Doesn’t it bug you when other countries give their carmakers money? Doesn’t it bug you a hell of a lot when other countries give their carmakers money with they express purpose to increase exports? Shouldn’t those felonious countries be dragged in front of the WTO and shot? Well, there are exceptions.One such exception is Ford.
At his good-will tour to Detroit, President Obama came bearing gifts for Ford. Ford will receive $250m in government financing that will help export more than 200,000 vehicles, the White House announced, and the DetN printed it.
The money doesn’t come from the Whitehouse. It comes as a loan guarantee by the Export-Import Bank of the United States. It will finance $3.1b of export sales for more than 200,000 vehicles to buyers in Canada and Mexico.
Says the DetN: “The bank makes loans to help boost exports, in part to level the playing field when other countries help industries with exports.”