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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 11:51 PM
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I've owned American cars and 'foreign' cars. After today, I will only own Michigan cars....
Meaning cars that are made or sold in Michigan. And I'm not talking Toyota and the rest. If the rest of this country is willing to dump on Michigan...I'm perfectly willing to return the favor. So my next step is to investigate as many "southern" market selections as possible and bounce them off my economic list.

Sound silly? Probably is. Too hard to ferret out who makes what? Could be. Radical? Ok, I can live with that.

But if Michigan is going to continue to be abandoned by the Federal gov't, ignored by the federal gov' and totally destroyed by the southern senator shucksters in the south, I'll gladly return the favor in whatever way I can.

Buy local. Buy Michigan. Only.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 02:13 PM
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1. If it helps, I plan to do as much Christmas shopping as I can in Michigan
and I live in Seattle! It's easier to shop once I get there for the holidays, and I feel good about spending money earned in Washington in Michigan.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 05:03 PM
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2. And Michigan thanks you very much. As do the kids of Michigan who are really suffering these days.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:48 AM
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3. Don't let that stop you from bringing salmon and chocolate-covered cherries.
:evilgrin:

I always shop and eat at owner-operated businesses whenever I can. Locally owned and operated businesses return the most to the local economy.
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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 06:45 PM
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4. I got a lot of Michigan stuff this time.
Especially this place:

http://www.tassiersugarbush.com /

The maple rub and maple vinaigrette are kick-ass!





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dcsmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:44 PM
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5. i agree it is time to support unions
i agree 100%. i am from MICH. i buy only union made cars built here. i try to buy union made everything.
here are some good sites for union made links

http://www.shopunionmade.org /


http://www.unitehere.org/buyunion/index.php


here is a good site for union info and other progressive news

http://timetofight.tumblr.com /







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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 08:28 PM
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8. Thanks for the links!
:toast:
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 05:14 PM
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6. Saturn Outlook, built in Lansing, Michigan.
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Truth Teller Donating Member (479 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-08 12:28 PM
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7. Good post n/t
Edited on Wed Dec-24-08 12:28 PM by Truth Teller
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-08 12:00 PM
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9. What are some fuel efficient MI cars that are good in the snow?
It sucks that the most fuel efficient cars seem to come from other countries. I am in the market for a car right now.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 11:41 AM
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10. My Dodge Caliber is pretty good in the snow
And gets 30 mpg on the highway. Almost any Jeep product is great in snow; their smallest model is the Compass and has pretty good fuel efficiency too. Or you might look at the AWD Ford Escape Hybrid.
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