Partially good decision
To continue focusing on Donald Trumps decisions, one of his promises has been fulfilled today. At first glance, you may think that Donald Trump has made good on one of his promises. Out front, you can say that he did, but actually, the way that it was done is worth covering. His original promise made to the American people in several of his debates, and even off the stage is that if Carrier Air Conditioning moves to Monterrey Mexico, he would tax their imports from Mexico into the United States at 35%. From that statement, you can surmise that Donald Trump was going to be very tuff on companies leaving America, but selling their products in the United States.
Donald Trump is now taking credit for keeping Carrier jobs in the United States. He originally stated himself that over 1400 jobs would be lost if the company moved to Mexico. Trump met with the executives from Carrier by visiting their plant and yes, he did save jobs, as the air conditioning company will keep their plant in the United States. Was it just a promise by Carrier that they would keep their plant in the United States, without incentives? Of course not. It was reported today that Carrier will receive money to keep their plant open.
The question is where will they be getting their money to keep the plant in the United States. Since Trump is making good on his promise, is he paying the company out of his bank account? Carrier, from Indiana, which happens to be the home state of present governor Pence, or Donald Trump’s Vice-president elect, is taking state funds, approximately 7 million dollars of tax payer money from the general funds and pay Carrier as an incentive to stay in Indiana. Tax payer money? How is this a good thing for the taxpayers of Indiana? The people of Indiana will pay a company to move around 95% of their existing jobs to Mexico. That means layoffs are coming. How is this fair? Does Donald Trump expect all of this Republican governors to pay money to companies that plan to leave their state? To say that it is ok for a company to leave the country if they just keep part of their business in the United States, and to pay them for making this decision to leave will spark an overwhelming amount of companies to do just that because he has set a precedent here.
Wait, there is more, it gets better. Carrier still plans to open shop in Mexico and ship 1300 jobs out of the country, with the exception that they will keep their present plant open in Indiana. But, only 100 people will be left behind to work the plant. Still, over 1100 jobs will be lost to Mexico. Is this the way that Donald Trump is going to keep companies from outsourcing their jobs to Mexico? You can deduct from what happened her is that Donald Trump had to lie to keep a promise that wasn’t actually kept but has the illusion that it was? He said that “they will pay, believe me”. Yes, they are keeping a plant in Indiana, but they still will outsource at least 1100 jobs to Mexico, and instead of the company paying the United States, the State of Indiana is paying Carrier with taxpayer dollars. Talk about an injustice. This is just one of the decisions made by Trump – “the great businessman” out of many I expect to report on even before he becomes President on January 20, 2016. So what Donald Trump actually has done for mostly succeeding in what Donald Trump says that everyone else was stupid to ever do.
What will they still produce at their plant in Indiana – window fans?