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Originally posted by GreenBicMan
reply to post by BRQuick
Hawkeyes fan here.. loved the game at raymond james new years day this year LOL!!!
LETS GO HAWKS!!!
Were you there too?
Actually USC fans were pretty cool IMO..
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
Barry wants Government Motors to fail, along with Chrysler.
That'd mean more people out of work, more demand for all of his social programs, and more dependence on the government.
The only reason he 'invested' so much of the taxpayer's money into GM is to funnel it and a lot more to his supporters in the UAW, ACORN, and other organizations he's
depending on to power his coup to become 'President For Life', his prime goal in all this federalization of private industry and banking.
Originally posted by Soldat401
It's easy to blame the unions, and they certainly did play a part in this, but the big picture is that GM hasn't produced a car worth buying in a long time.
December deliveries up 30 percent compared with October and up 43 percent compared with November
Market share in December expected around 24 percent, up about 4 ppts compared with November, reflecting renewed APR rate support through GMAC
Second half 2008 share up nearly 2 ppts compared with first half
2008 market share position anticipated to hold steady at just above 22 percent
DETROIT - General Motors dealers in the United States delivered 221,983 vehicles in December, down 31 percent compared with a year ago. However, total deliveries were 67,000 vehicles more than November's result, up more than 43 percent month over month. GM December car sales of 87,506 were off 25 percent and truck sales of 134,477 were down 35 percent compared with a year ago.
For the year, GM delivered 2,980,688 vehicles while maintaining an expected market share just above 22 percent. Annual deliveries were down 23 percent compared with 2007, largely due to building weakness in the marketplace throughout the year spurred by economic headwinds such as the dramatic reduction in credit availability experienced in the fourth quarter, coupled with historically low levels of consumer confidence. Additionally, the American Axle strike and several supply disruptions impacted GM's performance in the first half of the year.
So people are buying trucks and cars by the hundreds of thousands, please don't pretend otherwise.
Foreign auto companies have consistently outclassed GM in almost all areas.
Based on what? Lower benefits and pay coupled with massive trade barriers that prevents Us car makers entry into their markets? What is classy about paying less and erecting trade barriers?
The saying "They don't make em' like they used to" could easily be GM's slogan.
Sure and yet people keep right on buying their products..
I think people are buying into the propaganda that the business models of American auto makers were complete broken. That is NOT true but what can you do when your workers were good enough to reward with higher pay and benefits, well they fougth for it for decades, only for a certain government to decide to bail out banks to the tune of trillions of dollars while giving only a few billion where real good paying jobs are at stake?
Obama isn't protecting the American worker but he sure does his best to pretend that corporate capitalism cares to do such things.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Great. Let the socialism begin.
This is an affront to capitalism and the American way. Chrysler: epic fail. GM: epic fail. They should be allowed to collapse, making way for newer, more vigorous companies who can actually survive and thrive and roll with the changes.
The big three have been dying dinosaurs for decades now, too much taxpayer money thrown at them to keep them on life support.
Now the government is gonna buy them, and even the canucks get a piece.
We all know that nationalization of just about any industry leads to no good.
Why can't America start practicing proper capitalism as it was meant to be practiced?
Originally posted by HooHaa
reply to post by Dark Jester
I hate how the media portrays the UAW. Claiming we make 78 dollars an hour! Get a grip.