To show her support for American workers, President Obama's labor secretary, Hilda Solis, has junked the standard black limo and purchased a new Chevrolet Equinox to ride around Washington in. The problem: the crossover SUV is built and assembled in Canada from parts also made in Canada.
Solis proudly arrived at a media breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor today in the shiny silver vehicle, which she has dubbed the "bullet." She was asked about why she traded the standard-issue limo for the SUV. "What better example could I set if I encouraged my staff to go and purchase and seek how we could acquire a vehicle that would for me would send a signal that we're for supporting our American workers, American-made products, fuel efficient as well," she told the Monitor's Dave Cook, who provided this video of her answer. Solis added that she was inspired to buy the Chevy because of the pride she saw in American auto workers during trips to U.S. car and truck plants. She said that she was wowed by "the pride that they take making our automobiles here in America."
Seriously, could this woman buy a clue? This woman is supposed to be in charge of Labor, you know, working and stuff, and she has no clue that her car is made in Canada? Yes, I know, the profits come back to Government Motors pockets. But, no new US jobs are being created by buying up the Equinox. If you read in the article, GM is hiring more Canadians to meet demand. So, how is this really helping spur job growth in the private sector, although with GM one is hesitant to call a company still owned by the Feds and the Unions part of the private sector.
I wonder if the Labor Secretary is related to Joe Biden, the idiotic gaffe machine?