Governor Sarah Palin was an early supporter of Donald Trump. The former VP candidate shocked many when she came out for Trump over longtime ally Senator Ted Cruz.
Still, Palin remains a true conservative, and whether she loves Trump or not, she’s going to call him out when she sees fit. As Newsmax reports:
Sarah Palin Friday said she is “ecstatic” for Carrier employees who will be able to keep their jobs, but she strongly criticized the deal President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence brokered to keep the jobs from heading to Mexico as being a case of “crony capitalism.”
“When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent,” Palin wrote in an opinion piece for The Young Conservatives website.
“Meanwhile, the invisible hand that best orchestrates a free people’s free enterprise system gets amputated,” the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential nominee wrote. “Then, special interests creep in and manipulate markets. Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.”
A business, Palin said, must retain the “freedom to locate where it wishes,” and the company makes a mistake, like the “marketing mistake that perhaps Carrier executives made” by threatening to move for the sake of efficiency, then the market’s “invisible hand” will punish it.
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