Trade is by its very nature a reciprocal activity. Not surprisingly, the United States’ top nine trading partners, established by adding both exports to them to imports received from them, are also in the top 15 of export and of import viewed separately. These countries are (arranged by total trade volume) Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, South Korea, France, and Taiwan.
Emphasis mine. Source here.
Just some more proof that it’s better if we buy our cars from US auto companies, even if they use parts from – or are assembled – in our fellow NAFTA countries. We share bigger trade ties with Canada and Mexico than any other country.
So long, Toyota. I’ll stick with GM and Ford.
I can’t wait for you dumb troglodytes (no offense, Lance) to say I’m a Big Labor supporter. As if! It’s a lesser of two evils – Korean/Japanese workers? Or a bunch of American labor workers who, half the time, are in a union only because of pushy leaders or dumb non-right-to-work states?
Exactly. Get on the winning side – being pro-American cars but fiercely against pro-labor laws and the feds remaining in control of GM. Otherwise, Jimmy Hoffa Jr. will win over the public opinion.
My previous pieces on this sort of issue are here (which was a response to Smitty’s evil post), as well as here.
Mitt isn’t on Detroit’s side, so you’d better be.
Posted by Alberto Pardo on April 9, 2012