Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in Michigan due to Trump policies

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  1. Dutch

    Dutch Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Ford Motor Company on Tuesday announced plans to cancel the building of a $1.3 billion plant in Mexico and instead invest $700 million in a Michigan assembly plant, directly tying the decision to “pro-growth policies” championed by President-elect Donald Trump.

    Trump had previously been critical of Ford’s plans to build in Mexico.

    CEO Mark Fields, speaking at an event at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, said the policies that Trump “and the new Congress have indicated they will pursue” were vital to the company’s decision.

    “We believe these tax and regulatory reforms are necessary to boost U.S. competitiveness,” Fields said.

    The investment in the Flat Rock plant is set to create 700 jobs, according to Fields.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...invest-in-michigan-due-to-trump-policies.html

    And Trump is not even President yet. I bet, Obama is scratching his head... WTF did I do wrong and why nobody did this during my presidency?

    Or, perhaps, Obama will find a way to take credit for this?
     
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    WertyFArmer Well-Known Member

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    But, but, but.........awe screw it, he's on to something <----- what the left must be thinking.


    lol. I knew his policies would help, but am a bit stunned at the pace.
     
  3. Balto

    Balto Well-Known Member

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    Ford, like other companies, are trying to reap in the spotlight right now over Trump.

    And yes, Obama does get credit for it. Thanks for asking.
     
  4. Brewskier

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    It'll be interesting to watch how the left tries to shoot this one down. Somehow this will be a bad thing, they would have preferred those jobs going to Mexico.

    It's not a surprise to many of us that a pro-business leader is helping to turn things around. Businesses don't want to feel attacked by their Government, which is what Obama was all about.
     
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    HAHAHA Obama gets this credit, you must be joking. Trump is full of wining.
     
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    Brewskier Well-Known Member

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    Oh? How does Obama get credit? You just admitted they did this because of Trump.
     
  7. The Mello Guy

    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

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    Now if only trumps policies could get Trump to move the jobs he outsourced...telling he doesn't even have enough faith in his own policies.
     
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    Ford seems to have enough faith in his policies. That matters more, I think.

    Hopefully this will be the pattern that follows Trump into his Presidency. The left won't like it, but American workers will.
     
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    Liberals don't like it when other union liberals get to keep their jobs because credit would go to a republican.
     
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    They'd rather have American jobs be lost than have a Republican get credit for anything good.
     
  11. Dutch

    Dutch Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Indeed, we all are, Lefties be Teh most :)

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    <Mod Edit- rule 2/3>

    "directly tying the decision to &#8220;pro-growth policies&#8221; championed by President-elect Donald Trump".

    Give credit to whom ever. Ford is giving Trump the credit.

    CEO Mark Fields, speaking at an event at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, said the policies that Trump &#8220;and the new Congress have indicated they will pursue&#8221; were vital to the company&#8217;s decision.

    &#8220;We believe these tax and regulatory reforms are necessary to boost U.S. competitiveness,&#8221; Fields said.

    Tuesday's announcement was the latest in a string of pre-inauguration successes for Trump in the manufacturing sector.

    In early December, air conditioner and furnace maker Carrier agreed to stay in Indiana after weeks of negotiations headed by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. The decision reportedly saved about 700 jobs that would have been shifted to Mexico.

    Later in the month, wireless provider Sprint and Internet company OneWeb announced they would be adding thousands of jobs in the U.S. Both companies are controlled by SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, who had previously met with Trump.
     
  13. RP12

    RP12 Well-Known Member

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    Trump was under the same regulations and policies as those he was competing against.. He is trying to change said regulations and policies.. ITs like claiming someone forced to pay for insurance they dont want supports Obamacare.
     
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    Dutch Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    He's off to a good start, is not he? And Trump' not even a president yet.

    Remember this?

    [video=youtube_share;P36x8rTb3jI]http://youtu.be/P36x8rTb3jI[/video]

    Feel the difference? I sure can.
     
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    TrackerSam Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Somebody stop him. He's acting presidential and making Obama look bad.
     
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    Maybe he should get another peace prize!
     
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    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

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    So they haven't changed yet business should take him at his word that they will change, even if he won't show the same confidence that they will? Why should business trust change will occur when trump won't lead by example?
     
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    The Mello Guy Well-Known Member

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    They have more faith than he does he apparently
     
  19. RP12

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    He is leading by example by pushing for change.. You know that word you guys love. Seems these companies actually believe him.
     
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    Now now guys be fair about this.

    Without Obama's incompetence and racism we never would have been able to elect Trump so technically the liberals are right. (no pun intended)
     
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    I love it, but I thought unions were the problem?

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    But why doesn't he believe himself?
     
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    How doesnt he? He isnt going to lead his company anymore... You are getting desperate to find fault Mello.. Hilary lost. Obama is exposed for being a temper tantrum waiting to happen... Good time to be alive.
     
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    Sounds about right, lead from behind and when something goes right, claim credit, when it goes bad, blame someone else. That pretty much sums up the Obama Presidency.
     
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    When did Trump "move jobs"?
     
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    looks like Trump is off to a damn good start for his term
     

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