As reported by Angela Hanks of ‘Newsweek’- December 8th, 2016 issue, Donald Trump made a decision to pay Carrier with $7 million in tax incentives, so that the company would keep jobs from going to Mexico or overseas. Donald Trump bragged that he cut the deal with Carrier and 2000 jobs were saved in the deal. But the deal really only saves 850 jobs. These jobs are not even guaranteed to stay. The jobs still may move to Mexico, or may eventually just disappear.
The Newsweek article further stated
“For all of Trump’s tough talk about companies facing consequences for moving jobs out of the United States, it appears that his plan in practice is to line companies’ pockets as these companies continue to lay off their workers.”
The Newsweek article continues…
“Trump may have bought those workers a little time, but he has by no means helped secure their futures. In the meantime, Trump has set a dangerous precedent for other companies: Threaten to move jobs overseas, and the government will pay you off to keep some of them in the United States.”
U.S. workers that may loose there jobs as their company decides to relocate overseas will have allot to be concerned about. If Donald Trump tries to fix it, most likely it will stay broken, and in these cases most likely will be at the taxpayers expense. So where did Trump get the money to make this deal in the first place? Actually, he didn’t do a thing, but takes the credit. His Vice-President elect Mike Pense, the present governor of Indiana, took state funds – tax incentives that were used to pay-off Carrier. Did this sink in yet? Mr. Donald Trump and Mike Pence has taken U.S. taxpayer dollars and has given it as a payoff to Carrier.
As Angela Hanks of Newsweek said in her December 8th article,
“Donald Trump’s Carrier deal is a Scam”.