That Carrier Deal

You may have heard that Trump supposedly struck a TREMENDOUS DEAL with Carrier, the Indiana air conditioner company he's used as the symbol for Rust Belt jobs he wants to keep or "bring back" to the US. Be wary of this news and how it's being reported.

We don't know what the deal is or how it was struck. We don't even know if it's actually a good or wise deal.

Also worth noting that Pence is still Indiana governor for the moment. The tax break may be state, not federal. And Pence the one orchestrating this whole thing.

I suspect we're seeing the first example of what the Trump-Pence administration will look like: Pence muscling things behind the scenes; Trump taking the credit. Media offering plaudits because they don't even know what happened or how.

Not good. Not good at all.

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