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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: December 02, 2008, 03:46:45 PM »
Quote from: firedome
Ram - could we please NOT post everything in 3" type !!!  We can read wthout magnifying glasses!
 
It was a cut and paste from another site and this site, unlike others, shows it after you post exactly like it was at the other site.

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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: December 02, 2008, 05:11:34 AM »
IF  THIS WEREN'T SO TRUE IT MIGHT BE FUNNY  

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General BS and Laughs / Picture of the Day - Anything goes.
« on: December 01, 2008, 07:52:44 PM »
Miss Direct Connection with my van at Cobo Hall 1985
 


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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: December 01, 2008, 07:39:42 PM »
12 an hour? Most assembly plants run a minimum of 40 cars an hour up to a maximum of 75 cars per hour. Windsor Assembly Plant, home of the mini van ran 72 vans an hour on 3 shifts, 6 days a week for almost 10 years. If you have never worked on an assembly line where you have 45 seconds to do your job then you should never say they get paid too much.

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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: December 01, 2008, 01:36:05 PM »
After WW2 the JAPANESE said they would win the next war with the US without firing a single shot. Have you looked around?
And Jap is used about as much as WOP, FROG, CHINK and SQUAREHEAD

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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: December 01, 2008, 12:58:45 PM »
 Bad Mouthing American / Canadian Vehicles -  Get the Facts Straight !







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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: December 01, 2008, 09:04:24 AM »
Then wages shouldn't even be the issue.

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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: December 01, 2008, 04:31:08 AM »
No matter how it is explained you aren't going to understand so I give up.

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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: November 30, 2008, 08:05:53 PM »
My guess is reading wasn't your strong point either
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Wages and benefits are 7% of the total car costs. Japanese are 5% so its only 2% of the TOTAL car cost difference. On a 20K car that is $400,
And on your 30K car that would be $600

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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: November 30, 2008, 08:06:34 AM »
More misinformation. Nobody makes $81 an hour. Get facts instead of fiction.
Wages and benefits are 7% of the total car costs. Japanese are 5% so its only 2% of the TOTAL car cost difference. On a 20K car that is $400, not $2000 like you think

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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: November 29, 2008, 06:41:22 PM »
Wages and benefits count for 7% of a vehicles cost. You cannot blame the problems on the UAW/CAW

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / My 73 Duster Build
« on: November 28, 2008, 01:40:21 PM »
My very first car was a 1970 Duster
 


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General BS and Laughs / Funny Political Email
« on: November 27, 2008, 08:13:48 PM »
That would work, LOL

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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: November 27, 2008, 02:48:09 PM »
Its a myth that Jap cars last longer or are better built than american cars. Americans that bought Jap cars said this to justify the sale. I  have 450K on my show van, replaced tranny once and just put a new engine in this summer. The paint on it is the original that I did when I first built it in 1984. I had an 86 Omni with 400K on it when I got hit broadside and totalled.

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General BS and Laughs / Auto Company Bailout
« on: November 27, 2008, 11:31:07 AM »
This is a subject that is very close to me. I come from a fourth generation Chrysler worker. My great grandfather retired from Chrysler in about 1950. My grandfather retired in 1969. My father retired in 1992 and I retired in 2007. Chrysler has put food on our tables for 70 years. I forecast this downturn in the economy almost 3 years ago on another forum. Here is my post from back then
Now, lets go to the supply side of it. For every domestic auto worker working for the big three there are 10 spin off jobs in the feeder plants making roughly 22 dollars an hour. For every Asian transplant assembly plant they have 4 workers in spinoff jobs making 15 dollars an hour. The rest of those parts come in containers from overseas.
If you cannot see this then I feel sorry for you down the road.[/quote]
 
Another one I posted almost a year ago about how the auto industry affects each and every person living in Canada and the US
Every single person in the US and Canada is affected by the domestic auto industry in one way or another whether they choose to believe it or not.[/quote]
 
Here is something some of you would like to watch
 
[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72cHfOKoA1c[/tube]
 
And here is something else I wrote about how I feel we could save the auto industry instead of a bailout
 
So instead of giving all these billions to the car companies, give the billions to the people to buy up the cars.
Let's call my plan the "Make Them An Offer They Can't Refuse"
We get James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) to do the ads for free (A way he can share his wealth) and the theme is Mafia rescues Detroit.
Bet the agencies could do some really fun stuff with the theme (They bid it to the agencies to do for free and whoever has the best campaign gets the future ad revenue when the Big 3 recover) and YouTubes servers might blow from all the traffic they would get.
And here's the offer I would recommend...To steal a slogan from VW, I think it's what the people want!
[AA comment: even Bush rather than Obama could implement this, and salvage some good feelings for his tenure. he already gave BIG BUCKS to the rich; why not some for us 'little people?']
2. If you buy a Hybrid, Alternative Fuel, Diesel car or truck that gets EPA 27MPG City or higher the deduction doubles.
3. If you own a business the deduction DOUBLES. Buy a $30k Ford Escape Hybrid and own a business, get a $120k tax deduction on your 2008 taxes.
4. EVERY VEHICLE in stock gets 0% financing up to 72 months.
5. Every vehicle has GUARANTEED warranty coverage, even if the company who makes it goes out of business in the warranty period (Insured by 3rd party warranty company).
Offer is valid until 4/15/2009 and you can still deduct on 2008 taxes as long as car was purchased before 4/15/2009 but you can't get deduction in both years. You can only take in 08 or 09, one or the other.
And I think a lot of folks would take advantage of this because Obama shows up at the end of the Sopranos-like commercial and tells everyone he needs their help.
The inventory depletes quickly and the Big 3 gets the cash infusion in their coffers they need, to buy them precious time.
If this idea sounds crazy to you remember, desperate times require desperate measures.
The plan may be crazy but dollars to donuts my plan is better than theirs.
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As you can see, I am pretty passionate about this topic

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