It Begins – German Auto Makers Fear Losing Competitive Advantage Over U.S…

For those following along over the past two years this will not come as a surprise. European manufacturers understand the entire foundation for the Paris Treaty was about economics, economic advantages and the transfer of economic strength away from the U.S., not climate.  Specifically for Germany the outlook is especially troubling.

First, Germany will be the primary EU country to fill the financial void from the U.K. leaving the EU (Brexit); that financial hole is approximately €15 billion per year.  Secondly, Germany will be faced with having to renegotiate trade deals with the U.S. while they remain encumbered with the regulatory burden of the Paris treaty, while the U.S. negotiators are not.  This is a large advantage for Team America.

As such, today we see and immediate reaction. German auto manufacturers announce they are faced with losing a competitive advantage over the U.S. in the global market, and will now need to reassess their domestic production and manufacturing standards:

REUTERS – Germany’s powerful car industry said Europe would need to reassess its environmental standards to remain competitive after the United States said it would withdraw from the Paris climate pact.

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, drawing anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry.

“The regrettable announcement by the USA makes it inevitable that Europe must facilitate a cost efficient and economically feasible climate policy to remain internationally competitive,” Matthias Wissmann, president of the German auto industry lobby group VDA, said in a statement on Friday.

“The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection. This correlation is often underestimated,” Wissmann said, adding that the decision by the Unites States was disappointing.

The VDA said electricity and energy prices are already higher in Germany than in the United States, putting Germany at a disadvantage. (link)

Think about the underlying argument here.

Funny that.  Apparently, when push comes to economic shove the German sensibilities are connected more to their economics than to any do-gooder need to save the planet.

It won’t stop with Germany either.  Specifically by design of their negotiating teams, China and South-East Asia writ large are inoculated from the economic damage of the Paris Treaty.   The EU and the U.S. were set-up by the global financial systems to fall hardest on the economic sword of redistribution.   Other massive manufacturing growth economies did not have to meet the same level of intentional economic infliction.

Germany is merely responding to the predictable future.

We can anticipate many more industrialized nations accepting the looming financial burden and positioning themselves for the exits.  Anticipate treaty exits coming faster than a fat kid playing dodge ball.

Bottom Line:

We are no longer an American economy being led by “stupid people”…

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355 Responses to It Begins – German Auto Makers Fear Losing Competitive Advantage Over U.S…

  1. RodS says:

    But … but … but … we were sooooo close to subverting the American people, their Constitution, and their wealth to the will of European Globalist Elites. How are we supposed to purchase our new villas, without kickbacks from “redistributing” billions to 3rd world countries?

    … this can’t be happening!

    Liked by 33 people

    • 2x4x8 says:

      “I got mine for free, just had to take a dive”

      Liked by 23 people

    • rhcrest says:

      I read somewhere that it’s like we interrupted a bunch of zombies feasting on a dead body and now the zombies are REALLY mad because what they thought was a dead body came back to life. Pretty apt analogy I think

      Liked by 7 people

      • pjb535i says:

        That would be Gulliver’s supposedly dead body . . . and the diners – LillipUNtians . . .

        Liked by 3 people

        • DD More says:

          PJB – Not LillipUNtians. More accurate as The Laputans –
          consists mainly of educated people, who are fond of mathematics, astronomy, music and technology, but fail to make practical use of their knowledge. Servants make up the rest of the population. However, they are unable to construct well-designed clothing or buildings, because they take measurements with instruments such as quadrants and a compass rather than with tape measures.

          Laputa is a male-dominated society. Wives often request to leave the island to visit the land below; however, these requests are almost never granted because the women who leave Laputa never want to return. The clothes of Laputans, which do not fit, are decorated with astrological symbols and musical figures. They spend their time listening to the music of the spheres. They believe in astrology and worry constantly that the sun will go out. The Laputan houses, he notices, are badly built, without accurate right angles. The Laputan women are highly sexed and adulterous, preferring men from the island of Balnibarbi. The Laputan husbands, who are so abstracted in mathematical and musical calculations, don’t know that their wives are adulterous.

          Due to their fervent intellectual pursuits, Laputans are also depicted as becoming so lost in thought that they do not move unless struck by a “bladder”, many of their heads have become stuck reclined to one side, and they often suffer from strabismus: one eye turns inward and the other looks up “to the zenith.” The Laputans’ oddly-focused eyes are Swift’s parodies of the microscope and telescope. So intent are the Laputans in their scientific studies that they cannot function in the everyday world, or even perceive it.

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    • redsequin4 says:

      “redistributing” billions to 3rd world countries?”

      I believe it was close to 3 trillion! A massive transfer of our wealth to the Third World. Thank the lord for President Trump.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Billy Dunn says:

      LOL. Someone tell me now…there is no GOD.
      I love it.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Aguila2011 says:

      The sad thing, really sad, is so many American corporations and others are part of that Globalist cabal and were willing to sell ALL OF US down the river for their own benefit. It is not just European Globalists. We need to fight back. We need to make lists of these companies and boycott their products. We may not shutter their businesses but at least we can vote with our wallets. Why should we support Apple (Tim Cook), Tesla (Musky man), or others. That is the beauty of competition and we need to remind them of that simple fact. They are traitors and this is a vast conspiracy that warrants federal investigations. Heads need to roll.

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  2. scottmc37 says:

    Solution to the German auto industry is easy, build more plants in the US

    Liked by 56 people

  3. Mike says:

    “President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, drawing anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry.”

    Climate Change

    Liked by 33 people

  4. Question Everything says:

    I woke up this morning in such a good mood after yesterday that I didn’t think I could top it….I was wrong.

    Liked by 22 people

  5. MOA says:

    Drudge doesn’t support PTrump anymore, beyond him not being Hillary.
    This is not ideal.

    Liked by 5 people

      • hippielouie says:

        thx!!

        Liked by 5 people

      • robertnotsowise says:

        Citizen free press dot com also good too. He mimics the look of drudge. He is a firm supporter of DJT

        Liked by 12 people

        • Robert: What a terrific find – FINALLY a Patriot Site!

          http://Www.citizenfreepress.com

          Liked by 6 people

          • uvagrimey says:

            I am the founder/publisher of CitizenFreePress.com

            I have been a reader here at the Treehouse for a few years. I have posted several of Sundance’s stories on Citizen since I launched the site in late April.

            I have been reluctant to comment here and mention the site, for fear of spamming, so it was nice to see your comment.

            I used to work for Lou Dobbs at CNN Moneyline, and then went into finance. Here’s my twitter account for anyone who wants to follow. I post a lot of the Citizen links there.

            The twitter name is Daily Bail because I published an anti-bailout site for about 5 years of that name. You can still find it. There’s 6,000 stories there.

            Anyway, thanks again, and glad you like Citizen. I generally post 50-60 new links every day, and work on the site 12 hours per day.

            steve

            Liked by 7 people

            • wheatietoo says:

              Thank you for creating that site!
              Nicely done, too.

              I will be a regular visitor.

              Liked by 6 people

            • uvagrimey says:

              Apologies to fellow readers. I did NOT mean to embed my entire twitter account in the previous comment. All I did was post the link, and the massive full embed showed up when the comment was posted. Sheesh.

              Liked by 2 people

            • Steve:

              KUDOS to you for creating a Patriot News site at just the moment when America most needs a “News Refuge” we could trust:
              • ALL Patriot Inspiration.
              • NO Progressive Nastiness.
              • I think the American Majority is “done with the negative vibes”.

              Should you ever ponder adding structure (e.g., magnet subsections in your right-hand column), please consider how the following could become “Force Multipliers” to MAGA, with links and likes.

              GREATS, to showcase what to replicate and who to elevate:
              • Great Governance SOLUTIONS with best-practice OUTCOMES at State & Municipal LEVELS.
              • Great Governance LEADERS who successfully END CORRUPTION and CHANGE the SYSTEM to restore Ethics, Accountability and Trust.
              • Observation: America has 50 farm teams, but lacks a way to dependably scout them for the GOOD. We have watched as virtually ALL of our media and pundit class have been bought and corrupted by the Globalist Cabal, who discovered that 1% of their RACKETEERING TRILLIONS could end organized opposition.

              LOSERS, to brand Leaders who advocated and implemented FAILED Policies and Practices.

              JUSTICE, to highlight SUCCESSES in restoring America’s Rule of Law and Constitutional Protections.
              • Convictions of Politicians, Officials and Racketeers.
              • Judgments reversing Abusive Laws.
              • Consequences imposed on Sanctuary Cities, etc.

              ACTION CENTER, with links to crowd-source support for CRUSADER Initiatives and Organizations that neutralize Progressive Con Schemes. We need to create magnets that attract and rapidly multiply support of every Patriot Force that’s DESTROYING FORCES that UNDERMINE AMERICA.
              • Boycotts of Globalist Corporations that fund Anti-American Actions like the Paris Accord.
              • Revelations of Politicians and Funders involved in Pay-to-Play Kickback Schemes.
              • Identifiers of Perpetrators of Government Waste, Fraud and Abuse.

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        • uvagrimey says:

          Hi Robert

          I replied to Black Knight just below, but my comment was also meant for you. Thanks again for finding the site, and helping spread the word!

          I have posted several of Sundance’s articles at Citizen, no surprise considering his fantastic analysis, especially the Brennan/Comey contradiction piece from last week.

          https://www.citizenfreepress.com/

          Liked by 3 people

      • I was trying to find it on FB and subscribe to it…could’t find…

        Liked by 1 person

      • Thx to the covfefe😎😉🇺🇸🇺🇸

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    • Kathleen Rady says:

      I haven’t noticed that.

      Like

    • The Raven says:

      Oh…he does.

      He’s just having an “Ann Coulter” moment.

      Like

    • honor78 says:

      I don’t get it, what happened to Drudge?

      Like

    • jonvil says:

      Thought it was just me noticing more and more links to to anti-Trump articles.
      Debating on deleting from my favorites list…

      Liked by 1 person

    • Why? I hadn’t heard that.

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      • MOA says:

        Ah, why.
        In my experience with similar political form reversals in young fellows, there is very often a younger new arty girlfriend, love of his life, who carries her totalitarian student politics into her late twenties. He adapts or she’s gone.
        Don’t discount it.

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  6. fred5678 says:

    Memo to the last country to leave the RU — TURN OUT THE LIGHTS! And on the way out, don’t let the door to that ginormaous building hit you in the azz and knock you off your feet.

    Bonus — that expensive edifice will make a fine art museum for dying European cultures.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. floridahoosier93 says:

    Love that bottom line, Sundance.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. FofBW says:

    When President Trump reelection comes he will be able to stand up a shout, Are you better off today than 4 years ago!!?? A resounding YES!!!!
    It won’t even be close

    Liked by 15 people

  9. It always the same…follow the money!

    I live in Tampa Florida, the weather folks here can never accurately predict when it’s actually going to rain…they always give %’s. 30% chance or 40% chance…rarely do the get it right…same with the temperature…rarely do they get it right.

    Now…you expect me to believe these same overpaid idiots can predict with any accuracy what the temperature of our planet is going to be 50 years from now???

    Seriously!!!!

    Liked by 19 people

    • Weatherman Joe Bastardi seconded your motion yesterday.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Texian says:

        Bingo. Before he started WeatherBell he was my secret weapon on the energy trade floor. I was the “weather guy” for my territory. They didn’t know how I did it – “weather guru.” Ten to seven days out of a coming cold blast I’d send out a “buy” notice for particular gates I knew would be affected, park it nearby, then sell the excess back into the market the last three days prior to the cold blast, reaping a tidy profit – worked every time..

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    • Bill says:

      What profession can you be wrong over half the time, and still be highly paid for such poor work?
      Ans: The weather man.

      Liked by 4 people

    • gerkenstein says:

      I can predict with 100% accuracy that the climastrologists will still keep fudging the temperature data to make it look like it’s warming.

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    • honor78 says:

      The entire climate change issue is a huge scam perpetrated by big money elites like that fat, corrupt globalist Al Gore. He as well as morons like Leo DiCaprio fly around the world in their private jets causing all kinds of pollution and have the utter gall to lecture us ! Amazing

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    • CaliVet says:

      I hear you; I’m in SoCal, and today it was supposed to be 81; it was actually 88. And that’s via “Accu-weather”!
      I’m watching Tucker Carlson and he just had some lefty on trying to explain why the pull-out is soooooo bad. Of course he had no clue what he was talking about.
      The earth warms, the earth cools; DEAL WITH IT!

      Liked by 2 people

  10. gary says:

    We have a 20 Trillion dollar deficit, do you think Trump can bring it down to 10 Trillion in 4 years for the 2020 election?

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  11. JAS says:

    So Elon Musk walks out on Trump after the Paris thing.. Hmmm let’s look at some numbers:

    Tesla Stock: $339.85 Elon Musk companies, total cost to U.S to taxpayers (subsidies): $4.9 Billion.

    Any questions?

    Liked by 11 people

  12. dissonant1 says:

    I think Mr. Wissmann had it backwards. He said: “The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection.” It should have been “The preservation of climate protection (Paris) was a precondition for our successful competitive position.” Would be nice if he told the truth – but where is truth in the Eurosphere?

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  13. bigsy says:

    The big problem for Merkel is that it looks like she went all in for Clinton without a hedge for a Trump win.

    There is no way the German’s analyzing the candidates should have missed Trump’s message. What has Trump done so far that he hasn’t repeatedly announced since June 2015?

    Now the German industrial suits are sitting there with no leverage while anticipating staring down the barrels of Trump’s Top Gun negotiators. This is not the German SOP. Someone screwed up. Germans don’t suffer such screw ups well.

    Merkel is a shoo-in for re-election and it’s too late for any change at this point.

    They don’t have a plan, nor will they have one unless Merkel caves to all of Trump’s demands at this point, This shot by the automobile industry is telling Merkel that they will do what Trump tells them to do from this point forward, so plan accordingly.

    Macron is set up as the fall guy here, after acting like a JH jerk towards Trump at the G7. Macron poked the bear just a few days before the bear was to decide whether to drop the hammer or not on the Paris accords. Trump said in his speech he was President for Pittsburgh, not Paris, and that the days of the EU laughing at the US were over. Actual addressee for those comment was Monsieur Macron.

    So Trump gave Merkel an out. I don’t think she hasmade an official comment on the Paris decision, but I’m not sure. I think the fingers will start pointing at Macron and that the Germans will succumb to their negotiating fate.

    Trump said that Merkel made a catastophic mistake when she let the migrants in. I think there is something there that leaves her defenseless against his negotiating team and it’s now game day.

    Just my thoughts.

    Liked by 17 people

    • The Raven says:

      Well thought out out and it fits.

      You’ve been hanging around Sundance and the CTH too long….

      LMAO

      Liked by 2 people

    • Bert Darrell says:

      bigsy: I’m largely in agreement with your evaluation of the Germany and France positions RE future trade leverage with the USA. However, I think we should stop referring to the Climate Change confab as an “accord”, a term that only Obama pushed and used to avoid seeking the required approval by the senate (with tacit agreement by the Uniparty). Everybody else called it a treaty because that is exactly what it was and would have been if PDJT had gone crazy and signed it. But crazy he isn’t. That’s a fact.

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      • Kroesus says:

        a POTUS signature does not make any “agreement” a treaty as per the US Constitution (remember that old dusty document?)….it REQUIRES a 2/3 quorum vote in the US Senate followed by said signature and only THEN is it binding and supreme to US laws

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    • Esperanza says:

      Plus don’t forget Brexit. US top trading surplus, UK third. Together account for 17 percent of German exports. France second 8.5. Interesting, is Micron the Manchurian candidate, egging Merkel into a corner and getting the GDR of France’s manufacturing sector’s back?

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  14. Vince says:

    If President Trump would like to twist the knife, there are some environmental issues that could use a bit of the money saved from the Paris agreements. Older manufacturing cities have square miles of “Brownfield” properties which used to be industrial areas, but are no longer used. They are not used partly because any new owner would have to pay for environmental cleanup of the properties, and so these properties remain idle as companies find it cheaper to locate factories on previously unused land.

    If we take a bit of money from saving us from the non threatening carbon dioxide scare and devote it to some real environmental cleanup, we can clean the rust out of the rust belt, put some shiny new German factories in Detroit and other cities, and keep the area red for a generation.

    Liked by 22 people

  15. NYGuy54 says:

    What horsesh**. So basically without other people’s money, they don’t know how to run their businesses?

    Liked by 5 people

  16. Notice how NO ONE has fingered the Obama-Kerry enabled Globalist Cabal for structuring the Paris Climate Change Accord as a Trojan horse to destroy America’s Patriot Voter Base?

    The Accord would literally destroy the remainder of America’s affordable-energy and industrial manufacturing capacity by making them unaffordably non-competitive, converting Patriot Workers to Government Dependents.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Jedi9 says:

      Well…

      a more closer look into Obola’s nefarious intent, all one has to do is to look at John Podesta who wrote Obama’s blue print for his policy initiatives while heading the American Center for Progress. Arron Klein and Brenda J. Elliot’s book “Fool Me Twice” pretty much articulates exactly this. In fact, much of what we are seeing today in terms of Sanctuary cities, redistribution of wealth to 3rd world nations, Paris Accord, mass immigration, is even more relevant in hindsight to the point that when the book was first released it was received with skepticism but now almost everything that was said has proven to be right! It is my belief that Obama’s and his supporters intent all along was to “reduce America’s foot print in the world” and this was part of the plan all along. He even stated this many times in his past campaign rhetoric.

      I am so grateful that Trump is now our president, and is reversing what these traitors (Podesta, Kerry, Jarrett, Obola, McCain, Ryan, Clinton, Comey, Susan Rice, Pelosi, Brennen, Samantha Powers, ________________________ (fill in blank if I am leaving out some!) have purposely tried to destroy! There is still a long way to go, in terms of health care, Tax reform (lowering the corporate tax rate, reducing our deficit both in trade and debt) and I pray for Trump everyday for his safety, his fortitude, his strength, and his compassion for the average American people. We have been starving a long time for a true leader to do the right thing for the American people, and Trump is it. The swamp is going to be the biggest challenge and he will need all the help he can get to hold those in contempt responsible for obstructing the needed change to set our country back on the right course to prosperity!

      Liked by 3 people

    • honor78 says:

      The media including Fox will never report this as they are all part of the same corrupt cabal. Obama, Clinton, Kerry and so many others should be on trial for treason.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Kswc says:

    After faking emissions tests for years, now the German automakers fear the aftermath of the US deserting the Paris Treaty feeding trough. Rich, isn’t it?

    Liked by 2 people

  18. scott467 says:

    “The regrettable announcement by the USA makes it inevitable that Europe must facilitate a cost efficient and economically feasible climate policy to remain internationally competitive,” Matthias Wissmann, president of the German auto industry lobby group VDA, said in a statement on Friday.

    ______________

    Oh noes!

    The USA has forced you to facilitate a cost efficient and economically feasible climate policy, lol!

    What do you have now, inefficient and unfeasible?

    Whose fault is that?!?

    LOL!

    .
    .

    “The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection. This correlation is often underestimated,” Wissmann said, adding that the decision by the Unites States was disappointing.

    ________________

    So it has NOTHING to do with climate, and EVERYTHING to do with creating an unfair competitive advantage.

    Got it.

    You losers.

    .
    .

    “The VDA said electricity and energy prices are already higher in Germany than in the United States, putting Germany at a disadvantage.”

    ______________

    Then you should hold your own treasonous government accountable, and do what is necessary to bring energy prices down. What’s the matter, are all your fingers broke?

    Are you helpless?

    Helpless little German babes?

    This is hilarious, they’re whining like little girls!

    .

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    • HEADLINE
      German Auto Manufacturers: Paris Climate Agreement is inefficient and unfeasible.

      This needs to be asked of the media every single time they quote some US Company stating that this sets the US back and makes the US less competitive.

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  19. scott467 says:

    “The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection. This correlation is often underestimated,” Wissmann said,

    ________________

    It’s NEVER ‘underestimated’, but it is ALWAYS hidden and never discussed publicly.

    Always, always, ALWAYS!

    .

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  20. Donna in Oregon says:

    So I read the Paris agreement. So much legalese. This is what stuck out for me.

    Article 8
    2. The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change
    Impacts shall be subject to the authority and guidance of the Conference of the Parties
    serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement and may be enhanced
    and strengthened, as determined by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting
    of the Parties of the Paris Agreement.

    So Non-State parties like companies, states, cities (i.e. City of Pittsburg) can join.

    There is reference to Climate Justice in the document. So that is why 8.2 matters.
    They decide who gets blamed.

    So as I’m reading this perhaps Congress needs to make a law so this global organization
    with it’s own data, technical centers and administrative facility will not have a back
    door into our economy.

    Also, our tax money (federal,state,local). Company contributions
    should not be tax deductable. Silicon Valley is all over this agreement.
    This is another industry for them and they provide the data to make the rules.

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  21. WeThePeople2016 says:

    This was all about the U.S. dollar to support and sustain these countries while in the meantime, we sink into trillions of dollars in debt and lose more America jobs. This never had anything to do with the climate. It was all about the mighty dollar. Now, these countries that have let in millions of illegals are going to have to deal with the huge economic mess that they have created because they will not have the U.S. to feed off of.

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    • EU financial apoplexy: Let us count the ways…

      Brexit funding shortfall
      NATO arrears
      EU Army birthing
      Climate Change funding shortfall
      US Trade Rebalancing
      Illegal economic cost (count the ways, from job theft to welfare to criminality to war)

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  22. daughnworks247 says:

    In other words……….
    President Trump defeats the false song of climate change ……….. in less than 24 hours.
    Damn, he really is THAT good.
    Merkel has no choice. She has to heed the auto lobby.

    Liked by 11 people

  23. Jason says:

    Umm… sorry Germany, as the EU stated yesterday, the **Accord** cannot be renegotiated. You’re SOL.

    Anyone want to place bets on how quickly they’ll find a ‘loophole’ to the non-negotiable status of the non-treaty?

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  24. Paco Loco says:

    This is what more winning looks like. “Ding dong the witch is dead, the wicked witch, the witch is dead.” Trump is the dragon slayer of the 21st century?

    Liked by 2 people

    • NewNonna!!! says:

      Trump… The Wonderful Wizard of Deplorables. HRC… The Wicked Witch of The Left

      She’s been disintegrated but just doesn’t know it. Poor boob.

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  25. CaliVet says:

    So if CO2 is soooo bad; and liberal dipshits believe this and want to save the planet; then why don’t they lead by example and commit suicide? After all, we exhale it with each breath; and we know that libs can’t stop talking……… I know; it’s a common sense thing and they lack it.

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  26. kyasgrandma says:

    Once upon a time, a long time ago, I owned a BMW. (No lien – I owned it.)
    I loved that car. I admit it.
    I still remember the driving pleasure.
    I know – I know…German made….but what if????
    What if we had factories that would produce cars with the same superb engineering?
    What if ?!?!?
    Isn’t that a part of MAGA?

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    • The Boss says:

      We make Rolls Royce jet engines in the US. I think we can handle making a little old BMW. The acronym will now stand for Bigly Motor Works.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Papoose says:

        Abolish the manufacture, use and maintenance of all BMWs and Mercedes Benz’ from the face of the Earth. They cause global warming on the highest echelon. (that’s French)

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      • Southpaw says:

        BMW has a plant in Greer SC. Kia has a plant outside LaGrange Ga

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        • BMW has been there since the early 90’s… it’s about 10 miles from my house… the BMW plant produces the SUV line, originally it built the Z roadster. Place is huge and pipes in methane from an old landfill. Mercedes also has a nice plant in Alabama.

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  27. Papoose says:

    To the climate fanatics:

    If you drive a car, refrigerate food, fly the unfriendly skies, bathe on a routine basis, heat your home, cool your home, buy groceries that are transported to your local market, attend concerts, flush your toilets, purchase water in plastic bottles, especially chilled, diaper your children, wear clothing, water your lawn, take medication, wear cologne and deodorants, consume electricity and natural gas, sleep with your mouth open, etc,etc, etc…, then please just shut the hell up. Get off my lawn and outta my paycheck. Move to Germany. mmmmkay?

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  28. SR says:

    Now it costs 45K for 4 cylinder German entry level car with unreliable turbo. Global climate crap and efficient crap made everything so unreliable that even certified mechanic can not fix.

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  29. Michelle says:

    And not-so-coincidentally, Trump just last week pointed out how German cars were no longer going to be the leaders. Trump is always a few steps ahead of everyone else.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. JoseB says:

    Yay new Lincoln Continental!

    Liked by 1 person

  31. William Ford says:

    This is great. But before we celebrate too much keep in mind that all of this will be up for grabs in 3 1/2 years. If a Dem wins the WH, globalism and it’s destruction of the USA will be restored. That is scary.

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  32. William Ford says:

    So CA and NY want to stay in and abide by the Paris accord. Great. It won’t be long before businesses are leaving for other states.

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  33. Charlotte says:

    I was never a fan of German cars.
    We never bought them
    My mother called the VW beetle “Hitlers revenge” because in an accident so many people died as the engine was in the back and in a front end collision there was no protection.
    And then we discover VW cheated in their emissions scandal…
    We always bought Fords, Chevs, Dodge
    Those were the days
    And I’ll never forget Michael Hastings Mercedes-so called state of the art-was hacked and he died in a fiery crash
    As for BMW-The Quandt family who owns BMW made their money off Jewish slave labor and confiscated assets.
    One of the Quandt women married Goebbels.
    Enough reason for me never to own a BMW or Mercedes

    https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/12/22/how-bmw-got-its-wealththe-quandt-nazi-connection/

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  34. Esperanza says:

    Looking bad for Germany. They are very exposed to Brexit as they have a massive trade surplus with the UK. They have been giant sucking sound manufacturing jobs from France by keeping the Euro too high. They will have 4 million at least useless mouths to house, benefit and feed. Very low indigenous population and will soon be losing EU nationals hand over fist because of insecurity. Teuton chamber of commerce pants meet wet.

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    • Esperanza says:

      Plus the extra NATO money. Lololol. I should be teaching this as a case study to my commercial students. MWFA. lol Make the World fun again. 🙂

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  35. Dennis Leonard says:

    Did away with drudge on Nov10.2017.

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  36. Joshua2415 says:

    Now this just can’t be right. According to The Media Party spokes people, now that the US has withdrawn from the Paris Accord, Mercedes, BMW & Volkswagon should be ideally positioned to finally transfer away from fossil fuel sucking automobile production and DOMINATE the global wind mill industry. The Future is Now!

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  37. KH says:

    Disagree with that last line in the piece.
    Most if not all who want to exit will not officially “exit”, if for no other reason that to not be seen as following the leader Trump, instead they’ll just operate out-of-compliance, and probably also not contribute to funding the third world, and their media and ours will not say much about it so they can all save face.

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  38. unconqueredone says:

    “…a cost efficient and economically feasible climate policy…”
    Mr.Wissmann, you keep using those words… I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

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  39. German auto manufacturers care about clean air?

    I guess no one in the MSM remembers the software that makes diesels run clean when in test mode, then switches to normal operation when on the road.

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  40. Kyle says:

    This blog post is exactly what I was thinking when I read that. We’re told up and down that Paris will benefit the American economy, that pulling out of Paris is going to be detrimental to our economy, then we do so and the Germans start crying that it will make them less able to compete with America. Which shows right there that Paris was going to hurt American manufacturing through regulations, taxes, and higher energy costs.

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