Palin Blasts Trump's Carrier Deal: 'Crony Capitalism is One Big Fail'
Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) criticized President-elect Donald Trump's deal with the Carrier air conditioner company, saying that it yet another example of 'corporate welfare'.
Writing in the blog Young Conservatives, Palin said Trump's agreement, which will provide millions of dollars in tax incentives in order to keep the approximately 1,100 jobs in the company's Indiana plant from moving to Monterrey, Mexico, could set "inconsistent, unfair and illogical precedent."
"[Republicans] support competition on a level playing field... because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail," Palin, a supporter of Trump during his campaign, said.
She said politicians' decisions to support one business over another in this way is a "hallmark of corruption", but was grateful to hear that the workers at the plant would not be losing their jobs.
"Let's hope every business is equally incentivized to keep Americans working in America."
Palin also called for ideological "Reaganites" to be part of the new administration, who believe-- as the 40th president did-- that "burdensome federal imposition is never the solution" to an economic issue.
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