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Old 08-22-2019, 04:52 AM
 
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Toddler in chief is mad at Ford for not going along with him to trash the environment and make us pay more at the pump.

Sad!

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/22/trum...-rollback.html

U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on automakers on Wednesday for not backing his administration’s plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules, singling out Ford Motor in particular for backing a deal with California for stricter fuel economy standards.

Ford is one of four automakers, along with Honda Motor, BMW AG and Volkswagen AG , that reached a voluntary agreement with California on fuel efficiency rules, defying Trump and his administration’s effort to strip the state of the right to fight climate change by setting its own standards.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:19 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Business decision by Ford.

Apparently: The value of 1 set of standards + PR bonus > costs of 2 standards + implementing them - keeping status quo.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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Trump does not like capitalism. He wants to tell them what to do. He is just having a tizzy fit because they think he is an arse.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:22 AM
 
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Tree huggers are a funny bunch
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:24 AM
 
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Trump does not like capitalism. He wants to tell them what to do. He is just having a tizzy fit because they think he is an arse.
Wow thats some confused thinking.

Your statement indicates that while you believe Trump hates free markets and capitalism,( a point on which we agree), that such would exist except for his presence in the oval office churning out bullying tweets.
I suggest some self-study on how the various levels of govt interact with the automaking industry and then come back and tell us how free market it is.
I guarantee the US Fed Govt and its various state level counterparts do far more than issue threatening tweets to automakers.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:01 AM
 
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Ford is a international company therefore they will make cars to meet as many international standards as possible to reduce manufacturing cost.

Ford has no incentive to make a different line of engines with worse emissions just for the US. And to be honest cars are so much faster than they used to be even with higher emission and mileage regulations. Americans always want more power but I cannot say we actually need it, haven’t seen a car stalled on a hill in forever.
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