Put an American Flag on every Carrier product. Carrier sales were down. they had a responsibility to keep the bottom line, the profit line, from decreasing. One way is to increase sales. Another to lower costs. Moving production to Mexico would cut costs. Moving production to any country to save money is never a simple job but for a worldwide company it’s not difficult. Local managers and workers would make the move easier. Mexican workers are good. Moving to Mexico would most likely have been done to decrease costs which could also mean not losing money to taxes, government regulations and fees.

Obama and the Democrats had no ideas about which to discuss with Carrier. Trump, being a practical business man, educated at the Wharton school of the University of Pennsylvania not only spoke their language, he knew how to interpret their balance sheets and P & L statements. He also knew how to read between the lines of an Annual report to spot problem areas. He also knew how to solve them and enhance Carrier’s position in Indiana. Obama had no one with whom he could discuss those issues. No one. Nada, zilch, zip, zero.

Trump said: “I think it’s very presidential. And if it’s not presidential, that’s OK because I like doing it”. “But we’re going to have a lot of phone calls made to companies when they say they’re leaving this country because they’re not going to leave this country.”

Trump said he called up Gregory Hayes, chief executive of Carrier’s parent company, United Technology, after watching a nightly news report about Trump’s campaign promise to keep the plant open. Trump said at first he did not recall the statement, then said he had not intended it to be taken literally. But the broadcast moved him to take action.

“I said, Greg, you gotta help us out here. You gotta do something,” Trump recalled Thursday.

At a local bar, q waitress said when she voted for Trump, she knew he would make a difference.

“We knew Trump was on it,” she said. “He’s not even in office yet and he’s saving … jobs.”

Every job saved saves more downstream jobs at the local stores, gas stations, drug stores, fast food restaurants, doctors, nurses, police and firemen, and on down the line. More jobs for teens who have no experience but who are willing to work and learn. New research suggests manufacturing’s impacts on the economy are even larger when we take into consideration the entire manufacturing value chain plus manufacturing for other industries’ supply chains. It’s estimated the total multiplier effect for manufacturing to be $3.60 for every $1.00 of value-added output, with one manufacturing employee generating another 3.4 workers elsewhere. (Source: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation)

The total number of jobs saved as a consequence of Trump helping Carrier stay in America is about 4.4 jobs per person. So the net net effect is about 4,840 jobs that stay in America as a direct and indirect effect of Trump getting involved to help Carrier stay in America.

United technologies is the parent company that owns Carrier. United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut. It researches, develops, and manufactures high-technology products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, HVAC, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and industrial products, among others. UTC is also a large military contractor, producing missile and aircraft systems.
Carrier is part of their HVAC division. Here’s UTC’s latest annual report. HERE.
It’s 72 pages of details that a business person would understand. Politicians aren’t business people.

In an effort to provide a more comprehensive, accurate picture of NAFTA’s effects, a new model takes into account both imports and exports and uses industry-level trade, price, and demographic data.

This study’s new model indicates the reduction in net exports to Mexico has eliminated 227,663 U.S. job opportunities since 1993, and the reduction in net exports to Canada has eliminated 167,172 job opportunities in the same period. In total, NAFTA resulted in a net loss of 394,835 jobs in its first three years.

This study’s model also makes possible an analysis of the demographic composition of NAFTA’s impact on employment. The analysis finds that NAFTA has eliminated significant numbers of jobs for women and members of minority groups, as well as white males. Between 1993 and 1996, women lost 141,454 jobs to NAFTA, blacks lost 36,890 jobs, and Hispanics lost 22,520 jobs, numbers closely reflecting these groups’ shares in manufacturing industries. Moreover, a disproportionate number of the jobs eliminated by NAFTA were manufacturing jobs, which pay relatively high wages, further contributing to NAFTA’s detrimental effect on the distribution of income and wages of working Americans.

In addition, to make matters worse, Obama is anti-business and anti-American business. How do we know that? He never studied anything about business. Trump did. Trump studied business at Wharton. He’s been ahead of the curve most of his life, starting with working for and with his dad in business.

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