Monday, December 12, 2016

Trump Pushes Economic Berlin Wall, Republicans Shrug

After deploying the full force of federal carrot-and-stick to threaten, wheedle and cajole Carrier into keeping 1,000 jobs in Indiana, Donald Trump took to Twitter to threaten another company over the weekend:
“Viciously”? Trump has outsourced for years. He has used illegal labor at his establishments. He bragged openly during the campaign that he was brilliant for avoiding taxes. And now it’s “vicious” for a company to act in its own economic self-interest, preserving American jobs by remaining competitive in a global marketplace by outsourcing some labor?
But this is what we can now expect from Trump: the economic totalitarian impulse fused with the power of the federal executive branch, all under the rubric of nationalism and the false flag of conservatism. Trump followed up that threat to a private company with this: ...

Read the rest from Ben Shapiro HERE.

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