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Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Kiwifoot, great minds think alike. I began research on this topic this morning when I heard about the Honda recall. But alas, other issues took over and I abanded it. Thanks for bringing it up.
My first thought was conspiracy, then I thought, hmm, why?
And, I decided to try on Financial Gain as the bottom line to a conspiracy (it nearly always is greed in one shape size or form).
Now, what would be the financial gain, you ask, since reports are already showing a significant drop in Toyota sales, and a erosion of confidence?
One thought with a bottom line of financial gain is competitor automaker sabotage. I don't think that would be out of the realm.
But what if there is a less obvious financial gain?
What would that be?
To bolster our economy, which in the long run (one or two yrs) is going to pay off.
Four million repair jobs, and four million auto part repairs. Giving small businesses all over the country/world (repair shops, struggling dealerships) WORK that wasnt exactly flying in in the first place. Generating income and causing money movement in a bad economy.
Possible bail out money doled out in the near futire, by poor begging automakers who got their cars recalled.
Maybe others will chime in with their ideas too, but it seems fishy to me too, kiwi.