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The Ford Motor Co. is paying Tea Partiers to protest against the Detroit car manufacturers at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Citizens For Legitimate Government has learned.
In December 2008, Ford did not take any government auto bailout money unlike its Detroit-based competitors, General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC. Ford set up $23.5 billion worth of credit in 2006.
Ford is paying the Tea Party protesters in order to increase their market share through brand loyalty.
Opposing factions of demonstrators braved chilly weather and light snow outside the Detroit auto show on Monday to protest taxpayer-funded bailouts, or the neglect of American workers -- depending on which side of the street you stood