USA for Sale

Most Americans are oblivious to the ongoing sell-off of institutionalized names. Many take for granted that these companies are still under the Stars and Stripes. Advanced and emerging foreign markets are exploiting this fiscal weakness, as their businesses establish distribution routes and introduce domestic brand names to the United States consumer marketplace.

Below is a sample of corporations that most people think are American, but are owned by foreign companies.

Europe

  • Budweiser – Belgium
  • Adidas; Alka-Seltzer; Dial Soap; Puma; Trader Joe’s; Tretorn; T-Mobile – Germany
  • Flatiron Building; Sunglass Hut – Italy
  • Chicago Skyway; Indiana Toll Road – Spain/Australia
  • Gerber Products; Toll House – Switzerland
  • Frigidaire – Sweden
  • Red Bulls MLS team – Austria
  • Good Humor-Breyers – Britain/Netherlands
  • French’s Mustard; Holiday Inn – Britain

Asia

  • AMC Theater; Sunseeker Yachts – China
  • 7-Eleven; Firestone – Japan
  • Campton Place Hotel; Pierre Hotel – India
  • Nets NBA team – Russia

North and South America

  • Embraer Aerospace – Brazil
  • Entenmann’s Chocolate – Mexico
  • Citgo Oil – Venezuela
  • John Hancock Life Insurance – Canada

Mideast

  • Chrysler Building – Abu-Dhabi
  • Plaza Hotel – Israel
  • Caribou Coffee; Church’s Chicken – Bahrain

Additionally, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Chicago’s Midway Airport, and Washington’s Puget Sound Energy are under consideration for foreign ownership highlighting the desperation filling city governments and communities.

Full article: USA for Sale (The Trumpet)

2 responses to “USA for Sale

  1. Reblogged this on Brittius.com and commented:
    Pennsylvania Turnpike? How can a State Public Authority sell that? Not only tolls support it, but also taxpayer dollars go into it. Doesn’t sound too legitimate.