The shear audacity coming from GM decision makers

Posted By on May 14, 2009

Chevy in ChinaAfter billions of American taxpayer dollars, concessions from labor and retirees, thousands of job losses, threats of bankruptcy and government nationalization of the company … management has the audacity to plan on importing Chinese-built vehicles in 2011 order “to save on manufacturing costs.” How can Americans who through all this considered supporting GM swallow this?

The way I see it, this is the icing on the cake. My raw response is to instead buy a Ford (or transplant for that matter)  if in order to support a U.S. carmaker that is at least trying to act halfway responsible.

General Motors plans to start importing Chinese-built vehicles into the U.S. in 2011, according to an outline the auto maker has submitted to members of the U.S. Congress.

GM currently manufacturers vehicles in China for sale in Asia. But the company plans for the first time to ship some of those vehicles to the U.S. to save on manufacturing costs.

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