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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Perhaps that's because you can't lock your fitty-cent/day labor force in the factory for 12 hours a day six days a week, then lock them in their dorms so they can't run off and slow your production by 1/2 phone per two days.

    Plenty of time to talk about stuff that happened 200 years ago, and that BTW is full of historical lies regarding treatment and respect, but no thought to modern slavery practiced all over the world by dictatorships that we used to learn about in school.
    Its not slavery at all. These are people who have migrated from rural areas where they worked 12 hours on the land anyway. It is their normal. Ask a small dairy farmer how long he works a day and it won't be 9 til 5 either. Chinese wages are now increasing to a degree where low tech jobs (ie crockery etc) is now starting to be set up in Myanmar because of the lower wages. Shenzhen minimum wage is CNY2,190 or approc US330 per month.

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    Re: Trump threatens GM with ‘big border tax’ over Mexico production

    Quote Originally Posted by SierraGS View Post
    Not as huge as the remaining 85% of labor costs.

    The 15% number is not correct either, the "savings" are only a percentage of the 15% and are not a significant percentage of the 15% so it is not a big savings.

    Far more can be saved in cutting transportation and logistical costs that can easily be the full 15%.

    Bloated management is a indirect cost with no value added to the product and must be cut and where that 15% can be realized due to wage differences, no reason for a bunch of high paid managers to have countless meetings with no results and buyers spending thousands of hours making countless calls and on site visits. These costs are all indirect that the end customer does not want to pay for.
    Sure, but it is still a good piece of additional cost on every car that can't be ignored.

    And (as Richmond said) shipping from Mexico is not going to add any noticeable cost. It is right next door.
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