I have been thinking: Wonder how much net profit Toyota makes on vehicles in the US every year? And, is it worth what the company is going through? I know they have invested billions in factories. And subcontractors have invested billions more. And their payroll (Toyota's and their subs and all the truck drivers hauling their stuff) must be tremendous. And the Toyota dealerships and advertising must add millions more to the US economy. Here's my question: What if, instead of paying the US $16 million, Toyota just shut down everything in the US? What if Toyota just took their marbles and went to China or somewhere? Obviously, the Obama administration has targeted Toyota because they are (a) non-union, and (b) GM and Chrysler's greatest competition. On top of the $16 million fine, news is talking about billions of dollars in class action law suits by Toyota owners, and how much it will cost the company to defend itself---even if they should win, which they probably won't. Those Japanese just might decide it is not worth the harassment. Honor may be worth more to Toyota than the income they get.