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The Plan

Now this has been incorrectly attributed to Robin Williams, the fact is the no one really knows who wrote this, except for the last statement, which is a genuine Robin Williams quote.  Bottom line is, doesn’t matter who came up with it, the sentiment is excellent!!

Robin Williams, wearing a shirt that says 'I love New York ' in Arabic

Robin Williams, wearing a shirt that says 'I love New York ' in Arabic

The Plan

‘I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here’s one plan.’

  • ‘The US will apologize to the world for our ‘interference’ in their affairs, past & present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Tojo, Noriega, Milosevic, Hussein, and the rest of those ‘good ‘ole’ boys’, we will never ‘interfere’ again.
  • We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany , South Korea , the Middle East , and the Philippines They don’t want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No one allowed sneaking through holes in the fence.
  • All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave.  We’ll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of whom or where they are. They’re illegal!!! France will welcome them. Read the rest of this entry

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A parking lot

I have a different approach to bailing out the American auto makers. While Obama’s administration is busy throwing good money after bad, the big three are still laying off folks and those that are lucky enough to retain employment are hard at work making vehicles that no one can afford to buy, therefore they will sit in the parking lots of auto dealers who will dust them off weekly.

I propose rather than throwing billions at the big three auto makers, the Obama administration issues vouchers to each American family. Limit one per family.

This would be beneficial in a multitude of ways.  First and foremost, the vehicles being made would not sit in a dealership parking lot they would be “sold” to the American public and dealerships would be reimbursed by Uncle Sam once presented for payment.

It would also be beneficial in that many energy inefficient autos would be off of the roads, replaced by fuel efficient, green vehicles.

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BUY AMERICAN

John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6am.

While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).

He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today.

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