Trump needs to get elected to put an end to this nonsense once and for all. Ford didn’t take any money from the Auto Bailout but they did take 5 Billion dollars from taxpayers provided by the Department of Energy to modernize factory production here in the states for more fuel efficient vehicles. Now they are moving those operations to Mexico.
In a Jan. 30, 2009, report on the bailout program, the Congressional Research Service noted that Ford “is counting on $5 billion from the DOE loan program to support a $14 billion plan to reorient its lineup toward more fuel-efficient vehicles.”
On June 23, 2009, the Department of Energy announced it would provide $5.9 billion to Ford “to transform factories across Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio to produce 13 more fuel efficient models.”