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Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

To the news that Gen­eral Mo­tors will be cut­ting 14,000 jobs in North Amer­ica and shut­ter­ing five plants amidst a strat­egy to re­po­si­tion it­self for the fu­ture. In Mary­land, that means the clo­sure of a White Marsh trans­mis­sion plant that would see hun­dreds lose their jobs. While we can sym­pa­thize that GM has to as­sess what ve­hi­cles make it a prof­itable com­pany — sedans aren’t sell­ing and an elec­tric hy­brid has been sur­passed — we also rec­og­nize that many of its prof­itable mod­els will be made in Mex­ico and China. Par­tic­u­larly in­sult­ing is how the Amer­i­can tax­pay­ers saved GM at the height of the re­ces­sion with a bailout, ul­ti­mately los­ing more than $10 bil­lion in its in­vest­ment in the com­pany. We stand with Pres­i­dent Trump and the union­ized auto work­ers on this one, GM needs to re­assess its com­mit­ment to the Amer­i­can worker, con­sumer and tax­payer.

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