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originally posted by: ROBOTNINJADRAGON
Is Trump's idea that companies that sell to the US should not be able to sell to anyone else in the world?
Reading this, it's hard to imagine the Mexico plant being for anything other than the foreign countries themselves, while the USA gets it's own entire plant.
What more could you ask for? They literally built a plant within our land, do they just do that for every country? No? Are they not allowed to own two plants?
This makes me angry. If the Germans retaliate and the SC plant closes and Trump loses American jobs, it will just be one more reason to be ashamed. But I doubt that will happen, still, we're just pissing in the wind here.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: makemap
We should hold tougher standards on U.S. manufacturers than foreign ones? I think not. That mentality has contributed to the overall situation in the U.S. in the first place.
originally posted by: Nyiah
a reply to: nwtrucker
Higher standards for us doesn't mean no standards for them, either That's really a muddled area at best, IMO. At what point is a newly built foreign company's plant no longer considered foreign? What criteria is the point of no return? If they're projected to continue operating at a loss and see no viable way of making it work in the US, are they not free to close up shop & leave?
We cannot treat it like an all or nothing plant building gamble, because that's bound to scare more foreigners off than invite. We need to avoid sending them running, there's a fine degree of leniency there that builds predictability and stability with that influx of foreign money that we need to suss out.
in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics."