Target: John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi
Goal: Repeal the dealer franchise laws that prohibit auto manufacturers from selling their product directly to the public.
In almost every state around the U.S., franchise laws prohibit auto manufacturers from selling their product directly to the consumer. Instead, it is the dreaded dealers who are charged with selling all new cars. This absurd law not only hurts the American consumer by keeping car prices high, but also limits the public’s choices of vehicles. With the vast resources of the Internet, hopeful car buyers can research whatever car they desire instead of using a dealer’s experience and knowledge. As a result, the federal government should repeal this law and let the free market set prices and options.
The auto industry in this country is a major part of the economy, yet auto manufacturers are forced to sell their cars at cut rates to dealers, who then make a healthy profit off the consumer. By simply removing the middleman, the auto industry could increase their profits and, at the same time, the American consumer could save a great deal of money. In addition, by creating a market for factory direct sales, foreign car companies would become greatly interested in investing in American factories.
Repealing this antiquated franchise law is a win-win situation for everyone involved except car dealerships, which have made too much money for too long off of the American consumer. Please sign this petition and open the auto industry to the free market.
Dear Mr. Boehner and Mrs. Pelosi,
The dealer franchise laws in the auto industry are antiquated, anti-consumer, and need to be repealed. This law that forces auto manufactures to sell their vehicles dealers instead of directly to the buyer keeps prices high and limits options.
By removing this law, and essentially eliminating the middleman in the from the auto industry, this important economic sector can be greatly streamlined. The auto manufacturers won’t have to sell their product at a cut rates to dealerships, and the consumer can save by purchasing their vehicle directly from the factory. In addition, without the requirement to sell to dealers, foreign car companies would be much more likely to invest in building American factories to sell directly to the American consumer.
With the vast resources on the Internet, dealers and their expertise have become completely superfluous. Anyone looking for a car can easily research any vehicle’s specifications, price variations, and reviews online. Ultimately the dealer franchise laws simply serve to keep an outdated and overpaid position from going under.
With the American economy still rebounding, both the auto industry and the American consumer could use a boost. Eliminating this dealer franchise law will do just that. Please do all you can to ensure it is done.
[Your Name Here]
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