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Post time 2016-11-22 09:16:38 |Display all floors
It's wages. So, how many American consumers will volunteer to pay thousands of dollars more for a Focus just to make sure it's built in the USA? Any volunteers to show how bad free trade is?
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JFenix Post time: 2016-11-22 05:27
Its all about our companies not wanting to pay US wages.  Has nothing to do with american workers. ...

Your joking right?
Made in America is something you stay away from poor quality. Take Jeep for example the worst brand to buy for quality in Australia

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Post time 2016-11-22 14:59:54 |Display all floors
dusty1 Post time: 2016-11-22 13:44
Your joking right?
Made in America is something you stay away from poor quality. Take Jeep for exa ...

Why else would tey have gone belly up!

General Motors;  based in Detroit, was one of the biggest car manufacturing company’s of the world. After receiving good government financial aid, the company came back on track.

Delphi;   created as a spin off to GM. It was one of the largest auto parts manufacturers in USA, but eventually it was discovered to have been a ploy deliberately set up so that a large number of layoffs could be carried out without anyone suspecting the role of GM.

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Post time 2016-11-22 19:57:04 |Display all floors
Cars.com just released its annual American-Made Index for cars, timed for Fourth of July week. At first glance, the list seems bizarre. Seven of the top 10 aren’t what your grandfather would think of when discussing the importance of “buying American” and yelling at you to put down your iPhone while he’s teaching you how to change the oil.

Instead, the list is dominated by Hondas and Toyotas: Numbers 2 through 6 are, respectively, the Toyota Camry, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tundra, and Toyota Avalon. The only American brands on the list are the Ford F-150 (#1), Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (#7), and Dodge SRT Viper (#10). And while Dodge is a traditional American brand, some would argue that it, too, is not really an American company because it’s part of the newly merged Fiat Chrysler, headquartered in London.
So what gives? Well, as Cars.com explains, its index is derived partly from the “percentage of parts considered domestic under federal regulations” used in vehicles. To be considered, at least 75% of a vehicle’s parts must be domestic. Cars must also be assembled in the country, and of course be available for sale in the country, to make the cut.

Whether or not the logo on the vehicle is “American” or “foreign” doesn’t matter. Neither does the location of the automaker’s headquarters.

What the curious index brings to light is how complicated it is today for a consumer to buy truly “American-made” products of any kind—and cars in particular. What with outsourcing, globalization, and complex trade rules, we increasingly live in a world in which no single country can claim to be the sole producer of any product. A vehicle can be built with parts that originate in Mexico, be assembled in Canada, and still be considered an American product, with some legitimacy.
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Post time 2016-11-24 04:30:14 |Display all floors
Ted180 Post time: 2016-11-22 09:16
It's wages. So, how many American consumers will volunteer to pay thousands of dollars more for a Fo ...

Wages is just one component, albeit a big one. If you separate the retirement funds and health insurance contributions from the total package, it adds another big component. Compliance and litigation costs are other significant factors.

I can understand the financial reasons behind Ford's decision to relocate the small car production line to Mexico. Same applies to Carrier Airconditionings  (a unit of United Technologies ) relocating to Mexico.
I do understand and empathise with the plight of the employees who lost or stand to lose their jobs because of these factors, the US government and the CEOs have not drawn up "sunset clauses" for the manufacturing industries that help the business to transition to another industry or workers to re-train and re-locate.

I do not believe Trump can repeal of simply abandon NAFTA, it will signal to the world that it cannot trust USAnian integrity. That said, Trump can negotiate addenda to NAFTA. Mexico should just baulk or drag out the process.


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Post time 2016-11-27 11:47:05 |Display all floors
JFenix Post time: 2016-11-22 05:27
Its all about our companies not wanting to pay US wages.  Has nothing to do with american workers. ...

If they are not competetive on productivity, others will.

Yes it has to do with them. Very much so.
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