Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Secretary Solis: Watch Where You Park Your Car

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said yesterday that she was inspired to buy a Chevrolet Equinox "because of the pride she saw in American auto workers during trips to U.S. car and truck plants. She said that she was wowed by the pride they take making our automobiles here in America."  Whoops! Turns out the Equinox was built by proud Canadian auto workers

Just in case Secretary Solis decides to visit any more U.S. car and truck plants in the future and she happens to be driving her foreign-made Equinox, Ms. Solis better make sure not to visit any of the many local UAW offices near those plants.  Because many of them have signs like those above in Michigan and the Secretary's foreign-made auto could be towed. 

17 Comments:

At 8/31/2011 11:45 PM, Blogger jasperavenue said...

Do you forget there is a free trade agreement between our two countries. And perhaps lots of Canadians buy US make cars including our senior politicians.

 
At 9/01/2011 12:11 AM, OpenID American Delight said...

Why didn't she just buy a Chevy Malibu?

 
At 9/01/2011 1:13 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

Why didn't she just buy an American made Camry with higher American content than ether of them?

 
At 9/01/2011 6:11 AM, Blogger Larry said...

Do they also require that all their workers carry only American made cell phones, wear only American made and union produced work clothes and have only American grown food in their lunch pails?

 
At 9/01/2011 6:54 AM, Blogger Walt G. said...

The Labor Secretary can park her Equinox in any UAW lot in Flint. Vehicles made by Canadian UAW members will not be towed. "Foreign" will be defined by the leadership as non-union made.

I've checked about that towing policy and cannot find where any cars have ever been towed from UAW 659 over it. I think that sign is to intimidate our own members and/or send a symbolic message to the public. You cannot see the UAW 659 sign unless you are on private property or you have binoculars; however, I don't know about the other local's sign.

 
At 9/01/2011 6:56 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

Why didn't she just buy an American made Camry with higher American content than ether of them?

Because the defining characteristic of the ruling class, whether in the USSR or in the USSA, is extreme hypocrisy. They are unable to face themselves in the morning and perform their duties without massive amounts of it.

 
At 9/01/2011 8:35 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

"I've checked about that towing policy and cannot find where any cars have ever been towed from UAW 659 over it. "

somehow, i suspect this is due to successful intimidation, not tolerance.

would you park a 911 turbo in that lot walt?

 
At 9/01/2011 8:57 AM, Blogger Walt G. said...

I've seen Toyotas and Hondas over the years in that lot, but I don't worry about that kind of stuff. I have more problems with a no-gun policy myself.

The sign needs to go, but it is private property. and the majority seem to want it there. I suppose people can be stupid in their own house if they want to.

 
At 9/01/2011 9:04 AM, Blogger juandos said...

From Nick Gillespie at Reason: Is Your iPod Unpatriotic? Why America Shouldn't "Buy American"

 
At 9/01/2011 2:01 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"The Labor Secretary can park her Equinox in any UAW lot in Flint. "

I'm sure she'll be relieved to hear that! Has anyone told her?

 
At 9/01/2011 2:19 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"From Nick Gillespie at Reason: Is Your iPod Unpatriotic? Why America Shouldn't "Buy American""

Thanks, juandos, that's great.

 
At 9/01/2011 2:59 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Because the defining characteristic of the ruling class, whether in the USSR or in the USSA, is extreme hypocrisy. They are unable to face themselves in the morning and perform their duties without massive amounts of it."

I thought it was probably something like that. :) It's good to see our masters caught at such blatant hypocrisy on occasion.

 
At 9/01/2011 4:15 PM, Blogger Walt G. said...

"I'm sure she'll be relieved to hear that! Has anyone told her?"

We just told her. I'm sure she follows Carpe Diem. If she doesn't, she can call the union hall. I'm sure she either has the number or that she or her staff can find it.

 
At 9/01/2011 5:22 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"I'm sure she either has the number or that she or her staff can find it."

I'm sure she has it on speed dial, as she was instructed by her boss during her orientation.

 
At 9/02/2011 5:36 PM, Blogger anonymousme said...

Even if she made a misrake she has the right idea.
Grass roots Americans should bohcott imports
and keep the money and jobs here. Globalism can
go to Hell.

 
At 9/03/2011 2:29 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Even if she made a misrake she has the right idea.
Grass roots Americans should bohcott imports
and keep the money and jobs here. Globalism can
go to Hell.
"

Yeah, that's why I bought a Toyota Camry instead of that foreign made Ford Fusion or Chevy Impala.

 
At 9/03/2011 12:32 PM, Blogger count zero said...

Just as soon as thoseunion guys make a quality car for the same price as the imports, I will get in line. I have been waiting about 30 years now...

 

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