Sarah Palin always said she preferred to stay independent so she could be a voice on behalf of the American people. She shares this with Donald Trump.
“I am ecstatic for Carrier employees! Their bosses just decided to keep shop onshore. What a relief for hundreds of workers. Merry Christmas Indiana!
When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent. Meanwhile, the invisible hand that best orchestrates a free people’s free enterprise system gets amputated. 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 one big fail.
Politicians picking and choosing recipients of corporate welfare is railed against by fiscal conservatives, for it’s a hallmark of corruption. And socialism. The Obama Administration dealt in it in spades. A $20 trillion debt-ridden country can’t afford this sinfully stupid practice, so vigilantly guard against its continuance, or we’re doomed.
Reagan’s successes were built on establishing a fiscal framework that invigorated our entire economy, revitalized growth and investment while decreasing spending, tax rates, over-reaching regulations, unemployment, and favoritism via individual subsidies. We need Reaganites in the new Administration.
Gotta’ have faith the Trump team knows all this. And I’ll be the first to acknowledge concerns over a deal cut by leveraging taxpayer interests to make a manufacturer stay put are unfounded – once terms are made public.”
Sarah is by far the highest profile conservative who has expressed some reservations about possible ramifications from this deal. But she is not the only Trump insider who has questioned him. Kellyanne Conway spoke out against Mitt Romney for Sec of State.
Believe me, only a very strong leader would surround himself with such strong independent voices. Weak leaders prefer “yes men.”
So this is a very good, very healthy, very positive sign that Trump’s admin will accomplish great things.
That said, it is important to remember Trump is not in office yet. He has said many times (and confirmed again at the Carrier Announcement) that he doesn’t have the power to impose tariffs… yet. He will have in 49 days.
And when he does America will finally have a leader who understand how to use leverage to make a great deal.
Something Obama thought he could learn in a book. You can’t Barack. You gotta live it.