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Obama's (Un)American Auto Bailout

tbejma Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 10:51 AM
GM builds the only competitive B-Segment vehicle (the Sonic - selling very well btw) in Lake Orion, Michigan. In fact every single vehicle GM sells in the United States (except for the micro Spark, just released) is BUILT in North America! Yeah, Ford is tearing it up (Ford stock price in January - $12, stock price today - $9)
Buck O Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 12:31 PM
tbejma Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 11:21 AM
Actually Sales of Chevrolet passenger CARS increased 25 percent.. In fact, the Spark, Sonic, Cruze, and Volt each posted best-ever monthly sales.
wiseone Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 11:07 AM
How "competitive" would the Sonic be without all that taxpayer subsidy that WILL EVENTUALLY RUN OUT.

GM's sales increased last month because of increases in sales of LIGHT TRUCKS and SUVs.
tbejma Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 11:06 AM
The Volt is the best selling electric vehicle BY FAR in the US and it has the highest customer satisfaction that Consumer Reports has ever recorded (over 90%). Any new technology takes a while to get going. As long as the Volt sales continue their volume increases each month (August was the highest since launch) it should be considered a success.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 10:57 AM
Then, perhaps, GM should stick to manufacturing B-Segment vehicles and stop producing models that aren't selling...like the Volt.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cue "Fanfare for the Common Man" and rev up the Government Motors engines. Wednesday is Great American Auto Bailout Day at the Democratic National Convention. Party propagandists have prepared a prime-time-ready film touting the "rescue's" benefits for American workers. UAW President Bob King will sing the savior-in-chief's praises.

But like all of the economic success stories manufactured by the White House, the $85 billion government handout is a big fat farce.

"I said I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back," Obama bragged...