From Greg Gardner and Brent Snavely at Detroit Free Prss
“Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States,” Fields said at a daylong investor conference in Dearborn.
The news sparked a fresh round of criticism of Ford from Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was campaigning in Flint on Wednesday.
Related: Trump takes credit for the timing of Ford’s Mexico announcement
“We shouldn’t allow it to happen. They’ll make their cars, they’ll employ thousands of people, not from this country, and they’ll sell their car across the border,” Trump said during his visit. “When we send our jobs out of Michigan, we’re also sending our tax base.” More.
Reality check: So long, and thanks for all the fish. CEO Fields claims, in response to Trump, that Ford is replacing small cars with two “exciting new products” but “However, Fields stopped short of saying what those vehicles will be.” Believe it if you want (to be on welfare).
All the Americans will end up with, apart from welfare, is their Vote (along with assorted other types of citizen, living and dead.) All systems have weaknesses that eventually kill them, and the one adult, one vote system in the United States is now exposing its deadly flaw.
After a certain tipping point of dependence on government, value systems change. Grievance replaces pride. Entitlement replaces industry. Shakedown replaces initiative. But just give out free pot and oxycontin and let people buy lottery tickets with their EBT cards and – within a gen or two – no one will know any different. Maybe it had to go this way.
See also: JK Rowlings attacked for not making Sirius Black gay Among people with nothing to do all day and all day to do it in, this type of thing will increasingly be the big news.