Palin slams Trump Carrier deal as ‘crony capitalism’

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Sarah Palin is criticizing President-elect Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier, even as she is reportedly under consideration to serve as Trump’s secretary of Veterans Affairs.

{mosads}In a op-ed in Young Conservatives published Friday, the former Alaska governor first expresses excitement for the Carrier employees whose jobs are staying in Indiana.

“What a relief for hundreds of workers,” she wrote. “Merry Christmas Indiana!”

But she goes onto to blast the deal as “crony capitalism” and an example of the “hallmark of corruption” and “socialism.”

“When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent,” Palin 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 on big fail.”

Just ahead of Trump’s formal announcement of the deal at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Carrier would receive $7 million in tax breaks over 10 years in order to keep the 1,100 jobs in Indiana.

“However well meaning, burdensome federal government imposition is never the solution. Never. Not in our homes, not in our schools, not in churches, not in businesses,” Palin wrote in her op-ed.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Palin is being considered for a spot in Trump’s administration.

An aide to Palin said the former governor said “I feel as though the megaphone I have been provided can be used in a productive and positive way to help those desperately in need.”

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