Sarah Palin — an early Donald Trump supporter and possible administration hire — is questioning whether the president-elect’s Carrier jobs deal is a case of “crony capitalism.”
The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee says she’s “ecstatic” for Carrier employees.
However, she also wonders whether Trump’s successful bid to keep the manufacturer from moving 1,000 jobs from Indiana to Mexico is in fact a case of political influence on the free market, while acknowledging that the specifics of the deal remain unclear.
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“When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent,” Palin wrote in an op-ed for the Young Conservative website.
The deal purportedly involves the furnace and air conditioning manufacturer getting $6 million in tax subsidies and $1 million in training grants over 10 years.
Fiscal conservatives repeatedly criticized