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GM to move car manufacturing to China
Fox News Channel | 5/31/09

Posted on 05/31/2009 8:39:20 AM PDT by pabianice

Edited on 05/31/2009 9:11:01 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Congressman McCotter was interviewed this morning on FOX regarding the GM pre-programmed bankruptcy. I was interested that learn that GM car manufacturing will be moved to China, where impressive vehicles like Le Car! will be made and then shipped-back to the US for purchase by reluctant consumers. McCotter noted that not only is this bankruptcy a gift to the UAW, but also a victory for the EnviroNazis who will at last force Americans to buy the small, dangerous, lawnmowers-with-4- seats they have demanded for years.



TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: agenda; automakers; backstabbers; betrayal; bho44; bhochina; cessna; china; generalmotors; manufacturing; obamaregime; obamunism; second100days; sellout; socialistblitzkrieg; traitors; uaw
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1 posted on 05/31/2009 8:39:20 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

UAW will be setting up there too, I suppose.


2 posted on 05/31/2009 8:41:16 AM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: pabianice; All

Hey UAW HA HA!!!!


3 posted on 05/31/2009 8:42:11 AM PDT by KevinDavis (http://governorpalin4president.blogspot.com/)
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To: pabianice

This is outrageous that they are going to move manufacturing to China. What then, was the purpose of the bailout? I mistakenly thought that they wanted to try to save these companies and the American-based jobs that were attached to these companies. What’s the point of subsidizing the companies for them to do more manufacturing overseas? I thought Obama was against companies moving overseas? What the heck????????

I guess I don’t understand the nuances of the Obama policies.


4 posted on 05/31/2009 8:42:28 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Steely Tom

I hope they do! Then they’ll see what happens when they come up against a government that actually has a backbone.


5 posted on 05/31/2009 8:43:05 AM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: pabianice

Seems fair. China owns us anyway, might as well move our auto manufacturing over there too.


6 posted on 05/31/2009 8:43:45 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: pabianice
And of course the “evil” corporation and Capitalism will catch all of the blame....the attack on our way of life continues
7 posted on 05/31/2009 8:43:49 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Only thing I can think of that it would be pay back for China to keep buying our treasuries.....
8 posted on 05/31/2009 8:45:46 AM PDT by cmsgop (Another proud graduate of the Larry Storch school of posting)
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To: Steely Tom
UAW will be setting up there too, I suppose.

No, the Chicoms would axe-murder them. No room for competing marxist organizations.

That's probably why GM would go there.

9 posted on 05/31/2009 8:46:54 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: pabianice
If they move manufacturing of GM (bailed out with my tax dollars) to China, I will never buy another GM vehicle as long as I live. Ever.

Chrysler? Since they're drinking the obama kool-aide too...

This could be the best thing to ever happened to Ford.

10 posted on 05/31/2009 8:47:51 AM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego
This is outrageous that they are going to move manufacturing to China. What then, was the purpose of the bailout? I mistakenly thought that they wanted to try to save these companies and the American-based jobs that were attached to these companies.

This could be one of the things they're going to dangle to get the Chinese to stop their threats over the inflation that's coming.

The UAW isn't going to run GM. They can't run anything except an extortion racket.

They'll just the pieces to China. They'll ship the plants off to the People's Republic.

Of course that'll leave a whole lot of union half-wits out of work, but hey, that's life in the big city. The printing presses will crank up. Bush and the Republicans will get 100% of the blame. Most of the brain-deads will believe.

11 posted on 05/31/2009 8:48:52 AM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What then, was the purpose of the bailout?

..to launder 40 billion dollars of tax payers money...much like a drug cartel would

12 posted on 05/31/2009 8:49:13 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: pabianice

I thought Obama-lama-ding-dong was going to take a hard stance against out-sourcing. Yet another flip-flop.


13 posted on 05/31/2009 8:50:19 AM PDT by Outland (Ping me when the revolution starts.)
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To: Steely Tom

The union wants a buy out.

pump and dump the stock to protect the union bosses.


14 posted on 05/31/2009 8:50:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What then, was the purpose of the bailout?


Exactly. It looks like we threw billions of dollars down the drain. Of course it will be less expensive to manufacture in China, because they won’t have to comply with the EPA standards as we do. So, fine. And I guess the retired UAW members will continue to receive payments. But how does this help our existing workforce? In Michigan we’re already at around 13% unemployment. What a nightmare.


15 posted on 05/31/2009 8:51:35 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar
This could be the best thing to ever happened to Ford.

Why?

Ford will have to earn their profits while GM and Chrysler will be taxpayer funded with money on demand.

16 posted on 05/31/2009 8:51:50 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: pabianice

I wonder if some capitalist will stockpile real SUVs and trucks so that he can market them to people like me? I suspect that, like the “rehab-and-resell” real estate business has always been successful, a “rehab-and-resell” SUV/truck business might do well in the future.


17 posted on 05/31/2009 8:53:00 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“What then, was the purpose of the bailout?”

To Give the DEMOCRAT PARTY defacto economic control of 13 of America’s top 25 corporations, silly! (SO FAR)

After the Cap-n-trade Energy Tax, “Free” Gub-ment run Healthcare, and the growth of government, the DEMOCRATIC PARTY will have control of almost 70% of the US Economy!

FASCISM has arrived! CHANGE!


19 posted on 05/31/2009 8:53:56 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: ElayneJ
It looks like we threw billions of dollars down the drain.

I sure hope we learned our lessen and never let that happen but only this one time. /s

20 posted on 05/31/2009 8:54:26 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

lesson...


21 posted on 05/31/2009 8:54:46 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar
"If they move manufacturing of GM (bailed out with my tax dollars) to China, I will never buy another GM vehicle as long as I live. Ever."

Just on principle, I will not purchase a Government Motors product (includes Frigidaire).  I will not buy a Chrysler product either.  I will not buy anything from a state-run company since I am effectively being forced to pay for their products anyway.

GM, Chrysler the UAW and Obama can go to hell.

22 posted on 05/31/2009 8:54:50 AM PDT by Outland (Ping me when the revolution starts.)
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To: pabianice

Very different from how NBC portrayed this situation this morning. “Nothing to see here, move along, everything’s fine - well, a few people might lose their jobs but basically everything’s still the same [big smiles]” - I’m inaccurately paraphrasing sarcastically but you get the drift.

We in Ohio know better - they needn’t have aired such drivel here.


23 posted on 05/31/2009 8:55:58 AM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: Outland

I agree completely!


24 posted on 05/31/2009 8:56:31 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar

“This could be the best thing to ever happened to Ford.”

In the Old America, yes. But in the New Amerika they will be punished - you wait and see.


25 posted on 05/31/2009 8:57:32 AM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: pabianice
This article is a little short on detail and I think people are reacting to something that's designed to be inflammatory. I hate what's happening what GM as much as anyone but the company is not going to move all manufacturing to China. They are going to increase overseas production of cars sold in the U.S. , but let's get real here folks.
26 posted on 05/31/2009 8:57:44 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: pabianice
The UAW will own approx. 40% of the reorganized GM. But since manufacturing will be in China, how does that help workers here?

Workers of the world, UNITE! Cast off your chains and become CAPITALISTS!

The irony is so thick you can cut it with a knife...

Regards,
GtG

27 posted on 05/31/2009 8:59:18 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: pabianice

My next car will be a Ford.


28 posted on 05/31/2009 9:00:25 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: pabianice

http://www.moneymorning.com/2009/05/18/general-motors-china/

GM is already in China in a big way........ It is one of their larger sales markets [151,084 vehicles in April, 09].

GM products are imported now:
Chev Aveo-Pontiac G3 — South Korea
Pontiac G8 — Austrialia
Saturn Astra — Belgium
Saturn Vue — Mexico


29 posted on 05/31/2009 9:00:50 AM PDT by deport
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To: pabianice

I’m glad to hear our $20 Billion has gone to a worthy cause.


30 posted on 05/31/2009 9:01:24 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: pabianice
...EnviroNazis who will at lastforce Americans to buy the small, dangerous, lawnmowers-with-4- seats they have demanded for years.

As long as there's one other car company in the world to buy from - we won't be "forced". Buh bye GM...

31 posted on 05/31/2009 9:01:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (To a community organizer, every citizen looks like a victim entitled to someone else's money-Philbin)
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To: Little Pig

Germany can always file an ancilary chapter 15 claim.


32 posted on 05/31/2009 9:03:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Little Pig

“An element of the company’s shift from hulking SUVs to more gas-sipping microcars”

Cars that AMERICANS WILL NOT BUY...

We’ve seen how all this works, before.

GM builds Vega’s and Metros that they can’t make any money selling. In just a year or two, Government Motors will be back to the Fed for more cash.


33 posted on 05/31/2009 9:04:16 AM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: Steely Tom
UAW will be setting up there too, I suppose.

Already a union there. It's called the Chinese Communist Party.

34 posted on 05/31/2009 9:04:35 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: pabianice

“Made in China” ping!


35 posted on 05/31/2009 9:04:53 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SoCal Pubbie
This article is a little short on detail and I think people are reacting to something that's designed to be inflammatory. I hate what's happening what GM as much as anyone but the company is not going to move all manufacturing to China. They are going to increase overseas production of cars sold in the U.S. , but let's get real here folks.

I think you have it nailed.........

Imports to begin in 2011 of some 17,000 units ramped up to 50,000 by 2014..... Not exactly the entire output of GM sales in the US.

36 posted on 05/31/2009 9:04:58 AM PDT by deport
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To: JavaJumpy

My guess is that the administration will deny Ford access to parts suppliers that gov. will eventually own. Realize that the big three are mostly assembly operations, parts supply chain is very large and fragile to just-in-time operations.


37 posted on 05/31/2009 9:05:08 AM PDT by RS_Rider
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

HA!

Clever, that.


38 posted on 05/31/2009 9:05:10 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Obama isn’t deciding anything. China decided this for him.


39 posted on 05/31/2009 9:05:43 AM PDT by oblomov (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - Mencken)
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To: JavaJumpy

In the Old America, yes. But in the New Amerika they will be punished - you wait and see.


I think this helps to explain obama’s “success.” The rules really have changed/are changing, and Americans are still thinking like Americans. We believe contracts are binding, we believe our government looks out for our country’s best interests, etc., when in fact these things aren’t necessarily true any more. It’s a wild west ruthless kind of atmosphere now and most of us are still thinking in “oh that could never happen here” terms. IMO, of course.


40 posted on 05/31/2009 9:05:52 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Steely Tom
>>>UAW will be setting up there too, I suppose.<<<

When "Card Check" passes Congress, the UAW will be running an organization that mirrors China as far as democratic principles and voter rights.

No need to set up in China - they are creating "China" here!

41 posted on 05/31/2009 9:07:26 AM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
I’m glad to hear our $20 Billion has gone to a worthy cause.

That would be our young children and grandchildren's $20 billion. We'll only pay some interest.

42 posted on 05/31/2009 9:08:07 AM PDT by Will88
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To: pabianice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lle3ALeI4qE
1954 GM video
43 posted on 05/31/2009 9:11:48 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: deport

Just a question here - business and econ are not my strong suites - If “le car” is being made in China, and our EPA is demanding tougher emission compliance, the market will grow for le car, causing China’s manufacturing to grow, while US manufacturing will slow down. It will be costly to refit facilities to make le car here, while China is already set up for it. Right? Won’t most mfg ultimately be done there, even if it’s not written into the plan today? Like I said, just asking, cause I really don’t know how to think about this.


44 posted on 05/31/2009 9:12:03 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: pabianice

I drive a Toyota made in Kentucky.


45 posted on 05/31/2009 9:13:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: pabianice
The UAW will own approx. 40% of the reorganized GM. But since manufacturing will be in China, how does that help workers here?

It would be very interesting to know what percentage of GM vehicles sold in the US will actually be produced here after this latest reorganization.

But this just one more step toward making Toyota and Honda the most American of auto companies.

I'll sure never own another GM or Chrysler product. Ford, Toyota or Honda.

46 posted on 05/31/2009 9:14:08 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Don’t tell me that you are surprised. Honestly I can’t blame them


47 posted on 05/31/2009 9:14:25 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Bad Ass Mistake America)
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To: deport

Funny! Ford manufactures cars in the US. Hyundai and Honda and others built plants in the US and actually manufactures cars here. And they are actually sold here in the US.

Now, Chrysler and GM must now must manufacture over seas and import them. That might add to the cost to the consumer a little when they are sold here.

I wonder how many of us will be buying foreign made vehicles when we do have vehicle made here? And quite a few actually run better.

I do remember reading that the truck lines (Dodge, GMAC? and Ford) were doing well in the US. Wonder what will happen to Dodge and GMAC?


48 posted on 05/31/2009 9:16:54 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Steely Tom
No, they will move the production to China and we (tax payers) will still be on the hook to pay all of the salaries, retirement and benefits to the unions here in the states. We will just remove that onerous work requirement, that was just too much to expect anyway. Get with the program.
49 posted on 05/31/2009 9:17:50 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I guess I don’t understand the nuances of the Obama policies.

Simple. The purpose of the bailout was to destroy the capitalistic form of industry in America. . This simple minded sick nitwit is a communists and is following Venezuela's pattern.

50 posted on 05/31/2009 9:18:24 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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