CNN Panel Wonders Why Trump Had to Save Carrier When Indiana Gov. Pence Should Have

‘It’s a legal minefield but it’s also a political or philosophical one because what it involves is governments picking winners and losers’

CNN panel wonders why Trump had to save Carrier when Indiana Gov. Mike Pence should have (Raw Story)

Economists have been concerned about President-Elect Donald Trump involving himself in “saving” 1,000 jobs from the Carrier plant. But CNN’s “New Day” panel had other concerns.

“It’s a legal minefield but it’s also a political or philosophical one because what it involves is governments picking winners and losers,” CNN correspondent Richard Quest told Chris Cuomo. “Why go for Carrier and not its competition? Its competition turns around and says, ‘You’ve got this, what are we getting in return?'”

Political economist Greg Valliere agreed, citing Sarah Palin, “of all people,” who called the move “crony capitalism and intrusion by a government into private business decisions.”

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