While I am happy for those people who kept there job at Carrier, I am also concerned because I haven't heard WHY carrier is staying.
Businesses are driven by profits ultimately (especially those beholden to stockholders), and though I admit I haven't looked to heavily, I have found very little details onto what Trump did that prompted them to stay. Was it a huge tax break? Was it a lucrative government contract? What was the cost to get them to stay, because I sure as hell don't believe it was just Trump saying "you guys stay in the USA". There was either some deal offered that was more lucrative to Carrier, or some sort of economic blackmail.
If Trump is essentially paying people to stay in our country by giving them tax breaks or government contracts, and said breaks/contracts are worth more then the taxes of the jobs that stay, then ultimately Trump put our nation more in debt. Better yet, my taxes are essentially paying for their jobs. They might as well be on welfare at that point, because without our taxes paying to keep carrier in this country, they would be out of a job.
So again, I'm happy that people don't have to go through the upheaval of losing a job, and possibly having there lives ruined. But I'm concerned for what this means for us as a nation because if Trump consistently plans on bribing people to stay, then he is basically creating a welfare state. It's just a welfare state where people feel happy-go-lucky that they are working, instead of just getting money from the government. (Even though technically if we have to pay 65 million a year to keep carrier in this country, we the people are paying for them)
If this turns out to be Trump explained to them incentives/proposed law changes that will be made under his administration, and that's what prompted them staying then I'll give Trump a cheer of support. If he's using my tax money to bribe corporations to stay through tax cuts and government contracts, then screw em.
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