Corporate Welfare

Team Trump Rewards Company for Outsourcing Jobs to Mexico

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

We all know the despot-elect's words aren't worth spit, but just to drive the point home his people are taking credit for rewarding a corporation for outsourcing jobs.

You may have heard that Trump "struck a deal" to prevent Carrier from outsourcing jobs from Indiana to Mexico, but that's not even half the story. The full story is Carrier still intends to send jobs to Mexico and will receive a significant tax break for it.

The deal would cover 800 Carrier workers from the Indianapolis furnace plant and an additional 300 research and headquarters positions that weren’t slated to go to Mexico, according to another person briefed on the deal.

The company still plans to move 600 jobs from the Carrier plant to Mexico. It also will proceed with plans to close a second plant in Huntington, Ind., that makes electronic controls, moving 700 other jobs to Mexico.

In summary, Carrier will receive a $7 million tax break that will only cover 800 jobs while 1,300 are shipped out of the country.

Trump repeatedly said during the presidential campaign that he would levy new taxes and tariffs against companies that outsource jobs, but what he's done (more specially, what Indiana Governor and VP-elect Mike Pence has done) is the exact opposite of that.

Trump isn't going to punish companies that send jobs overseas. He's going to give them all tax breaks. Suckers.