Mr. Mayor: How Do You Define "American-Made"?
My decision to strongly urge all Warren mayoral appointees to buy American-made vehicles was based on what I call "economic patriotism."
~Mayor Jim Fouts of Warren, MI, in today's Detroit Free Press
Dear Mr. Mayor:
What about these American-made vehicles produced by UAW workers in American factories for foreign car companies, do they count as "American-made" or not?
American-made UAW vehicles:
Isuzu i-Series Truck
Mazda B-series Truck
Mitsubishi Raider Truck
Toyota Tacoma Truck
What about these Canadian-made vehicles, produced by UAW brothers and sisters at factories in Canada, do they qualify as "American-Made"? Isn't Canada a foreign country?:
Canadian-made UAW vehicles:
Ford Crown Victoria
Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Grand Marquis
Pontiac Grand Prix
Update: What about the Chevy Aveo, which is built by Korean automaker Daewoo?
Update: What about the 2008 Honda Pilot and Honda Civics, built in the U.S. with higher domestic content (70%) than the 2008 Dodge Ram (68%)?