Friday, May 31, 2019

Will Prez Trump Save Or Sacrifice Kansas City Auto Worker Jobs With Threat Of Mexico Tariff Trade War Immigration Crackdown?!?

Of course, we all know that GM and Ford have important manufacturing plants in nearby Fairfax & Claycomo respectively.

This morning the initial consequence of Prez Trump's mean tweets is clear:

Shares of US automakers plunge because they have major production in Mexico

In fact, GM is the top carmaker in Mexico and Ford is moving all of its smaller car production and EV manufacturing to Mexico. And so, whilst flexing on a 3rd world country mostly controlled by the drug cartels is a power move that will impress supporters. Per ushe, the economic implications are already much more complicated than partisan hacks care to explain.

Read more:

GM, Ford Slump, Automakers Rattled, As Trump Threatens Tariffs on Mexico Imports

President Donald Trump's move to slap tariffs on goods imported from Mexico into the United States hammered the stocks of automakers Friday as investors counted the cost of price increases on one of the world's biggest car-production markets.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats MAGA morons, your toilet president has begun the destruction of our economy. Job well done shit-eaters.

Anonymous said...

Sad that we have to keep reminding you that HILLARY LOST, 9:32

Anonymous said...

9:32 It’ll be ok soy boi, your therapy session is still on for 10:00, don’t forget to take your crazy meds today! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Trump keeps taxing the morons who voted for him. They are actually dumb enough to believe that China and Mexico are paying the tariffs! They will never admit he's a total fucking tool who has no idea what the fuck he's doing. MAGA!

Anonymous said...

Trump is unilaterally raising taxes on all of us via tariffs and all you morons can muster is "Hilliary lost, get over it"?

Try another channel outside of Fox or try studying how economics and tariffs work. Leave the echo chamber every once in a while.

Anonymous said...

^^Let it go dude. It's geezertown. Their man-baby president can do no wrong in their eyes. Deep down they know he's a fucking imbecile who should not be holding office, but because he's an old, fat racist like him, they will always support him to the detriment of the country. This is how empires fall.

Byron Funkhouser said...

The really sad irony here is that we need these people.

Tony did a post a short while ago about how millennials won't take service jobs, & yesterday a post about a Kansas farmer who said he needed more Mexicans. Unemployment is not low because the economy is doing great, it's low because we have a labor shortage. Underemployment is at 41% because of over education. Think about it: if everyone has a college degree who cleans the hotel rooms, cuts the grass, harvests the crops? A college graduate? I don't think so.

He started his campaign with a bunch of lies about Mexicans. I'm not his therapist, so I don't know why he hates them so much (simple racism is the obvious answer), but his ignorant obsession is counter-productive.

Most of the country is suffering from depopulation. We need immigrants. We have always needed immigrants, that's how we became a nation of immigrants (who strangely seem to hate immigrants.)

Anonymous said...

^^^ lighten up Francis, we will nevar suffer like we did under Barry, nevar. But you can’t stop drinking the kool aid cnn is serving up can you, I bet that your favorite tv personality is that clueless idiot and gay boi wonder anderson cooper huh?

Anonymous said...

^^what you're doing is called deflection. This isn't about Barry(who the country prospered under) but an incompetent buffoon who is not qualified to run any of his failed business, let alone our country. Sorry, you backed a an idiot. You know it, I know it and now the world knows it. Stock market is crashing. It's gone nowhere in the last year thanks to this buffoon. Admit it...you made a mistake.

Anonymous said...

10:17 with the uh, point by point take down of Byron's well thought out statement???? Nicely done, nicely done. You are Trump's base in a nutshell.

here's how these convo's go with Trumpers: "hey trumpers, immigrants made this country and they contribute today and we need them. tariffs are taxes on us all, not some payment into the government"

Trumper response: "cnn is liberal, you homo, try watching something else. hilliary lost, get over it. Obama was the worst president ever cuz he's a dumb black guy"

Really, you can just apply this to any policy at all. Critical thinking is not a Trumper strength.

The Greatest Generation is a good example of: when the going gets tough, there ain't no use for selfish, whiny losers! said...

Crybabies ^^ of the worst kind don't want their prices on vices and any of their taxes to go up even a tiny bit. They gotta have their smokes, vapes,chews, pop, and brewskis, don't ya know? Their brats gotta get their happy meals, while the babymamas and such aren't quitting the heart-attack-in-a-sack junk food, fake nails, extensions, designer duds, pricey purses, and other wasteful frills.

Gummint gibsmes are too generous already! How about this nation send the equivalent of FREE public school breakfast and lunch food to the Chinese in lieu of raising tariffs? The "won't work" peeps scammy on welfare through the generations cost the taxpayers more than these tariffs.

B. Funk is down with brown, but wants white to take flight! said...

^^Look at the backpedaling hypocrite, who not long ago, repeatedly ranted that invaders needed to go back to Europe!

Oh, right, rayciss BlieROB posted that whiteys should leave.

Anonymous said...

^^Whatever the fuck that was?!? Not really talking about any of "that" here, but it's typical defection at work here by the base. Can't win on logic so throw some scatterbrained shit against the wall and see if it sticks. Go back to your trailer rube. You're played out.

Anonymous said...

Byron says whatever he thinks will get a rise out of us all. His fake posts included. He has no stand other than to be a pest on society which he plays out very well. He has committed fraud but feels he is entitled to call out fraud on others. Byron will always have his followers same as Bob Berdella did.

Anonymous said...

^^^True that. He's been challenged many times to back up his wild claims with reliable sources, but has never done so.

B.O. brought on "tariffs" through the "back door" of "price is right-sized", but you get less goods for it! said...

^^Aaww, just stomp around and holler "deflection" ^^(you forgot the "L" this time) in your gramama's section ape apartment, bro! Your base is the live-for-today bitches that can't be inconvenienced to sacrifice a dollar in the present to gain something beyond monetary returns in the interim, and then, to receive even more reward in the near future.

We're getting tariffs aplenty from the tricky business permitted during bumbling, stuttering Barry's terms. Contents quantities of many products are reduced while the prices remain the "same". So, let's goooooo sloooooow here, so you can get it: In other words, Barry allowed the new smaller packages to keep the former bigger packages price. THAT'S. GIVING. APPEARNCES. THAT. PRICES. DID. NOT. RISE. So, no surprise for that sneaky move, coming from the down-low bro in Mom jeans!

Anonymous said...

Left out the A --- APPEARANCES ^^

Retro ROCKER said...

Why are you buying Junk from Mexico and China. That ends up in the Landfills, While you continue to Pay for them on your credit card. Buy your produce from American Farmers.

Anonymous said...

^^You fucking idiot. You have no idea what comes from Mexico. How come you're so fucking stupid...oh that's right...you're a fucking Trumpkin.

Anonymous said...

12:04 is either high as fuck or sporting a tin foil hat in the basement. I honestly can't tell which.

Anonymous said...

2:18 wow, you really need to lighten up ther Francis, your TDS is really really bad, call your shrink and have your dosage upped, k?

You really do sound like you’re about to become a mass murderer.

Anonymous said...

2:25 is either a muzzie humping Barry down-low bro, or swishing around in his Mom jeans. Oh, right, they're the same lame thing!

Or, put a little salt(peter) and lime on it. said...

^^Going full buttboi eruptions there. How bout ya get some hot sauce from Hilly's purse. You gotta be wayz tarred from all the f*cking ya got going there.

Anonymous said...

Old people: So sad.

Anonymous said...

Mexico will pay for the wall. Broken promise.

I'll build it starting on day 1. Even with total control of Congress for 2 years, no wall. Another broken promise.

I'll shut down the government to make Congress and the American taxpayer pay for it. He shut it down for a month, didn't pay the Coast Guard or ICE, but caved in and didn't get his funding. Yet another broken promise.

I'll redo our trade agreements. Instead he starts a trade war with China, screws over American agriculture and farmers, and raises taxes on Americans.

Then for Mexico, he tore off the NAFTA cover page and put his name on basically the same deal. Call it NAFTA 1.1. It didn't fix anything. How do I know?

Trump is now tweeting about today's tariffs (in addition to punishing Mexico over his failed immigration policy) are leverage to bring jobs back. So I guess that NAFTA 1.1 didn't work. More tax increases today. Still no wall.

Love that MAGA. Broken promises, big debt, and high taxes. But I guess at least Trump isn't a black man.

Anonymous said...

People. Stop arguing with Trump voters. That is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how bad you beat it or how well you play, the pigeon will just shit on the board and strut around like it won. Here is your typical Trump voter:

https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2019/05/quote-of-the-day-the-mueller-report-says-bad-things-about-trump-fox-news-never-mentioned-that/

Anonymous said...

If you support this you're either rich and have never had to worry about paying bills or you just don't understand who this is going to affect. Let me help, unless you grow food, make your own clothes or build your own cars. It will affect YOU the average everyday hard working American, it will NOT affect the rich and privileged. So stop being dumb and backing this dipshit.

Anonymous said...

Young dummies: So sickening

Don't bitchin' feel good, y'all? said...

Chicken Little Broke Ass Mofos are the drama queens about chump change price rises! Americans are at the top ranks in wasteful and gluttonous lifestyles for a long time. Lower Middle-class in this nation is way more comfy than where many of the "migrants" are running from. WTF reasons do you think those colossal caravans got to throwing punches on each other, beating down Mexican police, busting through gates and knocking down fences at the southern Mexico border?
Most hoodrats living in section ape with gramama have closets and laundry baskets piled high with the latest in clothes and kicks. Many college loan strapped brats can't leave daddy's digs because a specific new car and frequent clubbing is priority over holding two-jobs and banking enough for that deposit on a modest rental, or starter home purchase, to be shared with equally productive housemates, or a spouse.

Waaaaa-waaaaa! The price of my vices are up a few cents! Gotsta habs my vapes, brewskis, fast-food, tats, and all thats!!! Yo, the sky is falling! The Skyy is, uh, calling? Wut? Yeah, man, let's go to P&L fo' it's too crowded. Then, we'll hit JoCo bout levenish, bro.

Anonymous said...


Trump should do nothing for Kansas City you all hate him remember.

Anonymous said...

Yet the economy is thriving and twe have he lowest unemployment numbers in decades. My 401k is doing great and I’m living nice. Is life really that bad for the left right now? He raised tariffs on China and you said the economy would collapse and prices would skyrocket. None of that has happened. Crazy huh?

Anonymous said...

Lighten up and give Trump's supporters time will you?

It took the guys from the show Mythbusters three days to "polish a Turd", and they had the advantage of being able to freeze theirs first!

Anonymous said...

Check your 401K again. S&P was down 6% last year. First down year in a decade. Then, last week was the worst week since 2011. Today, May 2019 closed as the worst May since 2010.

Trump long said the government's unemployment numbers were bullshit. Decade low numbers are fake. The promised raises from his tax scheme didn't pan out.

The economy has been OK for a long time. It's been slowly but steadily growing since Obama ended the great recession. Trump has been riding that streak while adding some wall street tax cuts to help the upper class. But his new taxes on Chinese goods and now Mexican goods are putting the brakes on the Obama gains. Prices are going up.

Trump's big debt and trade wars will screw up the economy. Look at the bond market and stocks. They are all worried about the fragile pussy in charge. But keep defending your borrow, tax and spend MAGA champion.