GM’s Report to the Nation

This week General Motors is asking for $16 billion more from the government. But take a trip back to a happier time, 1943, when General Motors could claim with a straight face that "Victory is Our Business!" From the New York Times, Apr 23, 1943:

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 18, 2009
     Category: Business

Don't get me started on this $800B porkfest! GM's doing a land office business in China. And maybe if the workers in Detroit didn't cost the company an average of $65 per hour ..... Arggggggg!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/18/09 at 09:29 AM
That's the problem right there. Haliburton & Lockheed Martin got all the good Gov't. contracts from this war. So to save Detriot, we should start another war, so we need more military vehicles, and GM, Ford & Chrysler can hire more people. Logically though, we need to invade someplace we can drive to. Canada should watch its back for a while.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 02/18/09 at 09:56 AM
Na, let's do Mexico. The beaches are better and we're already supporting 1/2 the population.

oops! Was that insensitive? :red:
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/18/09 at 10:52 AM
I hope your vehicles are winterized. If not, we've got until late April to prepare our defenses.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 02/18/09 at 11:36 AM
I figured global warming would take care of that, and I'm looking forward to large imports of maple syrup.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 02/18/09 at 11:42 AM
Why am I getting flashes of the movie <u>Canadian Bacon</u>?

Posted by DownCrisis on 02/18/09 at 11:59 AM
Well Expat, the $65/hour is a direct result of our pursuit of happiness. That figure has to include vacation time, sick time, worker's comp, ssc, 401K matching and whatever else we the workers demand in order to be happy (or as happy as we can be) with our jobs and life in general. Sorry but I'm not willing to give those things up just yet.

I know my company charges $55 hour for my work, not that I make that.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/18/09 at 12:09 PM
I understand, Maxx, some jobs should make some serious $$s but running an electric screwdriver on an assembly line just doesn't, quite, meet my expectations.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/18/09 at 12:48 PM
downcrisis lol!
expat it's about time we send a few thousand people to mexico that they don't want there!
kingmonkey would you like to be a sympathiser? i'm sure we can find a place for you in the transitional government! 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/18/09 at 09:52 PM
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