Thursday's announcement by Carrier that it had reversed its decision to move certain jobs outside the country spotlighted Trump's inclination to personally intervene in the economy, down to a company's assembly line.
Trump said the decision to preserve Carrier's factory jobs occurred after he had phoned the CEO of its parent company, United Technologies.
Early in his presidency, when President Barack Obama intervened in the economy, it faced the gravest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
The government launched emergency steps to infuse capital into banks and automakers, while borrowing heavily to fund an economic stimulus to galvanize growth.
Mike Pence, now the vice president-elect, and Mitt Romney, the party's 2012 presidential nominee and now a contender to be Trump's secretary of state.
The president-elect has promised corporate tax cuts to entice employers to stay.
Trump, in fact, noted that that Carrier deal succeeded only because one of the factory workers had said in a TV news report that the president-elect would save their jobs.
Federal budgeting requires meticulous planning, noted Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonprofit that favors limiting government debt.
 outside analyses have concluded that tax cuts of the magnitude he proposes would either swell the national debt or force deep spending cuts.
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