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Aug 5, 2010
@Roger_the_intern: You'll get no complaint from me. Having just recently purchased a nearly new Camry, I voted my agreement with my dollars. I think most of us who follow Dilbert understand that the pathetic management practices that Scott Adams documents so well are a plague on most all of American industry AND the government. Well-run companies/organizations, unfortunately, are the exception.
And I added to your already positive up-ranking.
 
 
Aug 4, 2010
No idea about the american auto industry, dsom8. I quit buying theircrap after 2004. I was shocked at how overpriced and unreliable that Chevy really was...
It's a shame really, just how far down the tubes american industry has gone. But I guess it is hard to take pride in your work when your boss is more worried about profits and shareholders than sustainable business models.
Go ahead and Rank Down this, I don't care- It is the truth as I see it.
 
 
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Aug 3, 2010
DGPicket said, "...something undercuts the model at some level."
Reality!

Re. pkt4416: So it isn't just the gov't but the banking industry as well. Oh wait. The banking industry IS gov't. Can we guess the same thing is happening in the automotive industry?
 
 
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Aug 3, 2010
Is this not the mantra of the current administration? If you want to see how well it works, look to the Russians, or sample the ennui of the French...
 
 
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Aug 3, 2010
Kinda seems like the cluster I'm dealing with in the banking industry. So many people involved that no one knows what to do rendering the majority of people inefficient, useless or even obstructions.

I've lost about $100,000 to them over the last 5 years between interest, improvements to a house that they now effectively own, and contributions to the short sale that they demanded in order to close the deal. What have I gotten for the $100,000? Seems to me its pretty much the same inefficiency that is displayed in the federal government.

So before we go beating up on the federal government, I think we should consider how money sponges could be made more efficient. From my perspective, the sponge of the bank and the sponge of the government accomplish roughly the same goal, money out of my pocket. Does the bank provide more benefit to me than the government? I think that is well within the realm of an honest debate.
 
 
 
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