It’s been less than one month since the election, and Sarah Palin is already attacking her candidate, Donald Trump! Trump was the one who said that he was the only one that could fix they system of croney caapitalism.
Many people have heard about Trump negotiating with Carrier. In exchange for allowing United Technologies to continue to offshore more than 1,000 jobs, Trump will reportedly give the company tax and regulatory favors that the corporation has sought. Just a short few months ago, Trump was pledging to force United Technologies to “pay a damn tax.” He was insisting on very steep tariffs for companies like Carrier that left the United States and wanted to sell their foreign-made products back in the United States. Instead of a damn tax, the company will be rewarded with a damn tax cut. In addition the jobs that Carrier will keep in the U.S. are only HALF of the Carrier jobs in jeopardy. The total jobs that were headed for Mexico was 2100. Less than half, 1000, will stay in the U.S. if the Trump deal goes through.
Sarah Palin has now attacked Trump, before he’s even inaugurated, or appointed her to any cabinet position, suggesting in an op-ed that the Trump deal is an example of the “crony capitalism” which was the very thing she said Trump would get rid of.
“When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent,” Palin wrote in a ‘Young Conservatives’ op-ed. “Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.”
Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence traveled to the Carrier plant in Indianapolis Thursday to tout the company agreeing to keep a thousand jobs in the city instead of shipping hundreds to Mexico.
Carrier said in a statement the agreement was due in part to the incoming administration’s lobbying as well as state tax incentives. Trump’s transition team has refused to publicly disclose the full details of the deal, but company officials said in a statement Thursday that the state of Indiana, where Pence is governor, offered the company a $7 million package over multiple years, contingent on factors including employment, job retention and capital investment.
Palin’s attack on Trump signals two things:
#1. Palin didn’t see what the rest of us did about Donald Trump. He is a savage who can’t be trusted, and would say or do anything he thought would help him get elected.
#2. Palin must perceive that the Donald has no real intention of appointing her to any position in his cabinet, as she is already attacking him. By attacking him so early, Palin can point to her attack as a reason that Trump didn’t appoint her to any cabinet position, rather than her lack of experience and judgment.