Do UAW workers know that Chrysler is owned by a foreign company?

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Earlier today I was stopped behind a Chrysler at a red light. The car had a UAW decal on its back window and a "Out of a Job Yet? Keep Buying Foreign" bumper sticker.

The irony of those three things (Chrysler, UAW decal, and a sticker deriding people who buy foreign) was both funny and incredulous.

Do you suppose that UAW members actually don't know that Chrysler is principally owned by Fiat--an Italian company? Are they that clueless or just in denial?

One time I had to attend a training session conducted by a local college and held at the UAW building near Airport Highway. I parked my Honda in the lot. When I came back out to my car, I had a flier on my windshield warning me to never again park my "foreign" car in that lot. Do you suppose they now slap one of those fliers under the wiper of a foreign-owned Chrysler?

It used to be that when Honda owners declared that they bought an American-made car, UAW members would discount that by saying what mattered was the owner of the company was foreign.

Chrysler is in that exact position.

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1. What automobile sold in the United States contains the highest percentage of American made parts?

2. What percentage of Chrysler does Fiat own?

3. How many Americans receive American paychecks drawn on American Banks paid in American currency for working in a factory that made that car your saw? And where would that factory and it's supplies be located? What in the nationality of the suppliers?

4. What are the percentages for American investment foreign investment compared to foreign investment here in American?

4. In the 2013, what constitutes an "American" company?

5. Economically speaking, why would a patriot like yourself ever buy anything foreign made?

ANSWERS: To be posted later

Yep, your response is exactly what I'm referring to--union members/supporters just can't bring themselves to accept that Chrysler is a foreign company. You can't handle the truth!

You'll find that Fiat owns more than 50 percent of Chrysler--making it a foreign-owned company. The rest of your questions are irrelevant to my point.

(Note: I find it humorous that you are mocking me as "Einstein," yet your comments are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, and 5. LOL!)

Galt, Is that all you have to do all day is think of dumb boring shit to post on here. Did your mother have any kids that lived?

Conservatives love boys in bathroom stalls

Apparently, it's not "boring" enough to motivate you to make a comment.

right...the irony is humorous of the "buy foreign" bumper sticker.

Sorry the numbering confused you, but this website doesn't support an advanced WP system and I had to add some questions to make understanding the explanation easier..

And all of the other questions are very relevant to "your" point. And not being able to answer them speaks volumes of the relevance of "your" point. That's not to belittle your point as I agree in some areas, but I think on some issues you many have a common misunderstanding.

On some other blogs we've been discussing whether economics should be a required high school course or a required college course. I don't think college is needed for all people to be happy in life. But I don't think people who lack an understanding of the mechanics of a global economy should be left out of discussions of that topic. However, I've seen so many statements based on nothing but crap or something "somebody told" them.

Why don't you go out on a limb and try to answer all the questions. If I disagree with any of your answers, I will tell you why. That way both of us will benefit from this forum. Deal?

I ran a couple of polls earlier that I've meant to get back to but haven't. I apologize. The results of the polls were extremely revealing and I think a discussion of the facts of those polls would prove to be very interesting. Stay tuned.

Dear lord--you indicated you were going to provide the answers. Here we go (I even used liberal media sources to make you feel at ease):

1. Toyota Camry
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/05/most-american-cars-index_n_1652...

2. 58.5 percent
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/05/fiat-chyrsler-5-percent-stake-d...

3.If by "Americans" you mean living in the U.S., no money was given to Americans for the assembly of the Dodge Journey I saw. It's made in Mexico.
http://www.carsdirect.com/car-buying/where-are-dodge-cars-built

4. What does this have to do with Chrysler being a foreign company?

4. (Or as I affectionately call it, the "other 4") I found lots of definitions for "American company." One was that the company--regardless of location of its majority ownership--produced something in America. Thus, Honda and Toyota would be American companies. Another definition was the majority ownership had to be a company whose headquarters was located within the U.S. This would mean that Honda, Toyota AND Chrysler WERE NOT American companies.

5. Out of necessity. Have you seen any U.S.-made televisions lately? Toys? Clothing? Shoes?

I look at the place it's made before the price. And I will pay a higher price for American because everyone deserves a living wage. And yes, it' very disappointing that electronics made in America do not exist.

So you would be willing to pay more for a Honda made in Ohio than a Chrysler made in Mexico.

Now we're getting somewhere!

Isn't the United States owned by foreign governments?

All of us clowns were led to believe that a global economy is a good thing. Not so good, huh?

What is exactly wrong with a global economy?

MikeyA

The same thing that's wrong with a global household.

And that would be?

MikeyA

patiently

MikeyA

You'll wait a lot longer. I'm not going to waste my time answering your stupid questions. Cite that.

Then your comment has no merit. If one will not defend what they say as accurate then it must not be accurate.

MikeyA

You of all people are not an expert regarding what is accurate or determining what has merit. You provide nothing but questions, never any solid information.

Name a question I have not answered? I will answer it.

MikeyA

Ditto that!

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

OK, I'll answer it. The global household also depends on cheap petroleum, which is now gone forever. Cheap products flowing into high-earning households, over-leveraging from global investment schemes, and cheap overseas labor arriving on our shores, all combine to make a total disaster. The cheapness and over-leveraging end up destroying the global household. And all they can think of is their short time in the sun, when cheap goods and cheap labor were flowing in to them while their jobs still paid benefits and pensions.

The Boomer class ended up with the global household. Gen-X and Gen-Y were getting cut out of that, hence came up with a mutated global household, where they had to keep moving to follow jobs (and such lifestyles are heavily consumptive, by no mean coincidence). But the Millennials are the first generation to end up missing all of this. Joining the professional classes in the new mobile household just costs too much money; a borrowed education is necessary, and it's as ruinously expensive as it's ever been. The Millennials are truly screwed, from the get-go.

That's what's wrong with the global household. What Zeyad precisely meant, I guess we'll never know, but that's my take on it.

It's based on infinite supplies of petroleum as well as huge credit lines. That's what's wrong with it.

Obviously it's a problem that fixes itself, in time. However, we'll be a violent nation of Second World status at best by then. A much larger version of Argentina. So, solved... just not if you're the current middle class. Not so solved in your case.

I hesitate to post this becuase I know ignorant Wolfman will blame the parts which he'll claim are either a-bought cheaply, or b-foreign built
Chrysler recalls 469,000 SUVs worldwide over gearshift problem
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/11/us-autos-chrysler-recall-idUSB...

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Please when you call someone ignorant at least use spell check. Your Detroit high school education is revealed by the constant misspellings. Fred again you use the same old recall notices that all auto makers have as a way to get a rise out of somebody. I don't even look at the links anymore because of the boring nature of the argument. I think we could extend this to your morning show that also is too repetitive and predictable. I mean the horse is dead how long will you continue to beat it?

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Ignorant Wolfman, that's a new recall notice just posted this weekend. In other words mistakes are still being made by highly paid union workers with nothing more to do than stand in one place and do one job. It actually is a tribute to you that you were able to do such a boring monotonous job for so long without losing your mind, that is assuming that you didn't.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Cool it with the mis-spelling crap. Some people are bad spellers (or "spelerz") and yet are fine thinkers. I'm a superb speller, but it's a talent. Talent is individualistic.

Spelling is moderately important. But what's more important is communication. Right now, you're trying to stop communication. Seems a tad odd to do that, on a fucking FORUM. Consider this fair warning.

mother, are the three liberal debate signs of topic failure, cognition meltdown, BIG TIME !!!

Watch....

The GM engineers who designed the plastic intake manifolds and then put them next to the engines - in several models for several years --- how much education do you think THEY all had? At least 4 years, right?

I have an older GM model with a great engine - but have already replaced the intake manifold twice. They last about 5 or 6 years, IF YOU ARE LUCKY, and when they MELT, if you don't catch the meltdown in time, can (and have in many cases) destroy your engine. I met one guy who had a fairly new pickup truck who was on his THIRD. Every mechanic I have ever discussed this problem with says "There should have been a recall." Ah yes, the college educations of auto manufacturer engineers.... I'm SO impressed.

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