Tom Walsh: Bill Ford calls on city, s...

Tom Walsh: Bill Ford calls on city, state, not to sugarcoat fiscal reality

There are 20 comments on the LivingstonDaily story from Jun 2, 2012, titled Tom Walsh: Bill Ford calls on city, state, not to sugarcoat fiscal reality. In it, LivingstonDaily reports that:

If the city of Detroit and state of Michigan want to cheat death, they would do well to heed the example of Ford Motor Co., which not only avoided both bailout and bankruptcy but also turned massive losses into big profits, better sales, improved credit and a gusher of public good will.

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sophia

Livonia, MI

#1 Jun 3, 2012
Bill Ford is speaking the truth, but not from his personal history. The truth is that the Ford Motor Company almost went broke and family stock value dropped to like 25% of former value. The family had a meeting and a "come to Jesus" discussion with Billy to convince him to get outside management because he was such a doofus. At least he did that and should be given credit. Mulally came in and the rest is history.
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#2 Jun 3, 2012
Rust buckets !
sophia

Livonia, MI

#3 Jun 3, 2012
Burgydean wrote:
Rust buckets !
Almost all the vehicles today look like vaults on wheels. Despite all the hype for mileage, they remain way too heavy. I suppose government safety regulations play a part in demanding heft. I favor a roll cage design that truly protects the driver and the rest can be tinfoil for all I care. In fact, long ago I suggested projecting holographic images of anything you wanted for a body design while the core was the safe econobox demanded for mileage.
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#4 Jun 3, 2012
Buy a new pair of Levis lol
sophia

Livonia, MI

#5 Jun 3, 2012
Burgydean wrote:
Buy a new pair of Levis lol
Here's a tip. After washing the Levis, immediately put them on and do a few knee bends to stretch them out. Hang them up to air dry. Don't put them in the dryer or you will never be able to wear them again because of all those Smoothies.
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#6 Jun 4, 2012
I just saw the new Fusion on the road that car is hot it really looks sinister wow !
sophia

Livonia, MI

#7 Jun 4, 2012
Burgydean wrote:
I just saw the new Fusion on the road that car is hot it really looks sinister wow !
Looks good, feels bad.
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#8 Jun 4, 2012
sophia wrote:
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Looks good, feels bad.
GM will hit a home run with the new Impala !
sophia

Livonia, MI

#9 Jun 4, 2012
Burgydean wrote:
<quoted text>GM will hit a home run with the new Impala !
The exhaust system on the Monte and maybe the Impala too sounds like a glass pack from the 50's. My neighbor wakes me up every morning. Thank goodness he always leaves on time so I don't have to check the alarm clock.
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#10 Jun 4, 2012
sophia wrote:
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The exhaust system on the Monte and maybe the Impala too sounds like a glass pack from the 50's. My neighbor wakes me up every morning. Thank goodness he always leaves on time so I don't have to check the alarm clock.
Drive behind a Lincoln mkz crossover you wonder why the exhaust hangs down so low it's so cramped under it but an eye sore for a vehicle costing that much to own forget that !
sophia

Livonia, MI

#11 Jun 4, 2012
Burgydean wrote:
<quoted text>Drive behind a Lincoln mkz crossover you wonder why the exhaust hangs down so low it's so cramped under it but an eye sore for a vehicle costing that much to own forget that !
Frank Beckman drives an MKZ. Makes sense that he'd be on the down low.
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#12 Jun 4, 2012
Everything went to hell when they dropped the Bronco ?
Kingfish

Lakeland, MI

#13 Jun 4, 2012
... when I aint in my work van I drive a K-car. I took off both front hubcaps so I will fit in with the neighborhood. If I get it lookin too good sombody steal it.
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#14 Jun 4, 2012
K car and X cars those were the days but bought a Merc Topaz that always stalled when it was put into reverse dammit !
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#15 Jun 4, 2012
Continued

I tok the Merc Topaz back to the dealership about the stall when put into reverse problem they keep my car for a day then give it back saying there nothing wrong ?

I put ninety thousand miles on it even though it always stalled the entire time when put into reverse !

Needless to say I will never own another Ford product......period
Kingfish

Lakeland, MI

#16 Jun 4, 2012
... I raced a Topaz on the freeway when I was going camping and blew its doors off. My Reliant was pulling a heavy camper loaded with bikes or I really would have put on a show.
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#17 Jun 4, 2012
Kingfish wrote:
... I raced a Topaz on the freeway when I was going camping and blew its doors off. My Reliant was pulling a heavy camper loaded with bikes or I really would have put on a show.
I would crawl on my hands and knees to a GM dealership to buy a car before riding in a limo to gd Ford dealership no joke...
Kingfish

Lakeland, MI

#18 Jun 4, 2012
Burgydean wrote:
<quoted text>I would crawl on my hands and knees to a GM dealership to buy a car before riding in a limo to gd Ford dealership no joke...
... brake lines, and fuel lines prematurely rust off ... fuel pumps go, and they are buried in the gas tank ... starter ground wire will rust off so you have to buy a new starter ... so mqany annoying problems that should not happen.

I understand.
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#19 Jun 4, 2012
Kingfish wrote:
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... brake lines, and fuel lines prematurely rust off ... fuel pumps go, and they are buried in the gas tank ... starter ground wire will rust off so you have to buy a new starter ... so mqany annoying problems that should not happen.
I understand.
Thank you
I bought a used Taurus once the ac quit while on vacation in ninety degree heat that's another one I'll never forget back in the late 1990s era
They will never get another go round with me, two bad apples are a plenty next ?
Burgydean

Rincon, GA

#20 Jun 4, 2012
BTW my wife's cousin is retired from friction ford who's name really is Burgydean whom name I borrowed for this forum lol sob go figure...

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