12-01-2016, 09:06 PM
The tax breaks described in that article are available to any business provided they meet the conditions under the law. The Carrier deal is only available to Carrier.
Carrier is getting money from the state government based on the condition they stay in Indiana and their financial performance. There is no difference between the tax credit or if they received a check in the same amount with the same conditions. No other business can receive these incentives under the law.
Trump made it sound like he was going to get Carrier to roll over simply with his "tuff talk" as president. He had to get Pence to bribe them with money from Indiana taxpayers. This probably wouldn't have happened at all if Pence wasn't governor. Great political move for Trump. But bad for the Indiana economy their taxpayers.