Chrysler Asks Citizens to Beg for Money
Basically, Chrysler used the video to unveil a series of figures that could encourage US citizens to contact their lawmakers easier than the letter sent by General Motors to about 29,000 employees.
Chrysler says the automotive industry plays an extremely important role for the whole country, with millions of families being employed to various companies across United States. 4.5 million jobs were created only by these automakers, Chrysler mentioned in the video, which could collapse the whole US economy in case government assistance is not provided as soon as possible.
“If those jobs go away, it would be equivalent to putting the entire populations of South Carolina, Kentucky or Louisiana out of work,” Chrysler stated in the video. “Almost a quarter million people pick up their paychecks from Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. That's a total payroll of $22.2 billion.”
Moreover, the video states no less than 13 billion dollars are offered in pension benefits by US automakers plus $8 billion in health care spending.
The US auto sales reached the lowest point in a quarter century, the video explains, with approximately 31 percent reduced interest for new cars in the United States.
“Please urge your US senators and representatives to support federal assistance for America's auto companies,” the video concluded.