Wednesday, June 22, 2005

China Chevy to the levee

This Jim Hightower column,"Chevy's Revolting Revolution" caught my eye. I saw a version today in the Pocono Record.

...Check out Chevy's "Equinox," for example, a new SUV that's a central feature of the company's current star-spangled ad campaign. Chevrolet doesn't want you to know it, but there's not much that's American in the Equinox – it's assembled in Canada, its transmission is made in Japan, and – well, here's something revolutionary – its engine is made in China!

While General Motors has been shutting down its auto plants in Michigan, Maryland, and Ohio, it has been quietly investing more than a billion dollars in joint ventures with China's ruling elite to make cars and car parts there for export back here to the USA....

GM plans to layoff 25,000 workers in the U.S. by 2008 and blames the job loss on pension and health insurance costs. It looks like GM sees its future as being elswhere.

Now is not a good time to be an American who works.

Related Christian Science Monitor article

Made in China link

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