Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. Donald Trump never tires of taking credit for President Barack Obama’s economy — even if most Americans disagree — but the promises he made to “forgotten” Americans have been nothing but failures. One group that has been particularly hurt by Trump’s broken promises is steelworkers, whom Trump has repeatedly and ostentatiously shafted. Trump […]
Undisclosed incentives played a large role in the deal. The company still plans to close a factory in Huntington, Indiana, that employs 700 people making controls for heating, cooling and refrigeration and move the jobs to Mexico by 2018.
Sanders said he would soon introduce legislation that would prevent companies that outsource from receiving federal contracts, grants and loans, and force companies that outsource jobs to pay a penalty tax and pay back tax breaks.
Trump boasted he would make the Carrier cry uncle if they tried to move to Mexico: “I’ll get a call from the head of Carrier and he’ll say, Mr. President, we’ve decided to stay in the United States. That’s what’s going to happen—100 percent.” Will he follow through on this promise?
All of them were presented with a dilemma that’s familiar to the presumptive nominee’s many vanquished Republican rivals: Should they engage with a possible future president known for holding a grudge, possibly inviting more wrath, or should they lie low and risk allowing Trump to define them and to push policies they deem harmful?