Much of what you say is true, but now just look at the tens of thousands of good paying jobs in the Southern, right-to-work states Auto builders like BMW (SC), Mercedes (AL), Hyundai/Kia (AL), Volkswagen (TN), Honda (OH), Toyota (TX, KY, TN), Nissan (TN); plus dozens of transplant suppliers (ZF, Getrag, Bosch, Siemens, etc., etc. More Americans employed making these "foreign" nameplates than building the old Big Three. Lazy, incompetent management (Roger B Smith!) doomed the Big Three. They caved to Union demands and then focused on cost cutting and abusing their vendors (Lopez!) rather than product and quality. The Big Three (except maybe Ford) really committed suicide.