Chrysler Asks Citizens to Beg for Money

US-based automakers have joined forces for what seems to be the only way to help them get out of the global economic crisis: a large alliance continuously asking employees and US citizens in general to contact their US senators and representatives and urge them to approve the recently proposed loans. A short video posted on Chrysler website caught our attention as it asks viewers exactly the same thing but in a different and until now, unique way.

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.

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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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