Monday, November 17, 2008

No Auto Bailout

Here's the letter I just sent my congresswoman.

If you agree with me, feel free to use this letter and send it to your representative. Here's a link to find them:

Write Your Representative

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No Auto Bailout
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Dear Congresswoman Speier,

Thank you for your service to the 12th District all these years. I'm happy to say I just voted for you in the last election.

However, if you vote to bailout the automobile industry, I will not vote for you 2 years from now.

The automobile industry has failed America through short-sighted business practices. They've had 30 years to learn from the energy crisis of the late 1970's and did nothing. I cringe every time I see an American car commercial touting an MPG in the 20's as "good". My 1974 Volkswagen gets an MPG in the 20's. Are they honestly claiming they have made no advancements in fuel economy since then?

The automobile industry must be allowed to fail. Yes it will cost jobs, but in the long run, newer, smarter, and better automobile companies will emerge. The dead branches must be cut away in order for American ingenuity to blossom.

Don't let the American tax payer foot the bill for their mistakes. They have proven they cannot learn or adjust to the changes in their marketplace. They must be allowed to fail for America to move forward.

Best regards,
-Alan Goy

1 comment:

  1. I don't know much about the issue, actually, but what you've written here is pretty compelling.


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