít see how Fiat is going to help Chrysler make it.