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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:28:38 AM

Ford took bailout fund right along with GM and Chrysler.
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 4:41:49 PM

Listen to all the Ford diehards defending their beloved company as if Ford corporate fat cats needed their help flying their jets to and fro from Washington! How pathetic! They asked, which is just as irresponsible as those who took the money! I don't like any of them!
DanMtz
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:42:51 PM

Ford did not take the money.
BBopp
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:37:18 PM

Ford never received any bail out funds. Ford applied for them, but never took them.
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:34:08 PM

Ford did not get a bail out.
beekeeper1
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:24:36 PM

I wish the government would offer me a bailout.
RickF350
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:20:45 PM

Nice try.
mdcsgt
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:17:27 PM

FORD didn't take any money! It clearly states that in the article. Hell, I've "ALMOST" done a lot of things?? Almost taking money DOESN'T count as actually taking the money. Bottom line is they didn't take a "red cent" of tax payer money
FPLREP
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:07:02 PM

I don't believe Ford took any bailout money.
conniecounsol
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:40:30 PM

As the Government bail's these fools out every time, It will become their go to problem solver, stop the madness President.

[Edited by: conniecounsol at 5/1/2014 2:41:11 PM EST]
lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:27:55 PM

Regardless of the numbers and the pros and cons which many people debate, I believe one big question remains unanswered: Have the US automakers reworked their failing practices to avoid the need for future "assistance?" I believe the answer is no.
evowner
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:15:10 PM

Shows what corporate lobbyists can provide for their clients. Meanwhile, we pay the taxes and the wealthy use their tax cut money to invest in offshore tax havens.
hmw10284
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:04:06 PM

To sumarize. The auto industry needed a bail out because the companies were badly managed.

Not all the money has been paid back.

Not all the money will be paid back.

The average tax payer was fleeced by rich corporations with the aid of politicians.

Not much has changed.

If GM is any example no lessons were learned.
sparkie951
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:49:50 PM

Ok
jimgraham
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:45:43 PM

Some "half truths" and leading statements, but overall pretty much the truth is told here.

Best thing that happened to Ford was Alan Mulally!!!
jamofsocal
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:33:47 PM

And gasoline is over $4.25 per gal in So Cal.
traffic cop
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:15:26 PM

Retired-Coastie apparently wants to besmirch Ford and its positive image of independence. From the article:

"Although Ford didn't need, and didn't receive any funds, it also didn't want its competition to get the upper hand thanks to the government bailout."

Companies that resist the easy sugar-rush of government money, and practice properly balanced fiscal "nutrition" succeed with long-term fiscal health. Why the misleading statement, Retired-Coastie?
Cothrom
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:13:07 PM

First I saw of Fords involvement in this
danny999
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:11:22 PM

I've had it with Ford.....Just trade a 3 year old,for a Hyu
ndai,Elantra,GT,and love it.

[Edited by: danny999 at 5/1/2014 12:12:29 PM EST]
humblepie
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:59:20 AM

horse manure
TucsonC
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:54:47 AM

Revisionist history.
txequitygas
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:53:43 AM

Go Ford!
baddog58
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:32:31 AM

Don't remember hearing about Ford taking our money.
looneylane
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:30:15 AM

Yeah if you offer free money to a corporation they will take it!! meanwhile north america still has kids going to bed and school hungry while the govt fills the pockets of rich people
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