PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' actually true?
Chrysler to build 100,000 Jeeps in China
- Duration 4:42
- Date Jan 20, 2013
Chrysler to build 100,000 Jeeps in China
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Some called this and that nail in the coffin for the Romney campaign and one fact checking website even called it the lie of the year.
Take a listen.
Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy and sold Chrysler to Italians -- -- going to build jeeps in China.
Mitt Romney will fight for every American job.
OK so that was a Mitt Romney -- saying that they were gonna build jeeps in China.
And it was labeled a lot -- but now it seems to joke is on them Chrysler just announced that a 100000 -- will actually be made in China starting next year.
To say it's injuries right now to weigh in on this is the founder -- president of less government.
Seton Motley good -- season.
-- sir how are you I'm doing OK I remember this remember Mitt Romney from.
The great state of Michigan he knows a lot about the car companies and so they when he said you don't Chrysler is gonna want they're gonna wind up making jeeps in China.
The left wing media just exploded didn't.
Yeah they did it was the lie of the year for the Washington Post.
And then of course -- -- of -- beef that's you know factually -- I'm I'm reminded of Dan rather on the papers it ended his bid documents were false but accurate and problem.
This was exactly what are you if you recall Bob Paul Ryan in his -- vice presidential speech in another places.
-- club pointed out that Barack Obama gave a speech to Janesville Wisconsin GM plant.
And -- -- -- keep this open for a hundred years with the auto bailout and they close it and started making those cars in China.
I'd like to also point out that China and owned by the way in the media fact that -- found that to be our lied to -- sided with a -- on that -- And and Romney Ryan was correct on that as well sure I'd like to point out that 55%.
Of that GM's increased production in China -- 55%.
Since the bailout.
And they make seven out of ten cars outside the United States so it's a good thing we did this -- 83 billion dollar auto bailout for for American jobs sure.
But you know a big part of the president's base our.
You know auto union workers and so that they here today they're gonna ship a bunch of car manufacturing jobs.
Out to China that they -- wait a minute I don't like that idea so so you've got this fact checking organization came in and said that that's the lie of the year.
Why would -- fact checking organization -- like that you you would think that they would be nonpolitical but in fact sometimes they are a little political.
It affected the names that makes it right right -- I think the fact checking movement is the latest in the in the unbiased journalists movement.
Which prior to 1965.
Didn't really exist you know if you remember the -- days they had two papers in a town.
One for one party and one for another picture and week we created unbiased journalism to say.
Let's pretend to be unbiased and ratchet promoting left as a I think that -- the fact checkers is another advancement of backlogs and at the end of the day they're just leftist as they always happen.
Let's take a look at a quotation from the CEO they had guy.
There at -- Chrysler -- -- quoted as part of our global expansion of the Jeep brand.
There are some cars that can never be made in the United States and exported we will keep the -- cars a Jeep in the United States wranglers one -- Grand Cherokee is another.
If you can tell me I cannot make -- -- if you tell me I cannot make a patriot somewhere else I might as well go.
Out of the market and it's from Sergio Marchionne.
Who heads up about Fiat in -- a book he's just he's just been a businessman.
-- -- I look I understand that and of course we looked at the tax and regulatory.
Burdens placed on companies -- It's kind of pathetic and it's cheaper to make it in China and ship it back here than it is to make it here but that's and that's -- the company's fault -- the government's fault.
But you seats -- expanding in Mississippi.
You see I think our big volkswagens in Tennessee you see a bunch of car companies building.
One of those states have in common a -- yes they're right to war.
So that the problem here presence isn't so much it's it's partly the tax and regulatory -- of government it's also the unbelievably.
The punitive cost of unions in states like Michigan which is now going right to work we'll see how that affects the auto industry.
But at the end of the day 26 point five billion dollars of the auto bailout was a direct check written to the United Auto Workers Union.
Which of course that the Democrats and saw a lot of up and when he twelve in the election -- Indeed all right -- Motley managers live to talk about how Mitt Romney was right.
Ironically we find that out today on the day of the president's sworn in for a second -- if you think -- much thank you.