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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:16 PM
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As Wisconsin Struggles, Sen. Alberta Darling Invests Her Money in Japanese Automaker, Toyota
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:18 PM
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1. Hey, ask some of the people here at DU, they'll tell you that that's perfectly fine.(UNION YES, lol)
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:19 PM
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2. Hope she loses her shirt. n/t
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:22 PM
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3. Any investment in Japan after the devastating earthquakes and tsunami I am sure are welcome
The situation is still horrifying for a lot of folks there.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:28 PM
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4. We almost lost our auto industry just two years ago... they can use support too.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:30 PM
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5. Our auto industry doesn't matter b/c they hire stinky lazy union workers. Go Scab Labor! Go Japan!
:sarcasm:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:52 PM
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10. You know, they have been so anti-union I almost believe that would be the reason!
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:53 PM
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11. Whenever cars are discussed here they all rear their ugly heads and attempt to rationalize their
Toyotas/Hondas/Nissans/etc. made by scab labor.
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:30 PM
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6. (we're still on the hook for GM, you know)
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:34 PM
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7. yup...and the more people who buy their cars or stock the better it is for us...
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:39 PM
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9. During crisis they got support.
Many more Mexican-made and Canadian-made OHV trucks are on their way!
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:38 PM
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8. How much money? What type of investments?
The blog post was vague and offered no dollar amounts or types of investments. I followed the link to their "report" and it didn't offer any information either.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:28 AM
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12. Great. make that public in her district. Sink her. nt
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Sen. Walter Sobchak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:47 AM
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13. oh please...
I would love to know how many people here would flush their 401K down the toilet to make an ideological statement... the US automakers, including Ford remain unsustainable and insane investments for an individual investor.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:01 AM
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14. Elected US Officials would make a better statement investing pay from the US people in US business
Doesn't have to be GM, there are lots of American companies...

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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:58 AM
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15. Everybody knows how this works I assume?
That buying non-IPO stocks in any company is a trade between individuals that generates exactly zero for the company? Buying shares gives money to the person who owned them previously, and a bit to the broker in between, not Toyota. All buying shares means for anyone rational is that you think they will either appreciate in value or give you dividends at a higher rate than other investments would. If I bought shares in GM or Ford, the company would get zero support; same here.
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