a sign
January 29, 2001 1:12 PM   Subscribe

a sign of our prosperous economy.
posted by tiaka (10 comments total)
Gosh, tiaka, layoffs at Chrysler would seem more likely to indicate a weakened economy that a prosperous one. Because, you see, it's the American arm of a German car company; most of its market is here in the US, so if they can't sell enough cars to support the current workforce, then it's probably because the American consumer is cutting back their new-car purchasing.

Don't you know all that? Cause if you do then your post was just a cheesy troll from a bitter Republican, and I thought you had more class than that.
posted by nicwolff at 3:15 PM on January 29, 2001

gosh, nicwolff, i kind of assumed tiake was being facetious...
posted by o2b at 3:23 PM on January 29, 2001

Gosh, you guys, I thought that we could throw on another layer of fecesious sarchasm, but I jes' don' know. I think we're all fulled up.
posted by sonofsamiam at 3:25 PM on January 29, 2001

It isn't the Republicans that are bitter these days. :)

Anyway, his post is clearly sarcastic in tone.
posted by aaron at 3:26 PM on January 29, 2001

Well, I think that was nicwolff's point, him being facetious himself. Unless, aaron also, has hidden ironies behind every carefully typed word!
Ha ha! Woah! Someone stop the metafilter, I want to get off!
posted by sonofsamiam at 3:29 PM on January 29, 2001

The owls are not what they seem.
posted by aaron at 3:35 PM on January 29, 2001

Gratuitous Simpsons reference:

"Dude, are you being sarcastic?"
"I don't even know any more."
posted by Skot at 3:39 PM on January 29, 2001

You nailed me, aaron - my post was a troll-response flame from a bitter Democrat! MeFi is the only place Republicans are still bitter and sarcastic, everywhere else they're pretending they won. (Wow, I am bitter!)
posted by nicwolff at 5:41 PM on January 29, 2001

Actually, tiaka, I think the DaimlerChrysler layoffs are a sign of their inability to compete in the American car market. If one company's set off of layoffs indicate a failing economy, then the dotcom crashes of the last year should have put us into the next great depression...
posted by Neb at 6:27 PM on January 29, 2001

I'm pretty sure some companies always lay off people, even in good economies. Whether or not the US economy is doing well, though (still questionable at this point, there's obviously a transition going on, but we haven't resolved whether it's from-good-to-bad or from-good-to-another-kind-of-good), DaimlerChrysler's economy obviously isn't.
posted by daveadams at 11:05 AM on January 30, 2001

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