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Donald Trump made good on his pledge to keep Carrier's jobs in Indiana by brokering a deal that preserves 1,100 jobs in exchange for $700,000 per year in tax benefits. Critics say this is a bad deal that does little for the manufacturing industry and sets a dangerous precedent for companies threatening to leave the United States. Supporters are glad that 1,000 jobs are staying in America—even though Carrier is still outsourcing other jobs. What do you think? Vote now!

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This series of tweets show the tension behind the Carrier deal. On its face, it looks good. To some, $700,000 a year to keep jobs where they're needed is a small price to pay. Critics worry that this is little more than a PR campaign—this method does not work when it is scaled up to the entire manufacturing industry. 

Some liberals are finding it funny that people who previously criticized President Obama for the auto industry bailout are so gung-ho with President-elect Trump's bailout of Carrier. 

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The deal looks and feels good, but it does little in the big picture. 

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Despite the criticism, there is a need to preserve good jobs where they are needed most in America, and there are few policy tools that enable to government to preserve those jobs. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have used government incentives and subsidies to preserve jobs. 

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Carrier is still moving some jobs to Mexico. The company released a statement following the deal's announcement stating that they are still committed to moving jobs abroad. 

Carrier has had very productive conversations in recent days with President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence.
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We have negotiated an agreement with the incoming administration that we believe benefits our workers, the state of Indiana and our company.
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We are announcing today that Carrier will continue to manufacture gas furnaces in Indianapolis, in addition to retaining engineering and headquarters staff, preserving more than 1,000 jobs.
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Carrier will also designate its Indianapolis manufacturing facility as a Center of Excellence for gas furnace production, with a commitment to making significant investments to continue to maintain a world-class furnace factory.
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Today’s announcement is possible because the incoming Trump-Pence administration has emphasized to us its commitment to support the business community and create an improved, more competitive U.S. business climate. The incentives offered by the state were an important consideration.
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This agreement in no way diminishes our belief in the benefits of free trade and that the forces of globalization will continue to require solutions for the long-term competitiveness of the U.S. and of American workers moving forward.
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