"I found it slightly creepy -- sucking up to Trump and to the Trump administration in hope of favors"

But I thought it was sort of disgraceful when the tax cut gets passed and they immediately have these bonuses. If the tax cut’s good policy, we’ll see that it was good policy. And it’s perfectly legitimate a year later for corporate leaders to say, ‘One of the things that contributed to our excellent returns this year was a more favorable tax structure which allows us to compete around the world. And we’re really thrilled that our workers have done better.’

Write $1,000 checks to people? Wasn’t the whole point of the tax cut to free up money for investment? I mean, the government can just write checks to people. It doesn’t have to go through a middle man, you know. Give ’em to everyone, not just the people who work for certain favored companies.

I found it slightly creepy — sucking up to Trump and to the Trump administration in hope of favors. This is the classic limited government, Hayek, et cetera, argument for why you don’t want protectionism. You don’t want government meddling and interfering everywhere, picking winners and picking companies.