Re: Like new used tractors

Ken Finney <kenneth.c.finney@boeing.com> wrote:

>Joseph M. White wrote:
>> Oz <Oz@upthorpe.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> >In article <5cnq89$552@nnrp1.news.primenet.com>, rboosey@aol.com writes
>> >>I tried the their homepage yesterday and all I got was a note that the
>> >>page wasn't being maintained (whatever that means!).
>> >Too busy maintaining their tractors perhaps??
>> >--
>> >'Oz     "Is it better to seem ignorant and learn,
>> >         - or seem wise and stay ignorant?"
>> or to cheap to pay their bills?? I don't think I'd trust a tractor
>> from someone who wouldn't pay their bills.
>> About their Japanese tractors, why should we buy them, when they will
>> not allow equal trade into their country? Our rice would sell, even
>> after an exorbitant entry tariff, for much less than locally grown
>> rice. Our cars would outsell their cars there by about 1.5 to 1,
>> however, they limit imports severely. Many of their motorcycles can't
>> even be sold in Japan, too big! They have to be imported, and compete
>> with Harleys for the quota (200 per year, several years ago), and they
>> lose out to Harleys. A Dresser (Electra-Glide) was going for about
>> $45,000 with a yearly tag fee of about $1000.00. Japanese motor tags
>> are about $100.00. A washing machine is about $450.00 for a SMALL,
>> apartment size machine.
>>         Personally, I'll spend my money on American goods, whenever possible.
>> Also, before you even think it, I love Japan and the Japanese people,
>> been there a number of times, and will go back whenever I can. I just
>> wish they would be trade fairly.
>> joe

>Well, in the size tractors they are selling you could always buy
>John Deere	made in Japan
>Cub Cadet	made in Japan
>Goldini		made in Italy
>Belarus		made in Belarus
>Kioti		made in Korea
>Bison et al	made in Peoples Republic of China

>not to mention the Japanese-Japanese tractors:
Right, I forgot to mention that WE are the bright folks
who passed laws that make it cheaper to close down a 
factory here and take the work overseas, then ship the finished
product back for sale. Those are the kinds of ideas that ALL of 
those high-priced lawyers in D.C. (our legislators) come up with.
If you or I thought of them, we'd be locked up as nuttier than a fruit
cake. Course, they also get to spend money that even our grandchildren
won't have. 
But, it's safer having them there where we can watch them, than out
running amok in public.