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  •  Another way to state the "cost" (4+ / 0-)

    How much is the labor for the production of each vehicle?  According to the UAW:

    The total labor cost of a new vehicle produced in the United States is about $2,400, which includes direct, indirect and salaried labor for engines, stamping and assembly at the automakers’ plants.

    This represents 8.4 percent of the typical $28,4513 price of a new vehicle in 2006. The vast majority of the costs of producing a vehicle and transporting it to a dealership and preparing it for sale – including design, engineering, marketing, raw materials, executive compensation and other costs – are not related to direct or indirect manufacturing labor.

    Sure, there are other costs, but the majority of those are more driven by management decisions.

    The only thing scarier than a McCain presidency is a Palin presidency.

    by Mote Dai on Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 07:29:32 PM PST

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