I work in the automotive industry (In Detroit). Its a dirty industry and a rough one at that. Laura made a valid point. Toyota is moving many of its assembly plants into the United States. All while Ford and General Motors move production to Mexico, Canada, and now even over seas to China/ Korea/ Japan. Your not buying "American Made" your just buying from an American Company. The vast majority of components in GM/ Ford and DCX vehicles (the "American" companies) come from Foreign sources. Where as the "Domestic Imports" (new term for Asian companies producing in US) are using parts produced in North America. So what do you want to buy, from an American Company which produces in a foreign country, or a Foreign Company which produces in America (providing Jobs to Americans)??? Just flip a coin. The buy American thing is quickly becoming BS since its nearly impossible to define what exactly that means now.
Take for example the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox I bought my wife the week it was released. Her father (GM loyal employee) pushed for buying GM since it was American.However when I pointed out that the Engine was build in China, put on a boat where the boat then picked up the transmission which was built/ assembled in Japan, went to California where it was Railroaded to Canada for vehicle assembly (many parts coming out of Mexico). Now what is really American about that?
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