Thursday, September 01, 2011

Sec of Labor Supports American Auto Industry, Buys Canadian

Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor for Barack Obama, traded in her big black limousine for a more environmentally friendly car, one that shows her support for the American auto worker. There's only one problem. The crossover SUV Chevrolet Equinox is Canadian built and assembled from Canadian parts.

US News & World Reports says Sec. Solis attended a media breakfast Aug. 31 hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. When asked why she bought he Chevy, Solis explained
"she was inspired to buy the Chevy because of the pride she saw in American auto workers during trips to U.S. car and truck plants. She said that she was wowed by "the pride that they take making our automobiles here in America."



US taxpayers spent $85.3 billion on auto company bailouts and when her office was notified that her "American-made" car was really Canadian, Labor spokeshole Carl Fillichio said,
"Modern automobile manufacturing is a global industry and General Motors is a company whose reach extends far beyond the boundaries of the United States. Cars assembled here in the U.S. are made from globally sourced parts, just as cars assembled in other countries utilize parts made in America. Not only is the Equinox the second fastest selling SUV in America—a good sign for the overall health of the U.S. auto industry—66 percent of its parts were made in America. That’s up from about 50 percent just a few years ago."
I'm feeling better about 2012 everyday.




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1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

Gah!

Canada's economy is not in need of a boost. Ours is!