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Old 11-28-2018, 08:16 PM
 
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Here's one quick solution. Why not sell the plant to investors that can produce cheap cars? A likely buyer would be a Chinese company, perhaps as part of the belt-and-road program. Maybe benefits and pensions would need to be cut, wages lowered, and in some cases foreign workers brought in. But it's better than having the plant shut down entirely. The only thing is, Trump would need to back away from his trade war especially if the buyer will be financed by a China state owned company.

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Old 11-28-2018, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Don't worry ... Donny will wave his magic wand that he keeps telling us about and bring all the industrial jobs back. He alone can fix it!
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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Don't worry ... Donny will wave his magic wand that he keeps telling us about and bring all the industrial jobs back. He alone can fix it!
I actually think it's possible to bring industrial jobs back without waving a magic wand. But some things have got to give.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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Here's one quick solution. Why not sell the plant to investors that can produce cheap cars? A likely buyer would be a Chinese company, perhaps as part of the belt-and-road program. Maybe benefits and pensions would need to be cut, wages lowered, and in some cases foreign workers brought in. But it's better than having the plant shut down entirely. The only thing is, Trump would need to back away from his trade war especially if the buyer will be financed by a China state owned company.
I like you attempt to solve the problem, so kudos for that.

Trump's trade war...do you knowo what the trae imbalance is with China? Do you know how much they tax an american car being inported there? Or, other products versus what the U.S.taxes China?

Please study up on these things, and report back to us with your findings.

I think you will change your tune.
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:13 PM
 
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I like you attempt to solve the problem, so kudos for that.

Trump's trade war...do you knowo what the trae imbalance is with China? Do you know how much they tax an american car being inported there? Or, other products versus what the U.S.taxes China?

Please study up on these things, and report back to us with your findings.

I think you will change your tune.
I know that even if there was a trade imbalance with China, there are other parts of the US where businesses are expanding. Yes, some with the help of Chinese investors. Time to think about what is good for Ohio. So you are fine with GM Lordstown to staying closed?
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:45 AM
 
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Default Parma GM parts plant may be next

This Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com editorial makes the point that once Lordstown shuts down, the GM Parma parts plant's existence may become very tenuous.

https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/in...rt_river_index

Parma already is struggling to support public schools....
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I keep seeing it said that people don't want small sedans, anymore, and prefer trucks and SUVs. But I wonder, when gas prices go back up, will GM have the capacity to meet the increasing demand for small sedans? Or, will GM's lunch be eaten by foreign manufactures again, like in the 70s?


IMO, it would be better for the Mahoning Valley if GM sells the Lordstown plant to someone who can put it to use. But, it would be better for GM, long-term, for them to mothball the plant, (if they don't retool for production of a different vehicle, there) and reopen it, when demand for small cars increases again.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I think people just don’t want small American cars. They know they’re guaranteed to get something which runs better and lasts longer in a Toyota or Honda.
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:36 PM
 
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Don't worry ... Donny will wave his magic wand that he keeps telling us about and bring all the industrial jobs back. He alone can fix it!
Aren’t the GM job cuts due to lack of sales related to the car models being permanently eliminated?
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:41 PM
 
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I see that tax cut created jobs as promised.
Nobody wanted to buy the cars GM eliminated. Changing tastes and usefulness etc killed these models and, therefore created these job losses. Itís nit as if production of these models was being moved to Mexico, Canada, or some other foreign location.
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