More American auto workers are facing layoffs as General Motors says it is going to shut down its plant in Shreveport, Louisiana next week. Also Toyota has announced that it might be shutting down several of its plants in the United States, and it is reported that Ford and Chrysler may follow suit. So what is the problem? Are the employees making too much money? Are their retirement packages too generous and their medical benefits too extravagant?
No, that is not it at all. The fact is it beginning to look, more and more every day, like the United States cannot build an automobile without components imported from Japan. So there you go there is the proof for all of you out there still denying that our industrial base has been shipped out of this country.
Anyway, you would think that as America has made Japan rich in allowing them to process our natural resources into useable components that we buy from them they would, considering the circumstances, move their manufacturing to the United States and put some of our people back to work who lost their jobs as a result of outsourcing.
Not a chance. The fact is they are making accommodations to move their production to Mexico, which in the long run will allow them to make even more money from our natural resources. If you look at the big view the U.S. worker is being treated on the world stage with the same contempt as the 99er.
Those still working and maintaining a position in the middle class are holding the trump card for our redemption.
I drive an old 1978 Dodge pickup as it is the only thing I have left. This being said I tell you I can keep it running for another year at least. If everyone still working would refuse to buy any more new vehicles until all components for American made vehicles are being manufactured and produced in the U.S. we could solve the problem of jobs forthwith.
These actions by Japan and our government’s complacency can be considered nothing short of economic treason. We 99ers must spread the news of this outrage across this nation like a wildfire and ask our family, friends, and fellow citizens to start a boycott. I think it is a small thing to ask our fellow citizens to simply refrain from buying a new car. If they are not willing to do so, we must realize that they are a part of the problem rather than the solution.
Considering what the 99ers have been through, for our fellow citizens to refuse to help us in this small way should be unthinkable. And for the middle class out there, if you do not help us now you neglect to do so at your own detriment, because no matter what you think, the rich corporate elite are diligently doing everything they can, every day to see you dispossessed and enslaved.
We 99ers are just the first casualties. Unless you act and act now, you are next.
God bless this Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.
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