What has killed American manufacturing is simply dumb, shortsighted business decisions. And I'll be derned if I ain't steamed at being taxed to reward them with bailout money.
While Coors and Budweiser are both popular beers in the US, their founders were German. So I'm not sure about being "American icons"....I agree ! Since I work for a beer distributor, I was very disappointed when Anhesuer-Busch sold out to an over seas company. It was a very sad day for an American icon. Now they are wanting to do away with the Clydesdales and sell the Busch Gardens parks.