GM Factory Closings Means Less Jobs But More Trucks, Trucks, Trucks…

by Glenn R. Geist

I’ve just read that General Motors is closing factories and contemplating the end of the automobile as Ford has just announced. Trucks, trucks, trucks. My neighbors have parties and they look like a truck stop. Some of them have three or four trucks and two drivers.

They have huge, off-road vehicles that are too big and heavy to be used that way and they never are, but they have opulent interiors crammed with entertainment systems with more internet connectivity than Verizon. The highway is a river of trucks the size of barges and just as nimble and you can’t get there from here.

Soon, they won’t have much choice. More trucks, bigger trucks perhaps so that they can live in them when they lose their jobs in the new Trump economy. It will cost maybe ten or twenty thousand jobs – those things Trump promised to restore to the automobile industry when it still made automobiles.

We can add this to the list of “marvelous” things Trump has accomplished like a return to coal and national racism and universal cheap health care and simplified tax filing. Marvelous things like destroying nearly a decade of growth, a decade of better air and water and health and opportunity and security. He promised an end to the epidemic of mass shootings. He promised to appoint the best people. He promised transparency.

He promised a great number of things but all we got were these damned trucks.

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6 Responses to GM Factory Closings Means Less Jobs But More Trucks, Trucks, Trucks…

  1. Bill Formby Reply

    November 27, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Well, this is a part of Trump’s new world. Those things suck gas like a sink hole which helps their Arab buddies but will kill the average family. This is being set up much like the 1960’s and 1970’s. Everyone suddenly jumping into the huge gas guzzling vehicles and then the oil prices will jump due to some catastrophe in the Mideast. This is nothing more than setting Trump up to make hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars. He saw that there were limitations on how much he could gain by staying on the straight and narrow with our normal European Allies and how much could be gained by shunning them in favor of the Mideast, mainly the Saudi’s. At one of his rallies he was literally drooling while telling the crowd that the Saudi’s were making a billion dollars a day. That was a major incentive for him to tear up the Iran agreement because the Saudi’s did not like the idea of the Iranians becoming a respected country again. Trump’s entire presidency has been about his bottom line. At some point we can all hope that while he his skating on ice he hits the thin part and is sucked into the icy waters of the North Atlantic.

  2. Glenn Geist Reply

    November 27, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Some of it is part of the cultural change we’ve been undergoing for a while. I watched some Science channel show where the young, otherwise attractive female Harvard astrophysicist appeared with facial piercings and full-sleeve tattoos. This is a time when your mama really does wear army boots and drive a diesel and men show up in fancy restaurants in tank tops and flip flops and backwards hats.

    Young people (that’s defined as younger than me) don’t want cars, especially not sleek, shiny and fast. It’s about big, black, boxy and dirty. CEO of a 100 billion dollar corporation? You show up at work in a T shirt. You go to parties where everyone stands around poking at their phones.

    They don’t know about your Rocket 88. They don’t know about Maybelline and her Coupe de Ville. . .

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      November 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Even police departments use SUV’s as opposed to sedans, especially here in OHIO.

      • Glenn Geist Reply

        November 28, 2018 at 9:16 am

        Perhaps that’s because the cars they chase aren’t cars any more. The local Sheriff has a pro-stock Camaro you don’t want to see in your mirror if you’ve been a bad boy.

        And of course the General Lee weren’t no truck. . .

  3. Ron Reed Reply

    November 27, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Jerbs! Jerbs! Jerbs! Many thx to South Park.

  4. Timmy Mahoney Reply

    November 28, 2018 at 11:34 am

    These fuckers knew the risks as well when they went to work for GM. Car makers, and in particular GM, are notorious for closing plants and putting thousands out of work. That, and these people voted for Trump!! What can I say? Fuck ’em. Does that make me a bad person?

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