The Big Three requesting a bailout has been on the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. As a disclaimer, my wife is the Controller for Coast Cadillac in Long Beach, CA and I spoke to all GM dealers in 2005.
However, there has to be a firm voice of reason. There has to be a balanced message and most of the articles I’ve seen get it wrong. It’s as though most journalists are delighted that there is so much to write about. And it’s negative. How great for them, how bad for you and me.
Mr. Jackson’s’ are the best comments I’ve seen because it does a good job of focusing on what the Big Three have done right in the past few years.
Dear Editor (all of you):
“As I watch the coverage of the fate of the U.S. auto industry, one alarming and frustrating fact hits me right between the eyes. The fate of our nation’s economic survival is in the hands of some congressmen who are completely out of touch and act without knowledge of an industry that affects almost every person in our nation. The same lack of knowledge is shared with many journalists whom are irresponsible when influencing the opinion of millions of viewers.
Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama has doomed the industry, calling it a dinosaur. No Mr. Shelby, you are the dinosaur, with ideas stuck in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. You and the uninformed journalist and senators that hold onto myths that are not relevant in today’s world.
When you say that the Big Three build vehicles nobody wants to buy, you must have overlooked that GM outsold Toyota by about 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. and Ford outsold Honda by 850,000 and Nissan by 1.2 million in the U.S. GM was the world’s No. 1 automaker beating Toyota by 3,000 units.