THE GOOD - Michigan is back - again. I was raised to believe the best is still made in Detroit. A meeting with Governor Snyder inspired me to keep going in my small business when told me "Starting and growing a business is the most challenging yet rewarding undertaking of a lifetime, in my opinion."
Dad (Bill Bonds, Michigan Hall Of Fame Journalist) and I captured our comeback moments as they were happening. We turned our unsung heroes into "Sung Heroes" - our men and women who saved the domestic Auto Industry. So let our ORIGINAL Anchorman and I drive you on a victory lap Michigan - 6 minutes and 18 seconds of WINNING. Watch MVPs emotionally describe our brutal Motor City struggle, rise and victory on the world stage.
Our Big Three: Heroes Of Detroit
THE BAD - Opioids, the “leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old”. HEADLINE: February 11, 2018 - Russian passenger plane goes down killing all 71 on board. Awful of course. Why then is it EVERY DAY 175 mostly Young Americans DIE of Opioids and no one talks about it?! Because we're in "The Suburbs"? Last year in Detroit alone, 267 souls were murdered violently, and 388 more souls were murdered by Opioids, shattering the lives of their Michigan families, including ours - Opioids killed our first born son.
The First Lady keeps our losing battle to Opioids in the news while the President's proposal of $13 Billion to fight Opioids is less than 1/3rd of The American Health Care Act's first proposed $45 Billion by Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. Senators: THAT is EPIDEMIC ENDING type of money with the proper "Marshall Plan". Long term in patient recovery for those suffereing - yes, and with dreadfully long odds (2% to 20%) of even surviving one year. This is exactly why we MUST immediately address our suburbs' demand side BEFORE THEY START! How? Sustaining The Growing Opioid Oath Movement and getting the TRUTH to our young Americans who are casually considering experimenting with Opioids this weekend. My question to them is: Do you really understand you're looking at a "game" of life and DEATH Russian Roulette?! If so, can we look at some safer non-fatal "games" - and promise - before witnesses if possible and always in writing - to NEVER "PLAY" that one?! Good chat.
Friends, we're officially facing “The DEADLIEST drug crisis in American History”.
Ford's CEO Jim Hackett here told me at the 2018 NAIAS Ford sells every F-150 they can make. Earlier GM's Alan Batey broke down for me Chevrolet's superior product as the reason for GM's sales records. President Trump's State of the Union Address mentioned "Getting the Motor City revving its engines once again" followed by highlighting Toyota and Mazda's new "American" plants in Alabama. Good for America? Perhaps, but not good for Michigan.
The imports steal our domestic American Market Share. Who loses? Our 11th District's Automation Alley, our Big Three and Michigan. US, in other words. Now we face more uncertainty with no guarantee Driverless Cars will be Made in Michigan. Detroit just lost not only Amazon but our national claim to fame for being #1 on our home turf: Toyota Plant Puts Foreign Car Makers on Path to Pass Detroit in U.S. Production. GM's Head of Fleet told me they are "Not ok with it" and had a high level meeting about this January 11th - the day the WSJ article came out. Read more on how we can lock in our future...
Why Bonds? Driverless Car Capital: MICHIGAN Master Strategy
Why Bonds? Opioid Oath Epidemic Ender
Why Bonds? Proven Job Creator
Why Bonds? A name that means grit, attitude, and embodies our "Detroit vs Everybody" spirit.
Why Bonds? A race uniter, just like Billy
Why Bonds? Detroit Love | Detroit Guts
Why Bonds? BONDS is Michigan's Own
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