Tuesday, December 23, 2008

U.S. - Subsidizing environmental destruction

.. the long history of government subsidies doled out for
foreign-owned auto plants...

1980: Honda, Marysville OH, $27 million*
1980: Nissan, Smyrna, TN, $233 million**
1985: Toyota, Georgetown, KY, $147 million
1985: Honda, Anna, OH, $27 million*
1986: Subaru, Lafayette, IN, $94 million
1987: Honda, East Liberty, OH, $27 million*
1992: BMW, Spartanburg, SC, $150 million
1993: Mercedes-Benz, Vance, AL, $258 million
1995: Toyota, Princeton, IN, $30 million
1995: Nissan, Decherd, TN, $200 million**
1996: Toyota, Buffalo, WV, more than $15 million
1999: Honda, Lincoln, AL, $248 million
2000: Nissan, Canton, MS, $295 million
2001: Toyota, Huntsville, AL, $30 million
2002: Hyundai, Montgomery, AL, $252 million
2003: Toyota, San Antonio, TX, $133 million
2006: Kia, West Point, GA, $400 million
2006: Honda, Greensburg, IN, $141 million
2007: Toyota, Blue Springs, MS, $300 million
2008: Volkswagen, Chattanooga, TN, $577 million
* total of direct subsidies to all Honda facilities in Ohio** includes about $200 million for expansions of Smyrna and Decherd plants. List does not include joint ventures with U.S. companies... KansasCityStar

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