For Twin Cities auto dealers, 'a quiet crisis'

  • Article by: H.J. CUMMINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 11, 2008 - 9:33 PM

Local dealerships are waiting for word from lawmakers on the fate of the carmakers that fill their lots with vehicles.

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markc1Dec. 11, 08 9:57 PM

MORE REPUBLICAN HARD TIMES.

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markc1Dec. 11, 08 9:59 PM

MORE REPUBLICAN HARD TIMES!

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RipAndersonDec. 11, 0810:29 PM

One big problem was continuing to build cars that FILL all those huge lots with cars people don't want to buy.

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RipAndersonDec. 11, 0810:43 PM

Were the union members who refused to cut their pay to "ONLY" $48 per hour -- $99,840 per year for a 40-hour week -- which killed the deal "BUSH VOTERS"

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ExtramanDec. 11, 0811:19 PM

typical, like arguing with a teenager. Makes no sense.

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lithrayDec. 12, 08 2:38 AM

I hate buying a car and detest salesman normally. But they have a right to make a living along with the rest of the employees there. No one I know wants to buy a car right now. Waiting things out to see what happens.

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keithgDec. 12, 08 2:44 AM

THIS IS RALLY GETTING UGLY. THE WHOLE WORLD IS GOING IN THE TOILET.I DIDN'T VOTE FOR THAT IDIOT. ENJOY TEXAS GEORGE AT YOUR NEW ESTATE. THANKS FOR RUINING OUR LIVES.

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the_vfoxDec. 12, 08 4:02 AM

and manufactures will have to get over it. The cost have to be competitive in the industry, and right now the big three cost are almost 30 dollars an hour more in wages and benefits with the legacy cost.

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qualtroughDec. 12, 08 5:00 AM

Yes, by all means, let's kill off some of the last factory jobs paying livable wages with decent benefits. If we don't, how are we going to compete with countries where workers are paid less than $5 a day and no benefits? Former president Reagan must be turning over in his grave knowing that there are still some jobs for working stiffs that pay decent wages. I think we should be striving towards a workplace where factory and service workers only make minimum wage. That would certainly boost our competitiveness. If our Republican representatives can achieve that it would be great. Heckuva job so far guys!!

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ORIOLE75Dec. 12, 08 5:41 AM

The Politicians aren't going to kill the Big Three, the public already has by not buying thier vehicles.

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