Responding to criticism from Barack Obama that "three giants of American industry (Detroit automakers) are hemorrhaging jobs and profits as foreign competitors answer the rising global demand for fuel-efficient cars", Bill Ford suggested that Obama trade in his Chrysler 300C for a Ford 500. He also invited Obama to visit the Ford plant in Chicago where the 500 is built to see what it takes to build an automobile. Automakers, including Ford, have been saying that politicians who have little understanding of the research, development and engineering that goes into making modern automobiles should not be making laws regulating their emissions. They believe that there are better ways of reducing harmful greenhouse gases that escape the tailpipes of our cars, and that other industries should be included in the process of reducing emissions as well. Click here to read more of Bill Ford thoughts and we'll have more on his recent comments in a bit.
[Source: Detroit News]