What does Alec Baldwin know about Detroit or autos? From the Huffington Post

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What does Alec know about Detroit or From the Huffington Post:

I was growing up, some kids of owning cars like a Am, Camaro, Firebird, Corvette, or GTO. Stock or tricked owning one of the fastest street that American automakers out was a dream come true. were for the West Coast.

ruled the road on Long in the1960’s and 70’s.

Back in the middle class neighborhood I grew up, foreign cars for foreigners. As fuel economy to become an issue, NOBODY in my gave a thought to buying a car. Nobody.

OPEC appeared and gas shortages and went. You went Ford, Chrysler. That was it. I have a that it was like that in American middle class back then.

The fact we have arrived where are now is painful. Americans, who are being to invest billions upon of dollars in US automakers and their futures, have already investing in those companies, their better interests, for Now Chrysler is dead, GM is on critical support and Ford has cancer but may it.

What do you care?


The heads of these corporations did not the last thirty years in bed each night, sleepless. did not turn their spouses in the wee and say, How do I serve the automotive of the American public and better their health and safety AND them conserve energy? never said that.

they spent billions of attempting to bribe the Congress to putting in seat belts and air installing catalytic converters and more ambitious fuel standards. For the most part, succeeded. Congress approached issues with the same of sentiment, fealty and fear Detroit’s customers accepted. It was to be bad for Detroit. Little did we know falling for that bull for so was what was bad for Detroit.

Now, the American automotive once the industrial pride of country and a source of so many paying jobs that the economic fortunes of millions of in assembly, parts, dealerships and is about to go away.

What do you

I feel horribly for every man and woman who will suffer as the of this heartbreaking turn of I was the voice of Chevy Tahoe TV for five years in the early I drove a Tahoe then and it.

Now, I drive a Prius.

owned Mercs, Chevys, and Jeeps. I’m in the market for a new car I’ll probably get a hybrid a Japanese company, manufactured at a factory in the American South. the excellent recent article in the New by Peter Boyer about the the Big Three and the UAW took to get here.) like to buy an American car, but feel like a fool that now.

The leadership of the automakers made sure of

There can be only one legitimate to this crisis. Let energy and fuel efficiency rule the Let the carmakers go under. In the same way we subsidized Big Oil by destabilizing the governments of rich countries, or outright them, we have subsidized long enough.

Just as every barrel of oil is because we do not factor in that of the defense budget that bring that oil to market, so we undervalued our government’s, and therefore complicity in producing cars not only were inferior, but Detroit itself right off a

From the ashes of such innovation, hard work, design and extraordinary branding-as-myth-making, have better cars.

the ashes of arrogance, greed and cowardice, let’s have cars.

Until then, pull the

What absolute short-sightedness regards to the auto industry. The Post just struck out of my reading list. Who lets guy write this garbage?

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