The American people in the middle of a historic economic down turn bail out GM, how does GM repay the American people? Expand their production in Mexico. Somebody please explain to me how the stimulus and bailout of GM is saving US Jobs. August 3rd GM announced its plans to invest close to $500 million in its Ramos Arizpe plant in northern Mexico to produce a new line of engines as well as a new vehicle.
The government now owns 61% of GM, so I’m trying to figure out how expanding plants in Mexico keeps US unemployment under 8% as promised. I just don’t get it. Why did we bail out GM, if its expansion is going to be in Mexico not the US. Maybe it’s because Government Motors doesn’t want to hire illegal Mexicans in the US, so to hire them at significantly less than a UAW worker, they are expanding in Mexico. That way the Mexicans they hire are not illegal, and they can pay them what they would pay an illegal in the States, and avoid all that messy UAW employment rules.
It’s funny how Kia just opened a new plant in Georgia, that’s making money and crossovers with 10 year warranty. Isn’t it odd how foreign car companies have expanded in America; Hyundai and Mercedes are making cars in Alabama, and BMW in building sports cars in South Carolina, but GM expands in Mexico. If Kia, BMW, Mercedes, and Hyundai think building plants in the USA without federal government funding is profitable, why doesn’t GM with government funding think they can be profitable manufacturing in the USA? If they thought that they could then wouldn’t they be building and expanding in the USA. Obviously there is something I don’t understand.
Somebody explain to me in the middle of a recession why the government owned car company is expanding in a foreign country. I don’t care how good GM vehicles become, as long as they are owned by the government, and keep expanding in foreign countries abandoning the American worker I won’t buy their product. I’d rather buy a Kia, BMW, Hyundai, or Mercedes, foreign companies that are willing to invest in America, than a GM product made by a company investing in Mexico.