Sanders Slams Trump for Carrier

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Senator Bernie Sanders stated that, “Trump broke his campaign promise and caved into corporate greed with his deal with Carrier.”

The Hill.com reports the Senator Sanders stated in a Washington Post op-ed, ” United Technologies took Trump hostage and won.”

Sanders went on to state,

“Just a short few months ago, Trump was pledging to force United Technologies to ‘pay a damn tax.’ He was insisting on very steep tariffs for companies like Carrier that left the United States and wanted to sell their foreign-made products back in the United States,” Sanders said in a Washington Post op-ed. Instead of a damn tax, the company will be rewarded with a damn tax cut. Wow! How’s that for standing up to corporate greed? How’s that for punishing corporations that shut down in the United States and move abroad?”

The full details of Trump’s deal with Carrier are not available but Carrier did state that Indiana state incentives played an important role in their decision to stay.

In his op-ed Sanders continued with his attack on the Trump deal with Carrier.

Trump is sending a message to corporations that if they threaten to take jobs offshore, they will receive business-friendly tax benefits and incentives, Sanders said.

“Even corporations that weren’t thinking of offshoring jobs will most probably be re-evaluating their stance this morning. And who would pay for the high cost for tax cuts that go to the richest businessmen in America? The working class of America.”

Sanders, called Trump’s deal a “band-aid solution”, and stated,

“He wants to treat corporate irresponsibility with kid gloves. The problem with our rigged economy is not that our policies have been too tough on corporations; it’s that we haven’t been tough enough.”

 

 

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