Ford says polite 'no thanks' to St. Paul

  • Article by: CHAO XIONG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 25, 2010 - 8:24 PM

Company officials declined incentives to keep its St. Paul Ranger plant open beyond 2011.

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attendAug. 25, 1011:36 AM

NOT!

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jstanthrnbrAug. 25, 1011:37 AM

I am sure a phone call could have sufficed. Oh well!

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gopherfan10101Aug. 25, 1011:38 AM

PLEASE explain how this was Pawlenty's fault...Ill wait.....

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furry1Aug. 25, 1011:39 AM

"We tried to throw taxpayer money at the problem, and when that didn't work, we tried to throw taxpayer money at the problem, and when that failed, we tried our last ditch resort of throwing taxpayer money at the problem. Frankly we're out of ideas at this point."

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toolman28Aug. 25, 1011:39 AM

will just move the Ranger plant to mexico like the fusion - buy american ? Yea right

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daffyduckAug. 25, 1011:39 AM

Even Ford doesn't like you TPaw! Get the hint finally - YOU RAN THE STATE INTO THE GROUND! WE DON'T LIKE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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michraba33Aug. 25, 1011:40 AM

the bribes... errrrr, kickbacks.... Ummm, I mean tax incentives were not enough?

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hfnorthAug. 25, 1011:41 AM

It's just the "free market" doing its job without interference from the government.

So why did you go to Michigan and attempt to interfere with the "free market" decisions made by a private enterprise company? I thought that was something Republican's always shouted to to rooftops as their mantra.

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swschradAug. 25, 1011:44 AM

they have a replacement for the Ranger. it's from Thailand. but sales of the Ranger are low enough that it might not even pay to retool that truck enough to pass US standards. you may not have noticed, but the compact pickup category is not selling for anybody.

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tbot2000Aug. 25, 1011:48 AM

Guess our hypocrite of a gov decided the "free market" needed some "big gov't" assistance. And, it failed. ha, ha. maybe if you would've gotten off your high horse sooner, gov, you could've actually saved these jobs. nice legacy you're leaving.

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