Calling it "economic and consumer patriotism," the mayor of Warren, Michigan wants to make it compulsory for city officials to buy American cars. Jim Fouts says that 15% of his fiscal budget depends on the auto industry, and the city's two most lucrative tax payers are General Motors and Chrysler. Therefore, in order to support the folks who support the town -- and in turn, take care of the taxpayer -- he's trying to expand the order he gave last year that required his appointees to Buy American.So, we wonder what he means by Buy American?
My Honda Goldwing was built in Marysville, OH. Ohio is certainly American.
My buddy's Mercedes-Benz was built in Alabama. Last time I looked, Alabama was in the USA.
Glock Pistols are made in Smyrna, GA. Georgia is still American.
Toyota makes vehicles in Mississippi, Texas, Indiana, Alabama, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Sounds like those are American states too.
Subaru has a plant in Indiana. They make Toyota Camrys there. Last time I looked, Indiana was American.
What the mayor means is that he wants his folks to buy Chrysler or GM vehicles. As for the rest of them, those are Americans building those things in America for Americans. Buy American meant something 40 years ago. Nowadays, it's code speak for Support the Unions.
The Mayor is full of crap. That's American, too.