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Nov 13th 2008 7:42PM Not sure what turnip truck you fell off of but the impact globally of GM going under is staggering. I do agree the CEO's need to disappear along with a lot of the other useless people they have on staff. People can complain about legacy costs but if we had a country that recognized the fact the health insurance, and a pension are a human right, not a privelege instead of the millions of dollars that go to the upper end of management in terms of their golden parachutes, etc., this would not be a problem. NO ONE on your end ever talks about their incompetence, but they are rewarded for it. We only have to look at this wall street debacle of the last few months. The people who worked on the lower end had no say in how these cars were built. NONE.
And to all of you who disparage unions, the company who has one, earned it!
We have owned nothing but GM and Ford. We get good mileage, and we have had no major issues with any of them these past 30 years plus other than change the oil etc. My '03 chev Impala gets 32 to 34 miles a gallon, the '02 Buick Lesabre 30 to 32 MPG. Both of these I can fit 5 to 6 people in. The '04 Silverado Diesel Duramax gets up to 24 mpg and seats 5, we tow a 32 foot 2 slide out trailer with it and it is the most awesome truck!
We are American, and we buy American, and they have served us well.
Maybe our priorities are need to be that we should look at employment, health insurance, employment, pensions, a livable, sustainable wage are a human rights issue, not just by luck.
The only apologies for this mess we are in need to be made by those in charge, then march them off to prison!
Oct 15th 2008 8:00PM use the sense God gave you! The market has been going down. Do you not think that everything else is going too? A paltry 1.5% and we have mass hysteria to the tune of 700 points. Wall Street is rediculous. There is no rhyme nor reason for any of their knee-jerk reaction to anything, in the last 5 to 6 months. One indicator, does not always create a common-sense connection to events, and that is what has been happening in the market. If news is good, I expect the market to go up. Bad news, market down. 1.5 percent decline in retail in relation to everything else that has been going on and we have a 700 point loss, and needs to be put into context!
Wallstreet needs to get a grip!
Maybe you should not have the job you have as you struggled at "connect the dots"!
Apr 22nd 2008 10:22PM consumers will loose on this one, especially if you have to utilize a hub carrier. Our fares area already out of sight, in this area with few specials. To drive to a major hub is prohibitive as it is 6 to 8 hours. Our fares are close to what it costs to fly to Europe in some instances. Rural areas that built some of these companies with federal funding years back are now pricing travelers out of the market.
Jan 21st 2008 8:30PM Of course he is too old. My aunt was a die-hard republican at 70 sharp as a tack until her passing 22 years later and she said Reagan was too old. She was living it. We more than likely spent some part of the last years of Reagan with some questionable thought processes going on. No. Too old. All you have to do is look at G. W. Bush. He like Reagan spent a great deal of time on vacation with the presidency on auto-pilot. Look at his picture when he took office, and look at it now. He is probably one of the most disengaged presidents, (other term is clueless) that we have had in all-time memory. He hasn't done anything and look at what the office has done to him. TOO OLD.
Oct 27th 2006 12:16PM When we purchased our diesel truck in Oct. 2003 the price of diesel was at 1.47. Gas was a 1.80
Heating oil was in demand in Oct. '03 same as it is in'06.
Why is it in '06 we are paying 2.64 for diesel and 2.29 for gas??????????? Why is this inversion in pricing taken place. No one comments on it at all. Have they shifted the pricing to keep more people happy. This is all our goods, farming, busing, flights etc. are all using diesel/kerosene. Who is watching this??????????? I have never seen this question raised or these facts commented on. Thank you
Mar 30th 2006 8:08AM If they sell their Duramax portion of the business for heavy duty trucks they are crazy. Not sure what this company is thinking. All kinds of new model introductions which is not cheap then they get rid of their core business. If they sell the Duramax line with this..../..
GM has had some very serious decision making as a consumer. Buick LeSabre, Olds 88. They killed these cars which were getting 30 miles to a gallon and you drove in comfort and safety. All kinds of new product intros and the only exciting one is the Pontiac two-seater. What are they thinking?!