Ford Will Set Up Plant In Michigan And Cancels To Build One In Mexico
Election has just ended, and the candidate and representative for the Republican party, who tends to act in a manner that is very xenophobic towards the Mexican populace in particular, has secured their place in the oval office for the next 4 years.
This undeniable quality is sure to affect the business decisions of several large corporations, given the pro-business nature of the Republican party as well as the collective of conservative ideology. The issue is, he’s already influencing large businesses, and the guy hasn’t even been inaugurated yet!
Mark Fields, CEO of Ford, announced this week that the large truck corporation would be relocating one of their manufacturing plants from within Mexico to Flat Rock, Michigan.
The CEO said, when considering the decision to relocate, “We look at all the factors, and our view is we see a more positive U.S. manufacturing business environment under president elect Trump and the pro-growth policies and proposals that he is talking about, so this is a vote of confidence for President-elect Trump and some of the policies that they may be pursuing.”
In other words, Ford thought to themselves, “How can we kiss up to the bluntly pro-business-sighted president elect as much as possible so that he’ll pass policy to benefit us when he takes office?”
And to top it all off, Vice Chairman of Ford Motors Bill Ford called Trump and his VP Mike Pence Tuesday morning to notify the presidential duo of the decision. It sounds like an awkward teenage boy bragging to his parents about how he made an average grade on his last test: A solid 2 people care to the extent he’s seeking recognition for.
The goal of a corporation is to gain profits, and minimize expenditures. That being said, and from a patriotically industrial standpoint, this decision makes all the sense in the world: Americans need jobs, even if it means a factory jobs, and we as a nation should be less dependent on other nations to manufacture goods we need such as vehicles, so we might as well make them ourselves.
But doesn’t it make more sense from a philanthropic standpoint to give another nation jobs, which would ultimately only increase their GDP per capita, and could potentially lead to a more financially stable nation? Viva la Ford, I suppose.