Do You Know Which Foreign Country Is Getting Your American Dollars?

When You Buy A Product From A Foreign OWNED Company That Is What Is Happening To YOUR Money! Sure, maybe the product is made in America, but the profit from your purchase is going back to the Foreign Country that OWNS the company. Americans are sending Billions of their hard earned dollars to Foreign Countries so those Foreign Countries can help their people, not Americans!

When are these Foreign Companies going to start dictating to Americans like the oil countries are doing now. Think about it, why are you helping Foreign Countries and not American companies? Is this really in your best interest in the long run? The simple answer is NO!

You have the power in your checkbook to determine who is benefiting from the purchases we make as consumers every day. The Time For Action Is NOW! Roger Simmermaker's "How Americans Can Buy American" is a good read and an excellent way to take action now.

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Where Your Car is Made?

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Listed below are 137 automobiles, where they are made, the ownership of the automaker, and whether they are made with union or non-union labor. If you look through the entire list, you will notice that most foreign-owned automakers use non-union labor. But regardless of how you may feel about the labor movement in general, the fact remains that foreign automakers producing in the U.S. predominantly assemble their automobiles in low-wage states like Alabama and Kentucky, where American-owned automakers (Ford and General Motors) predominantly produce in high-wage union states like Michigan.

This author has nothing against any state in our great country. We are all part of America and deserve jobs just like anyone else. The point I am trying to make is that this is one of many relatively unknown facts that give foreign-owned automakers huge cost advantages over American-owned automakers. Consider the following:

In 1997, the state of Alabama granted huge subsidies to Mercedes in exchange for a plant that would employ 1,500 people. What were the details of this huge incentive package? $300 million in tax breaks, $253 million in direct incentives, $60 million in Alabama taxpayer money to send fellow Alabamans to Germany for training, and a promise to buy 2,500 of the new Mercedes SUV’s at $30,000 each. Based on just the initial $300 million grant alone, those 1,500 jobs will cost Alabama taxpayers $200,000 per job. Apparently Alabama, not Mercedes, will be paying those salaries for years to come. With deals like these, it’s no wonder foreign automakers have stepped up production in the U.S. We’ll even pay their workers’ salaries for them!

In 1987, Toyota constructed an auto plant on part of the 1,500 acres of free land given to them in Georgetown, Kentucky. The auto plant was built by a Japanese steel company using Japanese steel. The U.S. government granted a “special trade zone” so that Toyota could import auto parts from Japan duty-free. Financing was handled by Mitsui Bank of Japan. Total federal and state grants and incentives exceeded $100 million. These subsidies, of course, were courtesy of your tax dollars.

Tennessee gave Nissan $11,000 per job for their Smyrna plant built in 1980. South Carolina coughed up $79,000 per job to convince Germany’s BMW to build their plant in Spartanburg in 1992. Were you aware that our government was using your money to create jobs? Or are these merely job announcements where you and I foot the bill? Job announcements do make for great rhetoric for state governors’ re-election campaigns. How many years will it take a factory worker in Alabama to pay back the $200,000+ in tax money that the government gave away? A conservative answer would be “several.”

This is not to say that American companies are not granted incentives to build plants here. The most recent is $100 million in incentives for Cadillac to build their next plant in Michigan. It is my opinion that we should not be imitating the Third World by using public money to bid for jobs. But when given the choice between foreign investment (Toyota, Mercedes, Nissan) and American investment (General Motors and Ford), American investment is much better for America.

The deal Alabama gave Mercedes makes the deal Michigan gave GM seem rather frugal. The point here is that these huge incentives that are offered to foreign companies are rarely offered to our own companies here at home. Such incentives allow foreign companies to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in costs per automobile. And American companies acquire more of their parts from domestic sources, so more jobs are created in the automotive parts industry in America.

America needs more American investment, not more foreign investment.
-- Roger Simmermaker

Automobile Database
Model Assembly Location Union/non-Union Company Ownership
Hummer United States Union Made AM General American
LeSabre United States Union Made Buick/General Motors American
Century Canada Union Made Buick/General Motors American
Regal Canada Union Made Buick/General Motors American
Park Avenue United States Union Made Buick/General Motors American
DeVille United States Union Made Cadillac/General Motors American
Eldorado United States Union Made Cadillac/General Motors American
Seville United States Union Made Cadillac/General Motors American
Escalade United States Union Made Cadillac/General Motors American
Catera Germany unclear Cadillac/General Motors American
Cavalier United States/Mexico Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Camaro Canada Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Corvette United States Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Impala Canada Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Lumina Canada Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Malibu United States Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Monte Carlo Canada Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Prizm United States Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Envoy United States Union Made GMC/General Motors American
Jimmy United States Union Made GMC/General Motors American
Safari United States Union Made GMC/General Motors American
Savana United States Union Made GMC/General Motors American
Sierra Pickup United States/Canada Union Made GMC/General Motors American
Sonoma Pickup United States Union Made GMC/General Motors American
Yukon XL United States/Mexico Union Made GMC/General Motors American
Yukon/Denali United States Union Made GMC/General Motors American
Astro United States Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Avalanche Mexico unclear Chevrolet/General Motors American
Blazer/Trailblazer United States Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Express United States Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
S-10 Pickup United States Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Silverado/Chevy Pickup United States/Canada/Mexico Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Suburban United States/Mexico Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Tahoe United States/Mexico Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Tracker United States/Canada Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Venture United States Union Made Chevrolet/General Motors American
Econoline/Club Wagon United States Union Made Ford American
Escape United States Union Made Ford American
Excursion United States Union Made Ford American
Explorer United States Union Made Ford American
Explorer Sport Trac United States Union Made Ford American
Expedition United States Union Made Ford American
F-Series Pickup United States/Canada/Mexico Union Made Ford American
Ranger United States Union Made Ford American
Windstar Canada Union Made Ford American
Contour United States/Mexico Union Made Ford American
Crown Victoria Canada Union Made Ford American
Escort Mexico unclear Ford American
Focus United States/Mexico Union Made Ford American
Mustang United States Union Made Ford American
Taurus United States Union Made Ford American
Thunderbird United States Union Made Ford American
Continental United States Union Made Lincoln/Ford American
LS United States Union Made Lincoln/Ford American
Town Car United States Union Made Lincoln/Ford American
Blackwood United States Union Made Lincoln/Ford American
Navigator United States Union Made Lincoln/Ford American
Cougar United States Union Made Mercury/Ford American
Grand Marquis Canada Union Made Mercury/Ford American
Mystique United States/Mexico Union Made Mercury/Ford American
Sable United States Union Made Mercury/Ford American
Mountaineer United States Union Made Mercury/Ford American
Villager United States Union Made Mercury/Ford American
Alero United States Union Made Oldsmobile/General Motors American
Aurora United States Union Made Oldsmobile/General Motors American
Intrigue United States Union Made Oldsmobile/General Motors American
Bravada United States Union Made Oldsmobile/General Motors American
Silhouette United States Union Made Oldsmobile/General Motors American
Bonneville United States Union Made Pontiac/General Motors American
Firebird Canada Union Made Pontiac/General Motors American
Grand Am United States Union Made Pontiac/General Motors American
Grand Prix United States Union Made Pontiac/General Motors American
Sunfire United States/Mexico Union Made Pontiac/General Motors American
Aztek Mexico unclear Pontiac/General Motors American
Montana United States Union Made Pontiac/General Motors American
Trans Sport United States Union Made Pontiac/General Motors American
EV1 United States Union Made Saturn/General Motors American
Saturn LS United States Union Made Saturn/General Motors American
Saturn S United States Union Made Saturn/General Motors American
Avenger United States Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Intrepid Canada Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Neon United States Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Stratus United States Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Viper United States Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Caravan/Grand Caravan United States/Canada Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Dakota United States Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Durango United States Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Ram Pickup United States/Mexico Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Ram Van/Wagon Canada Union Made Dodge/DaimlerChrysler Germany
300M Canada Union Made Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Cirrus United States Union Made Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Concorde Canada Union Made Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler Germany
LHS Canada Union Made Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Prowler United States Union Made Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Sebring Coupe/Sedan United States Union Made Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Sebring Convertible United States/Mexico Union Made Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Town & Country United States/Canada Union Made Chrysler/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Cherokee United States Union Made Jeep/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Grand Cherokee United States Union Made Jeep/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Wrangler United States Union Made Jeep/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Breeze United States Union Made Plymouth/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Neon United States Union Made Plymouth/DaimlerChrysler Germany
PT Cruiser Mexico unclear Plymouth/DaimlerChrysler Germany
Voyager/Grand Voyager United States/Canada Union Made Plymouth/DaimlerChrysler Germany
X5 Utility United States Non-Union Made BMW Germany
Amigo United States Non-Union Made Isuzu Japan
Hombre Pickup United States Union Made Isuzu Japan
Rodeo United States Non-Union Made Isuzu Japan
Accord United States/Mexico/Japan Non-Union Made Honda Japan
Acura CL United States Non-Union Made Honda Japan
Acura TL United States Non-Union Made Honda Japan
Acura MD-X United States/Canada Non-Union Made Honda Japan
Civic United States/Canada/Japan Non-Union Made Honda Japan
Odyssey United States/Canada Non-Union Made Honda Japan
Passport United States Non-Union Made Honda Japan
626 United States Union Made Mazda Japan
B-Series Pickup United States Union Made Mazda Japan
Tribute Utility United States Union Made Mazda Japan
M-Class Utility United States Non-Union Made Mercedes/DaimlerChrylser Germany
Eclipse United States Union Made Mitsubishi Japan
Galant United States Union Made Mitsubishi Japan
Altima United States Non-Union Made Nissan Japan
Sentra Mexico unclear Nissan Japan
Frontier Pickup United States Non-Union Made Nissan Japan
Quest United States Union Made Nissan Japan
Xterra United States Non-Union Made Nissan Japan
Legacy/Outback United States Non-Union Made Subaru Japan
Swift Canada Union Made Suzuki Japan
Vitara Canada/Japan Union Made (Canada) Suzuki Japan
Avalon United States Non-Union Made Toyota Japan
Camry United States/Japan Non-Union Made Toyota Japan
Solara Canada Non-Union Made Toyota Japan
Corolla United States/Canada Union(U.S.)
/Non-Union(Canada)
Toyota Japan
Sequoia United States Non-Union Made Toyota Japan
Sienna United States Non-Union Made Toyota Japan
Tundra Pickup United States Non-Union Made Toyota Japan
Tacoma Pickup United States Union Made Toyota Japan

Note:These listings are part of over 16,000 brand name
products and services in the second edition of
How Americans Can Buy American:
The Power of Consumer Patriotism
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