Not sure how representative this poll is but I think rather than a bailout for the auto makers a better solution would of been for the government to offer a 5K to 10K rebate to each individual that purchases a new car in the coming year.
A bailout for the automakers will mean nothing if they do not have buyers and with the economy in the toilet I don't see the buyers out there. That being said I think this bailout will be the first of many or we will still have to have a controlled Chapter 11.
Next poll question: True or False - The Vindy hunts with live ammunition.
Reply to buckeye.
There are people (even in (Mahoning County) that will have no problem buying a new car in 2009. Now I agree that the number will be less than in the past. My thought was aimed toward the others that are feeling secure in their job (even in Mahoning County) and the rebate may help them make their decision to buy. Does anybody honestly thing Detroit is capable of fixing themselves other than trying to buy time and future handouts. Does anyone understand my logic or am I wasting my time???
Buy or don't buy - you're watching an industry go the way of steel, TV, shoes, textiles, rubber, tooling, and on and on......We cannot buy our way out of this mess. Action is needed to start to reverse the long lived cause of the mess (except for greed). Imports without proper and fair duty is not fair trade. It is free trade - free access to the largest buying market on the globe. Look at our market and us buyers simply as a huge flea market. Let those who want to bring thier wares to our "flea market" - pay to set up. Remember, before income tax, that is how the federal government supported itself. Those good old days you hear about. Without the return of some of those old solid good paying jobs, we will never return to a way of living that we saw in the 50's and 60's. Not a popular idea (to importers), but it must be done or the next generation is doomed to an ever decreasing standard of living.
Obama is going to give all of us a voucher good for a car of your choice as his economic stimulus package unfolds. :) The bad news is his five dollars per gallon gas tax to pay for it. :(
Was in the Showroom last week and told by the salesman; yes, you can get one heck of a deal on a straight-out deal, but if you've got a trade-in, you'll get nothing for it.
We took our daughter to a dealer last week, traded in an upside down loan, got Blue Book value, also $5000 off sticker, and drove home with equity on the new car. Had to do some shopping on the Net, but Now is the time to buy! If you find the right dealer, THEY ARE DEALING!
reply to tugboat
wat the heck is that saposed to meen
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