WELL, WELL, WELL ~ Looks like Mexico is paying for a new Wall after all. Within weeks of winning his election U.S. President-Elect Trump convinced American icon car builder Ford Motor Company to cancel investing 1.6 billion U.S. dollars for a small car plant to be built in Mexico. This was on top of saving at least 800 Carrier Air Conditioner jobs in America last November. Mexico is feeling today what it’s like to lose jobs because of politics. One does not have to build a concrete Wall to stop Mexico’s abuse of U.S. immigration and business openness. Trump can simply Wall off business with Mexico. Trump did it. Good for him.
Mexico cannot have it both ways. It cannot push its least educated, lowest skilled people, who too often are criminals, to take jobs and live, and even collect federal government benefits in the USA, while at the same time take America’s factory jobs for its workers in Mexico. This rip off will stop! Go Trump! How do we help?
Ford CEO Mark Fields said Ford’s move was a “vote of confidence for President-elect Trump.” Fields also said Ford would keep production of a plant in Louisiana rather than move those jobs to Mexico too. What really happened is that Mr. Trump told Americans not to buy any Ford if it was made in Mexico. If we did we’d pay a massive 35% import tax. No thanks. We will do what Trump says. We will buy no Ford cars made in Mexico.
Factory workers in Mexico are paid cheap wages, usually without benefits. All workers on both sides of any Wall to be built are currently exploited by corporations and politicians in both countries. Workers on both sides of the American-Mexican borders should be united, not fighting each other. Where are the workers’ unions now?
Cynthia Neu McCluskey, DeplorableFriends.com 800-955-9942