An American Brand Name Heads to Mexico – After Taking Economic Recovery Funds | Crooks and Liars

Need to edit my “How old is your Whirlpool?” post to point to this… insult to American working people and consumers.

An American Brand Name Heads to Mexico – After Taking Economic Recovery Funds | Crooks and Liars.

Guess how Whirlpool is repaying American taxpayers for their support:

Whirlpool Corporation is shutting down a refrigerator plant in Evansville, Indiana that will put 1100 people out of work. Are they having trouble selling refrigerators in these bad economic times? No. Whirlpool is profitable and still selling plenty of refrigerators here. But they want to ship these jobs to Mexico where they can produce them cheaper and without having to respect U.S. labor and environmental regulations.

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  1. The only possibly mitigating questions:

    1. What other refrigerator brands are built in the US? Is there a reasonable alternative, if one wants to buy American?

    2. What other products does Whirlpool make in the US? IOW, was this a small part of their business, or a big part of their business?

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