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LD wrote:

I see. So the limits of your rhetorical abilities are "DAGS" and name calling.
You _are_ the weakest link. G'bye. <plonk>
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You Reap what you Sow, "shithead"!

And you are also a Coward!

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And where the parts were made. My son's Firebird was built in the U.S., but an awful lot of the individual parts are stamped "Made in Canada".
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I once had two GM Olds Sierras, one made in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada and one made in Georgia, USA, the city I don't remember. While they were basically the same design, there were significant differences in the construction. The Canadian car lasted for about 10 years while the Georgia car was nothing but trouble, transmission had to be replaced, I was on the third rack and pinion steering, it would stall going over every speed bump plus other problems.
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THIS!
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on 6/15/2009 3:16 AM (ET) Alan Petrillo wrote the following:

My Nissan hardbody was made in Smyrna, Tennessee. My old 1976 Ford Elite was made in Canada. All Ford Crown Victorias have been made in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada since 1992.

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willshak wrote:

Just a little aside to all those who complain about creeping "socialism". From what I understand Canada has much stronger protections for workers, AND national health care, yet our great American auto manufacturers find it cheaper to build cars and parts in Canada than here in the good ol' "free-market" United States.
Maybe, just maybe, to achieve living conditions that benefit more people rather than a few at the top, it's worthwhile to consider ways of running a society that virtually every other industrialized country has adopted.
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scritch wrote:

It costs GM $1,200 per vehicle less to build cars in Canada than in the U.S. because they don't have the cost of an employee health plan. However everything has to be paid for, and the monthly health insurance fee Canadians pay only covers a tiny fraction of their govt.-run provincial health insurance expenditures. So guess who gets to pick up the difference? That's right, the taxpayer. Unfortunately there's never enough tax money fill the gap, so the quality of health care in Canada has been declining for some time. In 2005 a lawsuit by a guy who had been waiting over a year for hip-replacement surgery went all the way to their supreme court which ruled that prohibiting people from going outside the govt. system was unconstitutional given that life-threatening delays in diagnosis and treatment had become widespread.

Sure, the U.S. health insurance companies manage to absorb a quarter of all the money they take in for administrative overhead, double what the govt. insurance plans in Canada consume internally. Ten percent of what Americans with insurance pay is "shifted" by the health care industry to cover their costs when they have to treat uninsured patients, aside from billions more in tax dollars. And one in six Americans has no health insurance. The U.S. system (or lack of a system) is a shambles, but just copying the Canadian system is probably not the solution.
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Ever heard of the Auto Pact between the US and Canada?
<http://www.canadianeconomy.gc.ca/English/economy/1965canada_us_auto_pac t.html>
It's only been around since 1965...
"The Auto Pact eliminated trade tariffs between the two countries and created a single North American manufacturing market. Tariffs between the two countries were eliminated on cars, trucks, buses, tires and automotive parts. The single market allowed Chrysler, Ford and General Motors to rationalize production in Canada and the United States and form a single integrated production and marketing system."
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Sorry, should have read "between 1965 and 1996"
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They find it cheaper, because the workers are Subsidized by Canadian Taxpayers.
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Bullshit.
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Bullshit.
=====================================================Who pays their Health Care?
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Yeh but get this - the workers /are/ the taxpayers!
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Stuart wrote:

Yep. Like the chap who had the equivalent of a perpetual motion business:
Cat/mice farming.
He'd feed the mice to the cats and the cat carcasses to the mice. In between, he'd harvest the cat fur.
Admittedly, in this metaphor, I'm not sure who the worker or tax-payer is.
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wrote:

Durn right.
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Your Problem.
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wrote:

Get this, the auto workers are not the Only taxpayers!
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wrote:

To a lesser extent than the Americans at this point in time.
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