posted on Dec, 12 2005 @ 05:53 PM
Did anybody expect Kmart and Sears to combine forces in order to prevent their demise? The only way to not be put out into oblivion by Walmart was to
join forces, and combine strengths.
Now, the US auto industry is facing the same dilemma.
The auto manufacturers are cutting off health and retirement benefits right and left, and suppliers are falling into bankruptcy right and left, as
they scramble to fend off bleeding losses. While layoffs mount everyday in the big 2, Toyota announces their desire to build factories in the USA.
It just seems feasible to me, that the only way Ford and GM will be able to compete, let alone stay afloat,... is by joining in corporate marriage. If
they were to consolidate into each other, their strengths would be combined, their expenses in opposing competition would be eliminated, their
workforce and technologies would enhance each other, and their focus could be properly directed in ways that would assure their mutual survival.
Chrysler is already out of the picture now, as a foreign entity.
Imagine the powerhouse of a company that would be made in consolidation of Ford and GM.
Imagine the total brand influence on the market by one company, that would be far superior in market-share, and would be a formidable force against
the strengths of outside influences.