Our final post regarding the politics of Ford’s recent announcement to move mostly all of their small car assembly plants to Mexico includes a different viewpoint than before and a conclusion drawn based on the recent research done on behalf of your Collinsville Ford Dealership near Caseyville IL. First off, here what Ford has to say on behalf of your local new Ford Dealership in Collinsville, “Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, said Ford is a global automotive company that builds cars where it makes the most sense for the business. He confirmed that the new plant would build small cars starting in 2018. ‘We’ve talked about improving our small-car profitability and this is an important part of that,’ he said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press.”
From a political perspective, if you want companies to stop moving their business elsewhere, you can either penalize the action, which is what Trump is proposing, or you can incentivize the inaction. I am a positive reinforcement kind of person, so to think that slapping their hand is the answer, to me, is counterproductive, especially if you claim to be a member of a party that strongly discourages big government. Also, why are we punishing someone or ones for doing what is best for the health of their business in the first place? I don’t get it.
If, instead, you create a climate that makes staying here better for them, then logic says it will create change in the right direction and all are satisfied. I know, based on common sense as well as recent research done on behalf of your Collinsville Certified Ford Dealer near Caseyville, that it may not be a quick solution, but a simple one, it seems to be. It is also not a new thing “Auto and other manufacturing jobs having been moving south for years. Mexican auto production more than doubled in the past decade, and the consulting firm IHS Automotive expects it to rise another 50 percent to just under 5 million by 2022. U.S. production is expected to increase only 3 percent, to 12.2 million vehicles, in the next 7 years.” Let’s hope someone can get it turned around for the sake of our country and her people.