Matthew 6:3

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  1. Grandy says:

    I grow increasingly dismayed with the new government. I am now less likely to buy an American car than before (not that I'm getting a car any time soon).

  2. Ken says:

    Yesterday I saw a car ahead of me with a license plate frame that said "be a loser — buy a foreign car."

    I wanted to pull next to the guy at the light and say, "Yeah, because winners buy shitty, substandard products from incompetently-run companies that have to be dragged kicking and screaming into every innovation, and which bend over for rapacious unions."

  3. Jack says:

    I can't tell if you are being wry and snarky with the "lucky or politically connected GM dealers" line, or if you buy into it. In a post that I otherwise completely agree with, I find that apparent acceptance jarring. I read The Corner on occasion, but there is little denying there partisan idenity, and doubly so for gatewaypundit, who gives up the game right off by using world net daily as theiir primary source. I'm not saying with certainty it didn't happen, but it sure looks like a lot of "fun with statistics" to me. Particularly gateways' map comparison of closed dealers to red counties.

  4. Patrick says:

    I don't trust statistics in politics Jack, but it isn't because I don't trust statistics. It's because I don't trust the government, no matter which gang is in charge. I'm paranoid.

    In any case, it's a tangent to the main point of the post, which is that this is horrible economic policy, a reward for failure. I'm glad to see we agree there.

  5. Grandy says:

    I walked into my highschool economics class on day one with a number of assumptions about how things should work, at the forefront "buy american!" I walked out of that class with a very different outlook on the world, thanks in no small part to the excellent teacher.

  6. Yeah, wasn't the whole point of capitalism letting things FAIL that could not compete in the market place? And wasn't the whole point of communism was to subsidise companies so that they could create jobs for the masses reguardless of how competitive they were or not? Is the USA now spelled CHINA because it sure seems to me that they have a much more capitalistic society than we have.