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‘Obama Motors’ = More Foreign Jobs

From the Wall Street Journal:

In this April 8, 2009 file photo, Jim Press, deputy CEO of Chrysler, introduces a Fiat 500 at the 2009 New York International Auto Show in New York. Chrysler Group LLC is planning to build the Fiat 500 small car at a plant in Mexico, according to a report published Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.

GM Plans a Compact for $4,000

BY KENNETH RAPOZA

August 17, 2009

SÃO PAULO — General Motors Co. is targeting the emerging ultra-low-cost car market with plans for a compact for around $4,000, possibly producing it in Asia.

The segment is attracting increasing attention from manufacturers eager to keep sales momentum in developing markets following the sharp slide in car sales in North America and Western Europe.

"When Tata Motors in India came out with their $2,500 Nano vehicle it put a lot of auto makers on …

Also from the Wall Street Journal:

Chrysler to Make Fiat in Mexico

Subcompact 500 Is One of Two Cars From Italian Partner It May Assemble

BY KATE LINEBAUGH AND JOHN D. STOLL

August 17, 2009

Under the direction of Fiat SpA, Chrysler Group LLC is devising plans to produce the Italian auto maker’s Fiat 500 subcompact at a Chrysler plant in Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter, while considering what other Fiat models to introduce to the U.S. market.

Chrysler is also looking at making a small Fiat engine for the 500 at a Chrysler plant in Trenton, Mich., and is considering building a Fiat-derived compact car slightly larger than the 500 in the U.S., a person familiar with the plans said.

Chrysler spokesman Gualberto Ranieri declined to comment on the company’s product…

Well, they might make the engine in Michigan. So what’s the complaint?

Besides, the United Auto Workers union members have nothing to worry about. Their pensions and healthcare are now guaranteed by the US taxpayers.

Who wants to work?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 17th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “‘Obama Motors’ = More Foreign Jobs”

  1. proreason says:

    Is there an issue here?

    We all share the same planet, don’t we?

    How can Americans possibly live with 60 to 70% of the luxuries we had in September 2008, knowing that people all over the world suffer, through no fault of their own, and certainly through no fault of their governments.

    It seems only fair that we share our “excess profits” and “unjust largesse” with the less fortunate.

    And if that forwards Obamy’s goal of being the Dictator of the Planet, that’s totally coincidental to the good work we will be doing.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Why would any company want to employ Americans when the Government cuts all profits and puts a anchor on their neck?

    “Cap All Trade”

  3. canary says:

    GM is now selling a clothes line. GM licensed and labeled.

  4. canary says:

    Sheehanjihad, It has offical GM trademark sign on shirt. Says under emblem,
    “General Motors TradeMarks used under License to Fortune Fashions IND.,LCC
    Made in Thailand! RN# 70361 Then one of those hola (sp? shiney) tags, has official GM symbol. Says “Offical Licensed Product The GM Trademarks are properties of General Motors Corporation used under license. (They are vintage T-Shirts, the corvette, impala. Can’t remember them all. But, I’m sure the GM Union automakers might not be happy. Is the new GM cologne Union Labeled?
    at Target stores. No telling what they’ll be selling next.

    So that’s Russia, Mexico, and Thailand and American Tax payers paying for other people’s cars.

    Also, remember that 40,000 plus electric plug in car, that can convert to using gass if it runs of out charging? Will Nissan announced right afterwards they have the same type car that will sell for under 15,000. It must be very small

  5. mjwooten says:

    Well, it seems that “proreason” wants Americans to spread the wealth around the world? Americans are ALSO the most generous souls on the planet when it comes to people in need. HOWEVER, no one wants to be FORCED to give. We give because we want to and NO other reason. I would suggest you start giving yourself, or, better still, take your riches and move to one of those other places in the world and share YOUR wealth. So, the operative word “we” probably doesn’t include the collective “you”, does it? I give; and I give because I want to. No one is going to force, coerce or tell me who or where to send my disposable income.

    Check your info as in Africa, for instance, it is comprised of quite a few sovreign, cruel militaristic dictatorships and order, what little there is, is kept at the point of a gun among the people and control maintained by making them dependent upon the government.

    I am NOT rich and have no qualms with someone coming up with a great idea and profiting from it. What they do with their money they worked for is THEIR business and no one else’s.

    Period.

  6. proreason says:

    “Well, it seems that “proreason” wants Americans to spread the wealth around the world”

    Practice your criticial reading skills, mj. Practice.

  7. Niko says:

    How many UAW union members fit in an italian car?


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