FORD MOTORS DUMPS AUSTRALIA


Ford says it will cease car production by 2016, the stump says by 2016 Australia should be a totally Ford free zone.  Lets call this model Ford FU

After decades of Management and government incompetence, greedy and militant unions Ford is quitting manufacturing vehicles in Australia.  Now the stump has been accused by some of the less intelligent commentators out there of being a “Leftie” (most often by Ross the buffoon) which is absurd.  In fact, Capitalism and the ability to own property both intellectual and property is responsible for lifting more people out of poverty than any other time in human history.  However, we must demand a sense of responsibility to the community from those exploiting the nations resources and expose repugnant, spin whenever we see it.

 

Ford Motor Company of Australia stamping plant...

Ford Motor Company of Australia stamping plant at Norlane, Victoria (Geelong) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ford has received over 1.1 billion dollars of taxpayers money over the past decade and last has their hand out only months ago.  No one in business would believe that Ford Australia did not know there was a very good chance they would do a runner when they last went cap in hand for taxpayer dollars. It is sign of corporate greed and Gillard Government incompetence that the Australian Tax Payer has little chance of recovering this money that was obviously taken under a false premise of further employment for Australian Workers. At the very least government should be investigating if it is legally possible to seize Ford properties in recompense for the billions of tax-payer funds poured into this mob.

The press release from Ford Australia’s CEO was a classic piece of corporate spin talking about transformative times and continueing to service and support its Australian Market.  One assumes he did not mean the 1200 people he is putting out of work or the gutting of the     city of Geelong.

Now it remains Ford’s right to make the economic decisions they want by leaving but the view of the Stump is Australians should return the favour and throw the bums out.  Every Australian should dump/sell their Ford as soon as they can and purchase a Holden (who continue to manufacture in Australia).  Certainly the Stump shall be reviewing all leases come monday with a view of exiting Ford as soon as practical (and we ain’t even in Australia) and pressure shall be brought to bear on the wider company.

Ford says it will cease car production by 2016, the stump says by 2016 Australia should be a totally Ford free zone.  Lets call this model Ford FU

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