Chart Of The Day: Domestic Content Edition
These are the ten vehicles that NHTSA says are made from 90 percent domestically-produced components [via cars.com]. Notice a common thread there? Yes, the correct answer is Ford involvement, but according to cars.com, the task of crowning a “king of domestic content” isn’t as simple as NHTSA’s number.
D_c_weber on Mar 09, 2011
We need a domestic content label for products sold in this country. The content should be based on the % of dollars that go to USA citizen's versus the % of dollars that go to non-USA citizens. It doesn't matter that a Ford Fusion is built in Mexico. What matters is that for every dollar that is spent on a Fusion, $0.90 goes to USA citizens. Even though some Mexican's put togetehr the final product, that doesn't make it a Mexican vehicle. Same with a Honda Civic. Sure a few thousand dollars goes to some laborers in Marysville, OH. But, follow the money. All of the profit, engineering, and most parts go to Japanese citizens. I have good froiends that are Japanese. But, when it comes to patriotic duty, balancing the trade deficit comes before the cheapest price and it comes before friends. Afterall, my grandchildren will be the peons to the Chinese and Japanese and Koreans if we don't buy USA today.
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