And so it goes on: more jokes based on the fall-out from the financial crisis. This one didn’t exactly make me laugh, but it did raise a smile. I particularly like the (very insightful) small-print.
You probably thought it was smart to buy a foreign import of superior quality, with better mileage and resale value. Maybe you even thought that years of market share loss might prod us into rethinking our process and redesigning our products with better quality in mind. But you forgot one thing: We spend a shitload of money on lobbyists. So now you’re out $25 billion, plus the cost of your Subaru. Maybe next time you’ll buy American like a real man. Either way, we’re cool.
Which I guess is a long way of saying that some people in the US aren’t happy about the money being spent to keep the big three car manufacturers afloat. As someone who readily admits to not understanding half of what’s happening (I’m really starting to wish I’d pay more attention in A Level Economics) I can’t really say whether it’s a good thing or not, though I tend to think that in some ways paying to keep people in jobs is better than paying them dole.
But then I guess the US doesn’t really do the dole.
Whatever, I reckon that come 2010 we’ll all be needing cars, as most of the world will look like this.