Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Americans too stupid for Toyota

So they're moving to Canada instead:

Ontario workers are well-trained.

That simple explanation was cited as a main reason why Toyota turned its back on hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies offered from several American states in favour of building a second Ontario plant.


Several U.S. states were reportedly prepared to offer more than double that amount of subsidy. But Fedchun said much of that extra money would have been eaten away by higher training costs than are necessary for the Woodstock project.

He said Nissan and Honda have encountered difficulties getting new plants up to full production in recent years in Mississippi and Alabama due to an untrained - and often illiterate - workforce. In Alabama, trainers had to use "pictorials" to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech plant equipment.

Hey, you don't want them going to school and learning all about that eviloshun.

When are we going to face up to the fact that giving our educational system over to the flat-earth fundies is cutting off our nose to spite our face?

Oh, but I forgot - plutocrats need an illiterate and uneducated populace to stay in power.


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