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  •  And then there's the problem (1+ / 0-)
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    of passing emission standards.... Can we demand that a foreign manufacture would recognize or laws or would their lobbyist just say "hell no"? In many third-world countries the autos being sold could not be peddled here.

    The corrupt are not working for an hourly wage, and many of them of them found in the halls of congress.

    •  Yes, and what are the odds that... (1+ / 0-)
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      a foreign company will even choose to build the cars here? Not good, I’d wager. Why would they be any more likely to want to pay Americans a decent wage when, like many American companies do, they could just use the virtual slave labor available abroad?

      The sad fact is, while there are some good Dems, we all know that not all of "our guys" are genuinely dedicated to helping us. We’re going to have to fight just as hard to get some Dems to do the right thing as we do with the Repubs.

      I’m not for handing anyone a blank check. If there is a bailout, we need the conditions etched in stone. No more AIG disasters. But I don’t see how we can survive if we do nothing. It won’t just be the Big Three and their employees who get hurt. There are so many industries that supply the Big Three with materials, and then you have the people who sell the cars, etc., many of whom will be out of work if the Big Three go bust. Many Americans seem to be suffering from a disconnect, because they are (and rightfully so) pissed off about AIG. They need to understand how many millions of jobs are on the line and that those jobs aren’t all in Detroit. People all over America are going to be fired if the car companies go down.

      If they don’t bail out the car companies, then they had better figure out some way to keep those people afloat while they're unemployed. If they don’t, the economy is going to get even worse then it already is, and that won’t just affect blue-collar union workers.

      I am in earnest. I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard! ~ William Lloyd Garrison

      by AuroraDawn on Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 10:07:12 PM PST

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    •  One of the Big 3 problems!` (0+ / 0-)

      To Europe and Japan it is the US which is Third World as many US cars could not be sold here as we already have stricter emmission and fuel efficiency standards.

    •  Let buy Toyota instead (0+ / 0-)

      For 130 billion we could buy all of Toyota, why not just print up the dollars and do it!

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