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Scuttled Ford plant has Mexico fearing more under Trump
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Posted on 01/04/2017 1:21:47 PM PST by springwater13

"Mexico loses thousands of jobs with no word on a clear strategy for confronting the next U.S. government which has presented itself as protectionist and, especially, anti-Mexican," the paper wrote. "Trump will try to recover as many U.S. companies that have set up in Mexico as possible. He will try to make them return at whatever cost, through threats or using public resources."

"Ford's decision is indicative of what awaits the economies of both countries," the daily La Jornada said. "For ours a severe decrease in investment from our neighboring country, and for the U.S. a notable increase in their production costs."

Hope said more decisions like Ford's are likely to come. And while the loss of a single planned plant probably does not fundamentally change the U.S.-Mexico economic relationship, "it certainly shows that the idea that the status quo was entrenched was false."

"This should put us on notice that when he says that he wants to renegotiate NAFTA, he means it," Hope said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Mexico; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: automakers; ford; fordmotor; manufacturing; mexico; nafta
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1 posted on 01/04/2017 1:21:47 PM PST by springwater13
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Good!


2 posted on 01/04/2017 1:23:00 PM PST by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: springwater13

Mexico has much to fear. Their fear is a good thing.

Their misguided arrogance is about to stop.


3 posted on 01/04/2017 1:23:04 PM PST by T-Bone Texan
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Mexico needs to invest in a wall. Then they need to allow Americans to own land there. Then they need to make English the major language.


4 posted on 01/04/2017 1:23:47 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: springwater13

Just remember my FRiends, unconstitutional federal acts under Trump that seem to favor the Right (”feel good tyranny”) should be shunned as much as belligerent unconstitutional federal acts like those under Obama.

Protectionist tariffs, though not advisable, are not unconstitutional. I don’t know of any unconstitutional federal acts contemplated under Trump yet, but federal interference with business market decisions are generally unconstitutional.

Remember, it was Bush who greased the skids for Obama. So often it is a GOP President who unconstitutionally grows the feds in a “feel-good” way. But as we should all know, tyranny sooner or later becomes oppressive and miserable.

To clarify, unconstitutional acts of the feds are by definition acts of tyranny.


5 posted on 01/04/2017 1:24:07 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: springwater13
He will try to make them return at whatever cost, through threats or using public resources.

I hope this is scare-mongering or exaggeration. He talked of reducing regulations as the inducement at rallies.

6 posted on 01/04/2017 1:24:16 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: springwater13

Cue the tiny violins.


7 posted on 01/04/2017 1:24:23 PM PST by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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8 posted on 01/04/2017 1:24:26 PM PST by GraceG (Only a fool works hard in an environment where hard work is not appreciated...)
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To: springwater13

The liberal press has been falling over itself to insist that Trump had nothing whatsoever to do with Ford’s decision to make its cars in the US.


9 posted on 01/04/2017 1:24:56 PM PST by madprof98
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To: springwater13

I’d say that’s a good down payment on the wall.


10 posted on 01/04/2017 1:25:42 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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After 30 years of aiding and abetting the illegal alien invasion of our country, aided by our own elected officials, Mexico should be fearing US.


11 posted on 01/04/2017 1:25:46 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents)
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Pro-USA is NOT Anti-Mexican.


12 posted on 01/04/2017 1:26:10 PM PST by Mr. K ( Trump kicked her ass 2-to-1 if you remove all the voter fraud.)
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Well if we get the 20% of our recreational drug using citizens to stop it, Mexico could be great again also.


13 posted on 01/04/2017 1:26:45 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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Take all that cartel cash and start your own damn car companies.


14 posted on 01/04/2017 1:26:52 PM PST by Eddie01 (Tagline Removed by Moderator)
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BOOO HOOO (weeping noises)WAHHHHHHHHH (gasp)...

My give a damn is all out.


15 posted on 01/04/2017 1:26:54 PM PST by Jay Thomas (If not for my faith in Christ, I would despair.)
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To: Jim 0216
Protectionist tariffs are constitutional and desperately needed at this time.

Fixed it.

16 posted on 01/04/2017 1:27:03 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: springwater13

and for the U.S. a notable increase in their production costs.”...

Uh, no.

You don’t need third world labor to make a nice profit.


17 posted on 01/04/2017 1:28:12 PM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Paladin2

...and provide sanctuary cities for Americans illegally in their country taking their jobs.


18 posted on 01/04/2017 1:28:20 PM PST by Eddie01 (Tagline Removed by Moderator)
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To: springwater13

Good. Fear is good.


19 posted on 01/04/2017 1:29:11 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (GO TRUMP! Drain the swamp!)
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To: springwater13
Mexico doesn't listen

NAFTA....Be Gone!!

20 posted on 01/04/2017 1:29:14 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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