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Ford shifting all u.s. Small car production to Mexico

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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Darkmadness

Cost of living is somewhat high. Chicago is less than an hour away and the factory itself is less than a mile from Lake Michigan. Farmland is $10k an acre because of all the winery's and hop farms. If you like wine or micro brew theres nearly 20 of each within 15 miles.







posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: mikell

24 is still good though especially on a 60 hour week it's 1000 take home, you can live on that anywhere in the us except the eccentric rich places like La Jolla or Silicone valley



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: opethPA

originally posted by: introvert
money.cnn.com...


Ford said there will be zero job losses in the U.S. as a result of the new plant in Mexico. The Wayne, Michigan, plant that now builds the Focus and C-Max that will move to Mexico will instead start building other models -- probably the new Ford Bronco SUV and Ranger small pickup.


That's what Ford had to say about this issue.


Apparently those posting on this thread don't want to read what you posted.


One could definitely argue that even though they are not moving jobs to Mexico, the fact that they are creating new jobs there, instead of here, is almost as bad for Americans looking for good jobs.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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Keeping Mexicans in Mexico doesn't mean we have to send all our jobs there so they don't want to come here.

I suppose the ones who will still want to will be sneaking into America in the trunks of all the cars coming across the boarder. Ford plans to increase profits by charging for the ride, all trunks will now come with refrigerators and portapotties. and an inside mechanism to open the trunk.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

When you give the rate for hourly UAW wage, are you adding in the costs of their contracted benefits too? Those make their real hourly wages quite a bit higher.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

So , I guess Ford is not to Worried about Paying an Import Tax to Sell their Economy Cars in the U.S. come 2017 ? Hmm...
edit on 15-9-2016 by Zanti Misfit because: spelling



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 10:25 PM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: Bluntone22

So , I guess Ford is not to Worried about Paying an Import Tax to Sell their Economy Cars in the U.S. come 2017 ? Hmm...


Maybe they aren't worried about selling their small cars in the US anymore.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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When I see stories like this I can only wonder what people would have thought about this a hundred years ago. Our former and current elected representatives have sold their souls. That can be the only explanation for our current business environment in the United States. They gave it all away.


It is a calculation problem. Businesses have to stay afloat. People want cheaper goods. Reducing the cost of production answers both needs.

If you want something to point the finger at, calculate the cost of taxation.



posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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Tariffs are a socialist solution. If you want the USA to become socialist, go all the way with tariffs.

The best solution is free market capitalism. It will mean the USA loses some jobs, but gains others. If the fight between manufacturers becomes a race to the bottom of the wages barrel, developing and third world countries will always win. Tariffs aren't going to do fix that.

Let corporations compete as much as they like. Offer them low taxes to entice local investment. Don't strangle them with environmental laws. Don't cripple their production costs with anti-pollution legislation. Don't hit them with anti-capitalist tariffs. Don't encourage them compete on price. Give them incentives to compete on quality.
edit on 19/9/2016 by MongolianPaellaFish because: added some other stuffs...



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