Donald Trump is already fulfilling his campaign promise to keep jobs in America. The air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier will keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana, rather than moving them to Mexico as planned. Trump pulled this off with personal negotiation and promises of tax relief (as well as state subsidies from Vice-president-elect Mike Pence’s Indiana).
Some liberals are pooh-poohing the deal, saying that the deal favors big business with the tax breaks and subsidies. So they would rather the 1,000 workers lose their jobs than help businesses. This is the attitude among Democrats that elected Donald Trump.
Trump has also talked with Ford, securing a commitment not to shift more production to Mexico for the time being (though some say the company wasn’t going to do this anyway). And even Apple has been persuaded to investigate making iPhones in the United States instead of China.
During his campaign, Trump proposed charging a 35% tariff when companies that relocate production in other countries bring their wares to sell in the United States. [Read more…]