“While this announcement is good news for many, we recognize it is not good news for everyone,” says a letter sent by Carrier to its employees in the wake of the deal set up by Donald Trump that will prevent them from outsourcing some 800 jobs to Mexico. About 1300 Indiana-based jobs are still heading south of the border, which is a detail that has been lost in the commotion.
It is the loss of these jobs that has infuriated some, while the fact that any business will be able to threaten to leave and be rewarded financially by the Trump administration that has angered others. The Wall Street Journal has now joined in, calling what Trump did in Indiana a “shakedown.” Their anger stems from how it was Trump’s threats, not his incentives, that got Carrier to retain a portion of its American jobs.
So in the end Indiana will actually lose 1300 jobs and 7 million dollars in revenue, and Carrier has created a a blueprint for the rest of corporate America to use Trump against american workers.
Also lets look at the the tax abatement’s mathematically. At $7,000,000.00, and there are 6.597 million people in Indiana, meaning to save 800 jobs, it is cost each man, woman and child $1, Now, assuming that 1/2 the population is employed, and the other half are either old enough to be retired or too young to work, if the same amount, $8,700.00 per job were applied to all the employed people in the state, it would cost the state taxpayers over $28,696,950,000.00
That’s suppose to be reasonable in Trumps mind.