If Donald Trump's 730 jobs are "big stuff," there is word grand enough to describe Barack Obama's creation of 15 million jobs
"What we have seen throughout the campaign is pathological disdain for the truth, a kind of lie, and ease with lying, that we have not seen before."
The union leader for the Indianapolis Carrier plant where Trump supposedly saved jobs said in an interview that there is no guarantee that the jobs are going to stay in the US.
"We have elected a shitty businessman. Amid everything else...we have elected a guy who doesn’t know the first thing about the U.S. economy"
President-elect Trump claimed to have saved 1,100 jobs at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, IN, but workers have been notified that as of right now, only 730 jobs will be staying in the US. 1,233 jobs will be moving to Mexico.
The Carrier deal has turned into a prime example of the sorts of conflicts of interest that will be coming to the White House with Donald Trump. It turns out the president-elect gave Carrier $7 million in taxpayer money and he is invested in Carrier's parent company, United Technologies.
"Who would you rather have making a decision about where to make furnaces or cars? A company whose profitability depends on making good decisions, or a branding executive turned politician who wants to claim political credit?"
The deal that Donald Trump negotiated with United Technologies to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana is getting even worse. Trump and Pence gave United Technologies $7 million of taxpayer money in exchange for only keeping 800 jobs in the US.
President-elect Trump is hyping the PR stunt of saving 1,000 jobs in Indiana, by giving Carrier a package of tax cuts and incentives, but it is nothing compared to the 1.2 million jobs that President Obama saved with the auto bailout.