Ford is giving up on making small cars in the United States and plans to move production of its Focus compact cars from the Wayne factory to a new plant under construction in Mexico. There is no doubt that Nafta has played a role in the migration of many American manufacturing jobs to Mexico in the last 22 years. Before the trade agreement, United States automakers barely had a presence in Mexico. Now, Mexico’s car-making work force is about 675,000 strong, according to the Mexican auto industry’s trade association” NYT.
675,000 Mexican Jobs. Want jobs in America; agree to work for Mexican wages and little to no company benefits.
There are no job creators… every corporation wants lower wages, and little to no benefit costs, If you like the current prices for cars they will have to be made elsewhere. It is not just cars by any means, appliances, electronics of all kinds, and on and on….losing America jobs is what keeps profits up and prices low.
My AMERICAN STANDARD toilet bowl……MADE IN MEXICO.
Until wages are raised, and prices raised less % wise and we have a middle class with growing disposable income we have no chance.