Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ban Japanese cars?

A U.S. Senator said Tuesday that the U.S. should consider banning Japanese-made cars until Japan's government guarantees the vehicles have no defects.

That would be no different than Japan's multi-year ban on U.S. beef because of fears American cattle might be infected with deadly BSE, commonly called mad cow disease, said Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., who was U.S. Agriculture Secretary during the dispute with Japan.

A good idea. But, I would have been happy if we hadn't let most of the "cash for clunkers" money go to Japanese and Korean manufacturers.

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