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BoycottAlabamaNow.COM ???

December 13, 2008
Harold Poole
12/13/2008

First, a note to my Michigan friends. I love you guys, but c’mon now. Get real.

If you or any of your acquaintanances are auto workers, first, congratulations, you have most probably been over paid in the past, and now it’s time to move on to greener pastures. I don’t despise you for getting those huge salaries. On the contrary, I’m envious. But all good things must come to an end at some point in time.

Now let’s see. You’ve been earning a lot of money over the last few years so I would assume you should have a hefty nest egg.

What’s that you say, “No”? Why not? Spend too lavishly? Credit cards maxed out?

Welcome to life as a middle class American, loosing financial ground every day!

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A curious little website (http://boycottalabamanow.com/) has sprung up in Michigan to protest Alabama Senator Richard Shelby’s non-support for Michigan’s “Big 3” automakers’ bailout.

It’s very interesting that the owner/operator of this site would blame Sen. Shelby and the citizens of the great state of Alabama for not supporting Michigan’s economy. By their juvenile reasoning, ALL “true” Americans should buy gas guzzling, expensive, inferior automobiles and trucks to support Michigan’s over paid union workers. If you have a mediocre income, you should feel patriotic by purchasing one of their vehicles and filling up the tank instead of your family’s stomachs, or in lieu of neccessary medical treatment. Just so long as the greedy auto workers get their stomachs and fuel tanks full.

Ridiculous, isn’t it? Maybe Alabama (and other states) should continue to follow the “free market” solutions and put Michigan in foreclosure!

Boycott Michigan!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2008 8:48 am

    The Big 3 automakers have made improvements in quality to surpass the quality of the foreign car companies, they also have more fuel efficient cars than the foreign companies, however, their cost model is higher than the foreign companies, this is due to UAW wages, health care costs and retirement pensions. It is time that these costs be reduced so that the cost of the Big 3 cars is competitive with the foreign companies. The bridge loan is absolutely needed with accountability.
    PS. Mr. Shelby is un-American!!

    • Harold permalink*
      December 15, 2008 9:59 am

      There is NOTHING “un-American” about Sen. Shelby in respect to his vote on the “Big-3 bailout”.

      Just as it was unconstitutional to bail out Wall St., it is equally unconstitutional to allow a federal bail out of private companies, i.e. the auto companies.

      Sen. Shelby and others asked that UAW concessions be made part of the bailout, but the UAW refused to agree to anything binding.

      Therefore, the U.S. Senate finally got one right!

      ALL private companies should be required to adhere to “free market principles”. If they are successful, they would ensure their success by keeping their employees satisfied and continuing to improve their product.

      On the other hand, if they are failing to keep up with their competitors, they should cut costs or develop new technology. If these steps fail, they should file bankruptcy or cease to exist.

      But, in NO way, should the American taxpayer contribute to the paychecks of auto workers, Wall St. consultants, state employees (outside of their own state), or ANY other scam.
      And, rest assured, it’s just that – a scam!

  2. Harold permalink*
    December 14, 2008 6:48 pm

    If mine is a “Redneck mentality“, then yours can only be classified as “Socialist“!

    I admit, I went along naively with the concensus who said, “Buy American“. Unfortunately, with the majority of the kudos going to the UAW (NOT the workers), there is a significant more “American” in the cars & trucks coming out of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and other Southern states, than what is in those so-called “produced” in Detroit!

    So I guess “Buy American” really means “Buy Nissan, Honda, Toyota, VW, etc.

    As for your “you people” comment, consider this:

    I buy my vegetables at a particular store for many years and I begin to notice dirt, insects and mold on the product when I get it home. I talk to the produce manager and the store manager. Next time I go shopping, I notice the exact same thing on even less available produce. Once again, I talk with the respective managers who inform me they are sorry but can’t change the supplier.

    I WILL NEVER SHOP IN THAT STORE AGAIN!

    The UAW priced their workers right out of the market! And I for one do NOT approve of ANY bailout – whether it be Wall St., Detroit automakers, states that provide illegal assistance to illegal aliens, federal assistance to foreign countries that use that money to influence our government, etc.

    The U.S. Constitution, free market ideology, and REALfree” trade (NOT the BS agreements currently on the books which have destroyed our economy) are the ONLY tools necessary to restore our Republic!

  3. Larry permalink
    December 14, 2008 1:02 pm

    This sounds like a Redneck mentality. When the foreign auto makers run into this problem, let’s see if your laid-off people down there, are offered unemployment benefits from Japan. You people drove GM, Ford and Chrysler products for years. Now the heck with them, right?

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