From The Box

Email of the week.

Larry in Washington State:  I can’t say enough to agree with you. However, I do believe we need to bail out the Auto makers with many requirements attached. The biggest mistake was giving Bush and Paulson a blank check for 700 billion to hand out to the Insurance giants, like AIG, and the big banks.

Bailing out them  did nothing for the economy or the little guy. Banks still aren’t loaning, not one foreclosure has been prevented because of the bank bail outs and who really cares if the Insurance Giants go bankrupt. Getting Insurance companies to pay out anything to the little guy is like trying to hold onto a wet ice cube for as long as you can.

Oh well, I let myself get going again. But… yes I blame the Bush administration along with Cheney and the previous Republican dominated congress for all of this mess. It astounded  me when Bush was elected for a second term.

k7noo in Nevada wrote:

Did you see Bush’s little snicker this morning on the news about, I haven’t made my mind up yet about the auto makers, he in my opinion with others had multitudes to do with this mess and won’t lift a finger to do anything about it, oh, unless your a bank, what an a hole, we need that idiot out now, not a month from now. I am so irritated I can hardly see straight, and the news media keeps feeding the story further degrading the US auto makers.  (????)

Another from the Northwest wrote:

Ford, Chrysler and  GM’s contributions after 9/11  An interesting commentary…You might  find this of interest:

CNN Headline News did a short news listing  regarding Ford and GM’s contributions to the relief and recovery efforts in New York and Washington.  The findings are as follows…..

1. Ford- $10 million  to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number  plus 10 Excursions to NY Fire Dept. The company also offered ER response team services and office  space to displaced government employees.

2. GM- $10 million  to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number and a fleet of vans, suv’s, and trucks.

3. Daimler  Chrysler- $10 million to support of the children and victims of the Sept. 11 attack.

4.  Harley  Davidson motorcycles- $1 million and 30 new motorcycles to the New York Police Dept.

5.  Volkswagen-Employees  and management created a Sept 11 Foundation, funded initial with $2 million, for the assistance of the children and victims of the WTC.

6.  Hyundai- $300,000 to the American Red Cross.

7. Audi-Nothing.

8.  BMW-Nothing.

9.  Daewoo- Nothing.

10.  Fiat-Nothing.

11.  Honda- Nothing despite boasting of second best sales month ever in August 2001

12.  Isuzu- Nothing.

13. Mitsubishi-Nothing.

14. Nissan-Nothing.

15. Porsche-Nothing. Press release with condolences via the Porsche website.

16. Subaru- Nothing.

17.  Suzuki-  Nothing.

18. Toyota-Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and August 2001.
Condolences posted on the website.

Whenever the time may  be for you to purchase or lease a new vehicle, keep this information in mind. You might want to give more consideration to a car manufactured by an American-owned and /or American based company.

Apart from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car companies contributed nothing at all to the citizens of the United States

It’s OK for these companies to take money out of this country, but it is apparently not acceptable to return some in a time of crisis. I believe we should not  forget things like this.

Say thank you in a way that gets their attention.

Thanks to all of you who offered up your opinion and sharing it with the rest of us.