"I'm sorry if you can't see the difference between calling them drunks and drug addicts vs. respecting the hard work they do. The others is just business."
At the GM Coldwater Rd the Superintendant of receiving pull a gun on a GMI student at a manager meeting because the student was setting in his chair.
"Don't forget 12 or 13 million mexicans in the USA drawing welfare and medicals thanks to democrats buying votes."
They wasn't paid enough to keep them in Mexico. NAFTA will correct that.
"So your answer would be to put up barriers to trade. OK. Do you you think there would be a retaliatory response from Mexico and the World Court? That would be a clear violation of NAFTA. "
Wow, a violation of NAFTA . American Truckers don't have the same standards for their as the Mexican truckers coming to American..
Pilot" program favors NAFTA compliance over safety and environmental
concerns. During Bush's second term, his administration worked with the
Mexican government to finalize a controversial pilot program for
Mexico-domiciled trucks to be allowed access - despite ongoing safety
concerns.85 A bipartisan coalition in Congress intervened, setting specific
safety and environmental conditions that had to be met before the program
could go into effect. In response, a private Mexican association of truck
drivers launched a case against the United States under the investor-state
privileges of NAFTA, demanding $6 billion in damages from U.S. taxpayers for
their representatives' failure to implement.
"My solution is to fix the real cause of the issue as painful as it would be. That is to take American wages down to where they would be competitive with the landed cost of products from the rest of the world."
You talking from the top all the way to the bottom wages. Remember we want to be fair.
Who do you think will pay off our Debt? Mexicans right
"Ford took another major step in that direction just today by announcing that they would be doubling Mexican production"
To have earnings in Mexico don't they have to have sales there?
And on the other side Ford is pulling out of Japan because they was only able to sell 5,000.in 2015
"Question: What do you believe is the root cause of our trade balance issue with Mexico, and what would you do about it if you were king for a day?"
Can we export new vehicles to Mexico? GM couldn't export vehicles produce in Mexico to Asian
No. If I was King exports from Mexico that exceed sales in Mexico would have a tax on them. Some way we have to replace out lost tax base. There would have to be currency values tied to all trade deals.
American taxpayers are paying to keep American all over the world. China, Japan, Mexico, Korea and Germany worker don't pay.
You know GM can't own anything in China, but China can own anything they want here.
"You just make this stuff up don't you? I am entirely supportive of autoworkers."
Now isn't this a joke his job was to see how fast he could move them to Mexico. While the American factories was old and run down he was building new ones in Mexico. Yet GM ran out of money in late 2008 and 2009 when Energy prices peak and no credit to sell their profit makers
Since 50% of America taxpayer jobs that are now in Mexico, the Mexican Government has agreed to replace 50% of our troops worldwide with theirs and cover the cost by taxing foreign companies doing business in Mexico
Even the news wires didn't pick up much less the TV media.
SHANGHAI – In January, retail sales by General Motors and its joint ventures in China were up 7.3 percent year over year to a record 421,023 vehicles, as Buick posted its best-ever monthly sales. Demand benefited from the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday in early February.
Buick sales in January grew 39 percent from a year earlier to 138,907 units. Monthly sales of the brand exceeded 130,000 units for the first time, led by the Excelle GT and Envision SUV. Sales of the Envision more than doubled last month year over year.
“This year, GM and our joint ventures will continue to offer an unmatched choice of products across market segments along with new services to meet the needs of China’s car buyers,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “Our new models, such as the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Malibu XL, will be strong additions to our portfolio.”
"Try not to be an a**hole Jeye. I love my kids every bit as much as you do. "
Then think about the debt we are putting on them and their children
I only have one ID but it seems you are getting more thumbs down on this issue.
"Are you against NAFTA because it hurts the US?"
Wow this was a long time coming. Yes it hurts America like most of the trade deals. If if wasn't, our imbalance of trade wouldn't be $43 billion plus a month. You can't balance a check book that way.
"and you don't even realize it. wngr's experience and knowledge so completely trumps whatever you have in your hand, every time."
Do some kissing he may need it.
"Our son has been to the plants many times."
( So your own family is perpetuating this act of treason? Have you taken him out of your will?)
No he sold them tooling and robots that was made in Michigan. GM even wanted him for his welding process.
" Yea, me too when I went down there. In fact when I went to Mexico City for meetings at GM Mexico Headquarters, we were picked up in armored Suburbans and escorted by GM Security that carried automatic weapons."
Yep a cost GM didn't have here in America.
"Don't you think the Mexicans deserve a break and get a few more better paying jobs so that they don't have to live like that?"
Many American died to make America what is today. You should leave your estate to Mexico when the time comes. Ours will go to our children
"Tell me what you think is unfair about NAFTA. It removes all barriers to trade for all the participants. It may seem unfair to the average UAW worker because it takes away the tariffs and provides for free enterprise. But will you agree that for American consumers it is lowering prices?"
Where have you been I just posted NAFTA the Broken Promise
"If you ask the Mexicans they will say that it entirely fair"
I guess you must be in the 15% bracket
53 percent of Americans believe the United States should "do whatever is necessary" to "renegotiate" or "leave" NAFTA, while only 15 percent believe the United States should "continue to be a member of NAFTA.
The export of subsidized U.S. corn did increase, displacing over one million Mexican campesino farmers. Their desperate migration pushed down wages in Mexico’s border maquiladora factory zone and contributed to a doubling of Mexican immigration to the United States.
Have a good day
"When was the last time you were in Mexico? I have visited 21 plants down therein the past 5 years."
I was in Mexico last Tuesday, to bad Yahoo won't let post a picture of a Mexican school or what the children are doing during lunch. Our son has been to the plants many times. He got picked up at the Airport.
"The UAW has taken advantage of their membership for so long it's just a travesty. Then, to have someone like Jeye start regurgitating the same propaganda is too much for me. It shows me that the union deception has worked."
What I say has nothing to do about the UAW ,its about America and its downfall.Now that everyone is in Mexico, how much advantage does that give GM? Now it get back to which company manages the best like the 70"s, 80''s and 90's. With you trade wasn't ever unfair it was always the UAW fault .
In 1993, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was sold to the American public with grand promises. NAFTA would create tens of thousands of good jobs here. U.S. farmers would export their way to wealth. NAFTA would bring Mexico’s standard of living up, providing new economic opportunities there that would reduce immigration to the United States.
NAFTA was an experiment, establishing a radically new "trade" agreement model. It exploded the boundaries of past trade pacts, which had focused narrowly on cutting tariffs and quotas. In contrast, NAFTA contained chapters that created new privileges and protections for foreign investors; required the three countries to waive domestic procurement preferences, such as Buy American; limited regulation of services, such as trucking and banking; extended medicine patent monopolies and limited food and product safety standards and border inspection.
After nineteen years of NAFTA, we can measure its actual outcomes. The grand promises made by proponents remain unfulfilled. Many outcomes are exactly the opposite of what was promised. Many U.S. firms used the new investor protections to relocate production to Mexico to take advantage of its low wages and weak environmental standards and to attack NAFTA countries’ environmental and health laws in foreign tribunals. Over $340 million in compensation to investors has been extracted from NAFTA governments via these "investor-state" challenges.
Pilot" program favors NAFTA compliance over safety and environmental concerns. During Bush’s second term, his administration worked with the Mexican government to finalize a controversial pilot program for Mexico-domiciled trucks to be allowed access – despite ongoing safety concerns.85 A bipartisan coalition in Congress intervened, setting specific safety and environmental conditions that had to be met before the program could go into effect. In response, a private Mexican association of truck drivers launched a case against the United States under the investor-state privileges of NAFTA, demanding $6 billion in damages from U.S. taxpayers for their representatives’ failure to implement the
But America is still the World defenders at a cost of Our taxpayers.
Huge new NAFTA trade deficit emerges. The U.S. trade deficit with Canada of $29.1 billion and the $2.5 billion surplus with Mexico in 1993 (the year before NAFTA took effect) turned into a combined NAFTA trade deficit of $181 billion by 2012.11 This represents an increase in the "NAFTA deficit" of 580 percent. These are inflation-adjusted numbers, meaning the difference is not due to inflation, but an increase in the deficit in real terms. The U.S. deficit with NAFTA partners Mexico and Canada has worsened considerably more than the U.S. deficit with countries with which we have not signed NAFTA-style deals. Since NAFTA, the average annual growth of the U.S. trade deficit has been 45 percent higher with Mexico and Canada than with countries that are not party to a NAFTA-style trade pact.12 Defenders of NAFTA argue that the NAFTA deficit is really only oil imports. Although oil accounts for a substantial portion of the trade deficit with Canada and Mexico, the oil share of the trade deficit with Canada and Mexico actually declined from 77 percent in 1993 to 55 percent in 2012.13
"There was a gain for GM against the peso, not a loss"
Now that the Mexican Government is being help by Foreign Auto manufacturers, maybe they will replace our troops in Japan, Korea and Germany so we can lower our wages here.