Skip to comments.Santorum Drives His ‘Made in America’ Message Just So Far
Posted on 02/16/2012 6:42:26 PM PST by deek69
Rick Santorums tax returns suggest his support for American manufacturing hasnt always extended to his own automobile purchases. His 2008 return shows that Mr. Santorum and his wife, Karen, listed a German car an Audi A6 among their business equipment. The car was placed in service on April 1, 2008, and was driven 11,850 miles that year, more than 6,000 of them for business purposes.
His personal business returns for 2009 and 2010 show that he still had a vehicle that was placed in service on April 1, 2008, suggesting that he still owned the Audi.
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And this is newsworthy how?
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So I’m supposed to care that he drives a German car now too?
The leftward slide of conservatives continues.
Newt could always be his wing man.
When an American auto company makes an all wheel drive luxury sedan that compares with the Audi A6, maybe Rick will buy one. And me too, for that matter.
My first though, so f ing what? My second thought is good for him, refusing to drive american after what obama did is arguably patriotic. Final thought, when the media makes a big deal about this for dim’s MAYBE I will give a $#!&.
One of my three cars actually is American-made.
I have an old VW made in Belgium; a newer VW made in Puebla, México; and finally a Honda, made in Alabama, USA!
Newt Gingrich drives a Mercedes S65 AMG...
I knew it!! Secretly, he's a Nazi!. He's EEEEEE-VIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLL!
is the /Sarcasm tag even necessary?
Yeah, hot stuff when compared to Dear Leader’s two books....love to see somebody detail his cruddy attitude toward certain parts of the American people and to America in particular....disgraceful!
Folks, in this day and age it’s nearly impossible to purchase a car made in the United States. It’s a real question of percentages when you buy a Chevy, Ford, or any other supposedly American vehicle.
Parts, components, electronics, chips, lights, and more of these vehicles are sourced from overseas.
Okay, so Santorum bought a car with 13 to 27% less American parts than some American model. Wow! String him up.
Actually, Newt owns a Cadillac Escalade. When he was Speaker, he had a ‘67 Mustang. His first car was a ‘62 Plymouth Barracuda.
democrat Obama has put a mountain of debt on all of us( 6 trillion more), has sent all our jobs and factories to China, has let in millions of illegals, grown the government. borrowing trillions more from China instead of cutting now will make the U.S. collapse 1000X worse than Greece. Obama , democrats and the media are liars because Obama has failed
We need to get our economy going again, and those who are struggling the most is the great middle of America that has seen their manufacturing jobs flow to India and China. We must reverse course by rebuilding the engine that drove America as a world power.
That sounds good to me . What’s wrong with what Santorum says?
Can we blame Mitt, he had to find SOMETHING to hit Rick with.
Hey, it’s just an Audi afterall. Considering the depreciation the POS has already undergone, we should feel sorry for him.
“When an American auto company makes an all wheel drive luxury sedan that compares with the Audi A6, maybe Rick will buy one. And me too, for that matter.”
My A6 is a quattro, but I think Rick’s is the base fwd model, based on the reported price.
The closest American brands include a Cadillac CTS awd, and a Taurus awd. Both pretty good, but cost almost as much as the Audi.
Audi outsells BMW and Mercedes in Germany, which is home to these sophisticated vehicles.
Like my Audi a lot, but my next car will be for better mileage and lower price.
Maybe we’ll get a good small displacement diesel or two made in the USA, if they hope to compete better.
The Volt is the answer to the question nobody was asking.
LOL, yes I suppose so.