Ross Perot was right, can you hear that sucking sound now?
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The recession has proven to be a convenient excuse for many corporations to lay off American Workers and ship their jobs overseas. Ross Perot tried then to warn the people of what he knew was going to happen with the implementation of NAFTA, for which he was ridiculed at the time. I do not hear many people laughing now.

"1,100 FULL TIME JOBS LOST TO MEXICO, WHIRLPOOL LEAVING EVANSVILLE"

"LAKE MILLS, Iowa — Cummins Filtration in Lake Mills, Iowa, announced plans to cut about 400 jobs at the Lake Mills plant and shift them to San Luis Potosi, Mexico."

"On July 1, Electrolux opened its new plant in Juarez, Mexico. It is one of two plants expected to take over production when the company closes the world's largest refrigerator factory in Greenville early next year. The other is in Anderson, S.C.
Electrolux's shutdown of the Greenville plant at 635 W. Charles St. will leave more than 2,700 people without jobs."

"Eyewitness News is investigating vanishing jobs in the Triangle area. We've discovered 2007 is shaping up to be a bad year for people in the Triangle. By analyzing a state employment database, we've discovered that nearly a thousand people are losing their jobs to Mexico."

"As part of the restructuring, Avon has apparently decided that moving jobs to Mexico will save them a ton of money. Avon Products will eliminate 1,200 positions — 2.8 percent of its overall work force — by 2013 as part of a reorganization."

"Hershey to Cut 1,500 Jobs, Open Mexico Facility"

"On Tuesday, United Auto Workers (UAW) officials announced that auto parts-maker American Axle will close its Detroit-Hamtramck factory—the largest of its US facilities—and lay off between 500 and 600 workers. UAW officials claim these jobs are being moved to Mexico."

"Honeywell International Inc. is planning to move 5,000 aerospace division jobs offshore over the next five years, according to internal documents that outline the company’s global development strategy."

"Trade hawks hunting for the corporate villains behind the flight of U.S. manufacturing jobs to Mexico might find General Electric a handy target.
In the 14 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement dismantled most barriers to trade and investment between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, GE has sent thousands of U.S. jobs making everything from refrigerators to electric meters to Mexico."
Posted 9/4/15 , edited 9/4/15
i thought that was the sound of his respirator
Posted 9/4/15 , edited 9/4/15
Oh no, not another thread that I couldn't contribute positively to if I tried. :c

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Posted 9/4/15
I did say that mexico is going to become increasingly important to America on that Donald Trump thread. Mexico is actually one to watch in the coming years.
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Posted 9/4/15
I wonder what Perot is up to these days?
I'm surprised he isn't more involved in politics.
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Yup, there's just a ton of businesses dying to relocate to Juarez. The welcome wagon there is still a work in progress.
Posted 9/4/15
Honestly, I don't see much profit gain from that. There is tons of violence and the gangs tend to destroy factories for some reason... No idea why. Maybe some nationalism left over.
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Another one is container ships now using the Mexican ports to get unloaded faster and cheaper and the loads coming into the USA that way. They save a lot of money this way.
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VZ68 wrote:

Another one is container ships now using the Mexican ports to get unloaded faster and cheaper and the loads coming into the USA that way. They save a lot of money this way.


Odd, post is above another post...
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Posted 9/4/15
I blame the citizens rather than the corporations tbh.
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