1,400 American Workers Outraged as Company Informs Them It’s Sending Their Jobs to Mexico

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Julia Hahn
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13 February 2016
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National News
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Video footage has emerged documenting the outrage and desperation of 1,400 American workers as they are informed that their company will be sending their jobs to Mexico ...

The Economic Policy Institute has documented that “Between 1993 (before NAFTA took effect) and 2013, the U.S. trade deficit with Mexico and Canada increased from $17.0 billion to $177.2 billion, displacing more than 850,000 U.S. jobs.”

“More than 5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs were lost between 1997 and 2014, and most of those job losses were due to growing trade deficits with countries that have negotiated trade and investment deals with the United States,” the report states ...

Mexico is a member country of the TPP ...

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) previously endorsed the TPP, although he now says he will not tell voters how he will vote on the deal until most of the primaries are over.

Throughout his campaign, Trump has repeatedly pledged to crack down on the offshoring of American jobs. This has been a central platform of Trump’s campaign since the day he began his bid for the Presidency. As he declared when he first announced his candidacy over half a year ago, “Ford announced a few weeks ago that Ford is going to build a $2.5 billion car and truck and parts manufacturing plant in Mexico. $2.5 billion, it’s going to be one of the largest in the world. Ford.” ...

Trump said that if he were President,

I would call up the head of Ford… I would say, ‘Congratulations. That’s the good news. Let me give you the bad news. Every car and every truck and every part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we’re going to charge you a 35-percent tax, and that tax is going to be paid simultaneously with the transaction,’ and that’s it…

So under President Trump, here’s what would happen: the head of Ford will call me back, I would say within an hour after I told them the bad news… And he’ll say, ‘Please, please, please.’ He’ll beg for a little while, and I’ll say, ‘No interest.’ Then he’ll call all sorts of political people, and I’ll say, “Sorry, fellas. No interest,” because I don’t need anybody’s money… I don’t need anybody’s money.

I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors. I don’t care ...