I am not sure why you feel ThinkProgress is duty-bound to report on your private hobby horse and I am completely unfamiliar with it so will not speak to any details.
Criticizing the Trump deal in Indiana has nothing to do with the people who were genuinely helped by it in the short term. It is a really shitty deal for the country though.
Listen: if I were about to be laid off from my job in a dying industry, I would absolutely love for the President Elect to buy me two more years of employment for a mere couple million in tax breaks. I would love that money directly in my pocket more, but realize that would never happen. But what is good for me — or good for the 800 Carrier employees now guaranteed two more years of employment — is not necessarily what is good for the country as a whole.
That, what is good for the country as a whole, is what we are talking about here. The Carrier deal is a shit deal for the country, and that includes both you and I. It is a great photo op and rally material, and great for the 800 folks directly affected. Given that there are similar sized or larger groups of suffering individuals in this country not getting any attention from Trump, I’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to Trump’s motives here.