August 18, 2009
Congrats to you UAW Thug Advocates: First new Fiats to be built in Mexico! How does that bailout taste now?
By John Galt
August 18, 2009
From Business Week:
Posted by: David Welch on August 17
Critics of Detroit’s carmakers could play a real game of gotcha with Chrysler. News reports today say the company will build the Fiat 500 subcompact at Chrysler’s plant in Toluca, Mexico, which builds the Chrysler PT Cruiser and Dodge Journey. Since Fiat owns 20% of Chrysler, the Italians can call the shots. Critics of the auto industry bailout and the government’s 8% ownership stake in Chrysler might say that we spent a few billion dollars to save Chrysler and guarantee Mexican jobs. But build that car here and the same critics could say that the government and the United Auto Workers, which owns 55% of Chrysler, swayed management to keep the jobs in the U.S.
This is what you get when you let union thugs take over a company using a socialist adminstration as their proxy. The idiots thought they could order Fiat, a semi-private foreign company, to do their bidding. Instead they are avoiding the U.S. trap and playing the Chrysler employees and unions as the whores they are. You got your government largess and the only thing you have to show for it thus far are Americans like myself who will NEVER purchase a UAW assembled new vehicle ever again because I refuse to finance this administration and its thug supporters.
Enjoy your bailout America. You’re getting exactly what you deserve: