Jeep throws in the towel, moving production to China

Government has made it so it is just too hard to do business here.

[Note: Chrysler/Jeep says that it is building new production facilities overseas such as China, not moving production here to over there….as if that makes a lot of difference…we will see – Editor]

Steve Jobs from Apple lectured Obama on this same subject. Steve Jobs said the same thing that Ronald Reagan said, government is the problem. Jeep got bailed out along with GM, who is also moving production to China.

Washington Examiner:

In another potential blow for the president’s Ohio reelection campaign, Jeep, the rugged brand President Obama once said symbolized American freedom, is considering giving up on the United States and shifting production to China.

Such a move would crash the economy in towns like Toledo, Ohio, where Jeeps are made and supplied, and rob the community of the economic security they thought Obama’s auto bailout assured them.

Obama is such a fan of Jeep that he included a picture of himself speaking at the Toledo plant in his newly released second term agenda binder. In his address to the plant in 2011, Obama said, “I just took a short tour of the plant and watched some of you putting the finishing touches on the Wrangler. Now, as somebody reminded, I need to call it the ‘iconic’ Wrangler. And that’s appropriate because when you think about what Wrangler has always symbolized. It symbolized freedom, adventure, hitting the open road, never looking back.”

Well it appears that the taxpayer bailed-out Chrysler is looking back and now considering cutting costs by shifting production of all Jeeps to China, which has a strong desire for Jeeps.

In a Bloomberg interview, Jeep’s president said the automaker plans to restore Jeep production in China, suspended in 2009, and is considering making all Jeeps in China. “Fiat SpA, majority owner of Chrysler Group LLC, plans to return Jeep output to China and may eventually make all of its models in that country, according to the head of both automakers’ operations in the region,” reported the business wire service.

Mike Manley, chief operating officer of Fiat and Chrysler in Asia and president of the Jeep brand, told Bloomberg, “We’re reviewing the opportunities within existing capacity” as well as “should we be localizing the entire Jeep portfolio or some of the Jeep portfolio” to China.

Chrysler builds Jeep SUV models at plants in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. Manley said the firm is in talks with China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.

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2 Responses to Jeep throws in the towel, moving production to China

  1. They sure like to do what is cheapest, not always the best for the population🙂.

    Political Arena Editor Responds:

    Bear, undeniable truth of life number one is this:

    Wealth goes where it is treated well.

    It is not treated well here in the USA any longer.

    • CK says:

      … is not about wealth, it is about business, which – is – for – profit, you can google that if you like. And private business is not “for the good” of the population, tho private business “is good for” the population. The private sector is not, and never will be socialist. There would be no such thing as a private sector if it was. No country on earth is a utopia. Countries who try, collapse. People who want one, invariably are the new entitled class that have largely not built or contributed anything to what they are expecting to be given.

      What has and is happening to my country is past making me sick. Though I love what our country was and I stand on those principals. You might google that as well! …


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