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Nathan Minier25-Jul-18 1:32
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W∴ Balboos wrote:
1- The subsidies are to cheapen exports, not lower cost to (US) consumers


No, the subsidies are to offset the product not being sold due to retaliatory tariffs. It's not the best answer, but it does have the benefit of addressing an issue created by the government.

W∴ Balboos wrote:
In either case, these right-wing-pro-capitalist cretins scream when GM and Ford get US Tax money to stay afloat, calling it communism, but don't seem to have any problems with the money when they get it.


So...the US government bought controlling interest in GM, making it the majority owner: a move that has a definite communist vibe to it. Ford refused to sell that many shares to the government, and thus maintained private ownership.

To the credit of the previous administration, they sold those shares back off pretty quickly after GM right-sized. Most people didn't expect to see that.

It wasn't that long ago, dude.
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