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General Motors must ‘suck it up’


Friday, July 20, 2018 3:33PM
General Motors must ‘suck it up’

To the editor:

On April 20, 2014 Reuters reported that U.S. tax payers lost $11,200,000,000 out of the 2009, $50B General Motors bailout.

Scare mongering GM isn’t claiming that it is rethinking ways to design luxury cars like BMWs, Mercedes, Lexus, or Infinitis, nor pondering why Toyota’s Camry is “America’s most popular sedan” - and not the Chevy Impala.

GM must “suck it up,” making desirable design and engineering changes, while protecting existing jobs instead of forecasting layoffs.

GM relies heavily on foreign suppliers to produce components for U S assembly lines. US parts suppliers will likely expand to meet future market demands. Of course - there will disruptions in GM’s parts supply chain while new factories are being built stateside.

Do U S consumers have the fortitude, to endure major price increases two years or three until production changeovers occur ? U S car buyers must choose: “buy American” or “make America weak again.”

T.J. Carney

Dublin