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Palin Says Trump’s Deal With Carrier Is ‘Crony Capitalism’

While Donald Trump’s recently announced agreement with Carrier Corp. to save jobs in Indiana comes as “a relief to hundreds of workers,” the president-elect should not engage in “crony capitalism,” according to Sarah Palin.

She slammed Trump and the vice president-elect, former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, for arranging $7 million in state tax breaks for Carrier. In return, the company agreed to keep about 900 jobs at its Indiana plants. However, it still plans to ship more than 1,000 jobs to Mexico.

In an op-ed for Young Conservatives, Palin called the deal an example of socialism and the “hallmark of corruption,” Politico reported. “When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent,” she wrote. “Then, special interests creep in and manipulate markets. Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is on big fail.”

The conservative former governor, a favorite of the Tea Party movement, continued: “However well meaning, burdensome federal government imposition is never the solution. Never. Not in our homes, not in our schools, not in churches, not in businesses.”

Politico pointed out that Palin is on Trump’s short list of candidates for director of Veteran Affairs, though she has never served in the armed forces. Previously, multiple news outlets reported that the president-elect was considering Palin for secretary of the Interior Department.

Source: The Hill
Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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