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Old 03 Feb 2010, 11:22 am
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Default Re: protectionist b.s.

On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 07:17:45 -0800, jim beam <me@privacy.net> wrote:

>http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100203...20100203001517
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>"US chides Toyota over recall"
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>this is back-door protectionist political bullshit.
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>fact: ford, bmw, and others have all had throttle sensor problems, and
>in much greater numbers than toyota.
>
>fact: the media has all but ignored it.
>
>here we are, hot on the heels of political dismay at the unconsidered
>consequences of their ridiculous "cash for clunkers" program benefiting
>manufacturers of fuel efficient cars, not domestic gas guzzlers, being
>subjected to politically motivated hysterical xenophobia.
>
>fact: toyota sells better, more fuel efficient, safer, more reliable
>vehicles using american parts and american labor than domestics
>assembling their carp from the chinese componentry they import.
>
>if toyota needs to learn a lesson from this fiasco, it's that they need
>to show up in washington and hand over their lobbying cash like detroit
>does, not be politically naive and simply rely on selling superior product.




You were right to begin with .... b.s.
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