Sunday, February 18, 2018

Harley-Davidson Forsakes Politico Pleas And Still Plans To Close Kansas City Plant

Follow-up on a Friday call for mercy on local workers . . . Here's a look at outright rejection of a bi-partisan effort to keep the motorcycle maker in town as the company now focuses on electric bikes and bigger overseas markets. Checkit:

Harley-Davidson stands by plans to close plant despite plea from Missouri congressional leaders

Harley-Davidson Inc. said it is standing by its plans to close a motorcycle assembly plant in Kansas City, ending about 800 jobs there, despite a plea by Missouri congressional leaders who reminded Harley of the millions of dollars in incentives the state has provided the company over the last two decades.

21 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Another dummocrat city losing high paying jobs, thanks racist sLIE for making them leave, your killing this city

Anonymous said...

Thanks Donald Trump!

Anonymous said...

This is what you get with a racist mayor

Anonymous said...

They make a product where demand has steadily declined. No amount of incentives change that.

Neither does trolling about the mayor, president, democrats, republicans, etc. by all the keyboard ninjas.

I don't know why the employees I've seen being interviewed seemed so shocked and didn't see the writing on the wall.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Obama - Clinton!

Anonymous said...

Strange, but once again, a Corporation devoted to the concept of making a profit manages to IGNORE THE SHIT OUT OF SOME POLITICIANS!

Just goes to show you that nothing done by any member of the Political Class has any effect on Reality.

Anonymous said...

An antique motorcycle has sales problems, who would of thunk it ?

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +1,000 @ 10:44!

Hate to use this word because of a disgusting jerkoff who posts on this site a lot, but all Harley makes are "GEEZER-CYCLES", and their customer base is dying off or getting too crippled up to ride!

Any time you see someone under sixty on a Harley, you can bet they're on the way to make a "delivery", and pizza is not involved.

Anonymous said...

10:16 = Voice of Reason

Let the marketplace rule. If they were producing a product in demand, they wouldn't be closing this factory.

Harley-Davidson has relied upon their history and image to keep their business going, but younger people don't like their product and can't afford it either. Ironically, you end up with a bunch of white-collar professional types, with disposable income, who like the pretense of being a "biker."

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Geezers still have money, you dumbfuck.

If you don't want it, someone else will so kiss my ass.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ nobody pays any attention to your stupid comments

Anonymous said...

10:57 comment meant for 10:52!

Super Dave said...

10:16 is totally correct with why Harley is having to downsize.

Hyperblogal said...

well, we could have a discussion about why incentives from gov are generally a bad idea... but then it won't happen. Whatever became of the TIF study??

Anonymous said...

Convert the Hardley Abelson factory to a fart pipe factory!


Win Win!

Anonymous said...

I thought Trump was going to bring jobs back to this country? Why is he lying?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chester A. Arthur.

Anonymous said...

1:11 Idiot troll. waaaaaaaaa

Anonymous said...

Why is Trump destroying the country and colluding with Russia?

Anonymous said...

The bots are posting their false failing company and product talking points.

The MAGA crowd so quickly disparages an American icon to protect the Orange Julius Caesar. HOG is not failing. Revenue was up last quarter as they continue to earn billions annually.

Trump's broken promise to protect American manufacturing jobs has the sheep scared. Worse, the tax policy is a 180 reversal. Companies are rewarded to automate factories that eliminate jobs, which is exactly what HOG is doing. These job loses are directly caused by Trump's GOP tax scheme.

Anonymous said...

Car wash Cleaver should have given them billions in tax free money to stay.