Dec 2nd 2010 8:33PM I am dad, and would be p*ssd if my wife or kids spent money on this overpriced junk.
Aug 18th 2010 9:54PM We can all complain about how things have become worse, but the airlines are filling up close to 90% of the seats they have, and the cost of flying is less than it had been years ago. And, the airlines are now making money -- something they did not do before.
If you want the airline experience of yesteryear, pay for first class -- get a meal, lots of room, first on and off the plane.
I still marvel at my ability to travel a couple thousand miles for $300 or $400 and do it in a matter of hours.
Jan 5th 2008 1:08PM For an average manufacturer, the profit percentage is less than 10%. So, for every dollar spent on a car, $.90 goes towards the manufacturing, selling and administrative costs. All of these can be local in nature.
I am coowner of a metal stamping manufacturer, and many of our customers are Japanese plants which are located in the U.S. These customers supply the U.S. plants of Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and believe it or not, GM, Ford and Chrysler.
The costs and logistics of bringing car parts over from Aisa is very expensive, and it is in the best interests of the car companies to buy domestically.