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Old 02-10-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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GM to cut 10,000 salaried jobs . . .

NEW YORK (AP) -- General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will cut 10,000 salaried jobs, citing the need to restructure itself with a government deadline looming and amid some of the worst sales in the auto industry's history.

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
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This is sad. I really think they should give tax breaks for buying American cars and not letting this stimulus plan also go towards foriegn cars. We really need to start making stuff in America and keeping the money in America.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
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This is sad. I really think they should give tax breaks for buying American cars and not letting this stimulus plan also go towards foriegn cars. We really need to start making stuff in America and keeping the money in America.



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Old 02-10-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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Well, as I understand it, at least the Stimulus plan (at the moment) has legislation in it that will allow new car buyers (like me with my new Cammie!!) deduct the interest from the car loan on my taxes for the life of the loan. I hope that tid bit stays in there but we'll see. I agree though. We seemed to have become a country of services and that's it. You're right, we need to broaden the scope and begin to make things again. You can't survive on services alone...
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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I hope my father didn't lose his job... Though he was in the meeting yesterday with Wagoner and the financial people to discuss this whole mess, so he should be relatively safe for now.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:55 AM   #6
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This is precisely what happens when you let the government get involved in private business. These layoffs are part of what they promised to Congress in order to show viability to the federal government as a result of the bailout they were asking for. And they are probably a part of what is required just to stay afloat.

Secondly, some foreign cars are also made in America. They provide jobs and livelihood for thousands maybe hundreds of thousands of Americans. Yes we do need to start building more in America and keeping more in America. But ask yourself what is the main reason we are loosing mfg jobs. I would say it is largely the result of unions driving up the cost of labor. Leading to people making 30.00 per hour for a 15 dollar per hour job.


Lastly, anyone thinking this is a stimulus bill, should do a little research. This is government spending like you have never seen, and our kids and grand kids will be paying for it.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:55 AM   #7
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I hope my father didn't lose his job... Though he was in the meeting yesterday with Wagoner and the financial people to discuss this whole mess, so he should be relatively safe for now.
here's hoping.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:01 PM   #8
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Hopefully GM pulls through. It seems cool that the Camaro save the world in Transformers, and It would be even Cooler to see Camaro to save GM in real life.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:02 PM   #9
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I remember when Regan said there was too MUCH Government involvment in things. How times have changed.

Wait, is this considered POLITICAL???
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:22 PM   #10
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Yea I think it is, but Regan was right!
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:57 PM   #11
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Our GDP is down from 80% to 20% over the last 40 yrs. Buy American is all good, but theres less and less American to buy. We are all becoming assimilated and resistance is futile.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:52 PM   #12
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This is precisely what happens when you let the government get involved in private business. These layoffs are part of what they promised to Congress in order to show viability to the federal government as a result of the bailout they were asking for. And they are probably a part of what is required just to stay afloat.

Secondly, some foreign cars are also made in America. They provide jobs and livelihood for thousands maybe hundreds of thousands of Americans. Yes we do need to start building more in America and keeping more in America. But ask yourself what is the main reason we are loosing mfg jobs. I would say it is largely the result of unions driving up the cost of labor. Leading to people making 30.00 per hour for a 15 dollar per hour job.


Lastly, anyone thinking this is a stimulus bill, should do a little research. This is government spending like you have never seen, and our kids and grand kids will be paying for it.
It would be nice to come to camaro site to get away from all polical debates. 24/7 everywhere! Oh well, guess that would be in a perfect world.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:23 PM   #13
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Man I hope GM stays around long enough for you guys to get your camaros.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:26 PM   #14
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this sux-i still beleave the world is coming to an end and the antichrist just might be here
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:28 PM   #15
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #16
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This is sad. I really think they should give tax breaks for buying American cars and not letting this stimulus plan also go towards foriegn cars. We really need to start making stuff in America and keeping the money in America.
I think the thing everyone should realize is that this is a global recession. You cant expect to think that the US can only depend on itself to get passed this recession. Everything is connected. If things dont get better everywhere its not going to get better period. The US is so gung ho on protectionism, that their blindness is going to worsen this recession by causing trade wars. And with US importing a majority of its goods I dont think they can afford to do such a stupid mistake. We(the world) have to work together on this to get passed this or this is going to be the "greatest depression"
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:26 PM   #17
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So whats the big surprise. They are restructuring, jobs are at risk. I hope you were all expecting this....
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:57 PM   #18
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I used sovereign bank to finance one of my cars, Got a letter from them stating they were bought by Spain's Banco Santander. Just a heads to those who are getting their financing ready for their camaros. Make sure your bank and the head office is in the U.S. so the tarp money or any stimulus money stays in the country. Sorry if off topic
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