The Global Automaker
With the economic crisis of late, all auto manufacturers have realized the need for a more global partnership. What this will mean is that even foreign automakers that have plants in the US will hire American workers who pay taxes. In turn, plants based outside of the US that do build American cars will be staffed with American workers who will work alongside the natives of varying countries bringing in more needed dollars.
Because there are more American workers who produce cars than any other company in the world, it really does make a difference to buy American. States in the US where cars are manufactured are almost void of foreign cars. For example, Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohio are just a few.
On how buying American made cars helps the American economy, with both General Motors and Chrysler-Fiat closing dealerships, the prices of American made cars will become more competitive from dealership to dealership and manufacturer to manufacturer.
While buying an American made car may have been your grandparent’s standard, it should become yours as well – especially with new technology, innovation, white-collar level cutbacks, and some of the strongest unions anywhere in the world.
The next time you’re car-shopping, obtain US financing, find out what the percentage of the car is made in America, and take some test drives. Don’t automatically assume that buying foreign is better. While the wealthy may love their German imports, middle class Americans need to realize that the reason they may lose a job or see massive layoffs at US automakers is because they simply aren’t supporting an American made product.