CNN: Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in 'vote of confidence' in Trump

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  1. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Hmm. Nothing is ever that simple, but it certainly is good for the country and economy to have more people employed in a decent job.
     
  2. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    But they are still moving the Focus to an existing plant in Mexico. So is this really a win? I mean the article claims most of this new funding is for electric vehicles (as Ford is finally seeing the writing on the wall) and self driving cars. Are Americans really ready to buy a Hybrid Mustang?
     
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    Where are you in the glass half-full / glass half-empty debate?
     
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    I bet it is some kind of bargain related amount, something to make both the UAW's and the administration happy. It's also good on PR.
    700 direct jobs could also lead to many more, we shall see. For now I am happy that 700 Americans will have a job.
     
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    I'll take 100% full or 100% empty or nothing./sarcasm
     
  7. zin macrumors 6502

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    They say it was a business decision and there is no formal agreement.

    The informal agreement is 'if you move those jobs to Mexico, I will slap a tariff on your cars and nobody will buy them.'
     
  8. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    it's a FORD
    Fix
    Or
    Repair
    Daily

    few people buy them :p
     
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    You wouldn't hear me complain about getting a Porsche 918. That's one mean hybrid!
     
  10. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Naturally a pessimist. I have been trying to be more optimistic recently...
     
  11. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Be happy. A pessimist is just a well-informed optimist.
     
  12. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Good to see.
    Looking forward to more of these types ;)
     
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    Ah yes --

    Optimist.jpg
     
  14. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    The sad part is the cars (at least the Focus) are still going to Mexico. They are adding 700 jobs to build cars that may or may not be seen for another 2 to 5 years (unless they show the Hybrid Mustang this year).
     
  15. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    It's always full.

    Sometimes it's filled with only air.
     
  16. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    what if it's in space?
     
  17. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Then it's filled with dark energy.
     
  18. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Does it taste good?
     
  19. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Tastes great; not too filling. :)
     
  20. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Mexico is already paying for the wall, they just don't know it yet.
     
  21. shinji macrumors 65816

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    The non-existent wall that Trump isn't really going to build, that is.
     
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    700 isn't a lot for an economy but it is plenty for politics.
     
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    Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it was cancelling plans for a new US$1.6 billion plant in Mexico, and will, instead, invest $700 million in an expansion of its facility in Flat Rock, Mich.

    Does that help with your analysis?
     
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    Those construction jobs are not permanent./ sarcasm
     

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