Bad News for Dems: New Poll Reveals GOP Made Double-Digit Jump After Tax Cuts

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ㅤ”‘A new CNN poll tightened the margin to 5 points — with Democrats at 49% and Republicans at 44%. The same poll showed Democrats leading by 18 points last month,’ reports Axios.”


Full story at The Independent Journal Review, image from twitter.com (tags tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes) – 1/22/18

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After Pelosi Calls Tax Bill Bonuses Crumbs, CEO Giving Out Benefits Drops the Hammer

ㅤ”Waste Management CEO James Fish appeared on Fox Business to explain to Pelosi just how wrong she was for her comments in three key points.
ㅤFirst, he explained these are working people: ‘drivers, helpers on the back of trucks, recycle workers, landfill workers, customer service agents.’ An extra two grand in addition to the massive tax cuts is a big deal for them.
ㅤThen, he stated that ‘whatever benefits the economy benefits us.’ He went on, saying that ‘if we inject $68 million into the economy, it helps the economy, and that helps our business.’
ㅤHis last point was that the tax cuts and bonuses help them substantially to keep workers on board and lower their turnover rate.
ㅤ’From a shareholder standpoint, this is good for us because retention is always an issue for our company. It’s always an issue for companies that employ drivers and hourly employees like these, so this is good for us in terms of retention,’ he stated.'”


Full story at The Independent Journal Review, image from ijr.com (nancy pelosi, pelosi, tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes, james fish) – 1/16/18

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164 Companies Credit Tax Reform For Bonuses And Pay Raises

ㅤ”The list has been continually updated and jumped from 40 companies to 164 in 10 days, The Washington Examiner reports.
ㅤThe businesses include: American Airlines, AT&T, several prominent savings and loan banks, Boeing, Comcast, Pacific Power, and Visa.
ㅤThe list shows what each company paid in bonuses and includes attached statements or press releases, saying tax reform was the catalyst for each company’s decision.”


Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller.com (jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes, workforce, working class, bonuses, pay raises) – 1/15/18

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Walmart to raise wages and give bonuses, citing GOP tax cuts

ㅤ”Walmart announced Thursday it plans to raise starting wages and give a one-time bonus to employees, citing the tax reform bill passed by Republicans and signed into law by President Trump last month.”

ㅤô¿ô …RIght on.

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from wordpress.com (jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes, wages, workforce, working class, walmart) – 1/11/18.

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Electric Corporation To Use Cash From Tax Cut To Lower Energy Bills

ㅤ”Washington, D.C., based utility company Pepco recently announced they plan to use funds made available by the newly signed tax reform bill to lower customer’s energy bills, confirming the GOP talking point that savings from the legislation would trickle down to consumers.”

Full story at The Daily Caller, image from form9465.com. (tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes) 1/9/18

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American Airlines joins Southwest in announcing bonuses thanks to GOP tax plan

ㅤ”Recent tax reform has received much publicity. While the company does not yet pay cash taxes due to our enormous losses in the past, there is no doubt that our country’s new tax structure will have positive long-term benefits for America.
ㅤWe will be able to invest even more in aircraft and facilities, and we will be able to do so with even greater confidence about the future. As we analyze those potential future benefits, our leadership team, backed by our Board of Directors, considered how a portion of that positive impact might be directly shared with the very people who produce the profits at American…all of you.” — CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from boardingarea.com. (tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes, american airlines, southwest airlines) 1/2/18ㅤHome

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US Bancorp Rewards Its Minimum-Wage Workers, Thanks to GOP Tax Reform Package

ㅤ”The company will give nearly 60,000 employees a $1,000 bonus, and hourly employees will see their wages increase to a minimum of $15 an hour. A contribution of $150 million will also be given to the U.S. Bank Foundation.”

Full story at The Independent Journal Review, image from wpsdlocal6.com. (jobs, labor force, middle class, middle income, minimum-wage, tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes, workforce, working class, u.s. bancorp) 1/2/18ㅤHome

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China Offers Incentives for US Companies Not to Leave After Sweeping Tax Reform Bill

ㅤ”Although China’s announcement on Thursday didn’t refer to the tax cuts, China’s vice finance minister vowed to ‘take proactive measures’ in response to the legislation.
ㅤThe Republican tax bill included a steep corporate income tax cut — from 35 to 21 percent — that the Trump administration pushed as a way to make the United States more competitive and draw companies away from nations with lower tax rates.”

Full story at The Independent Journal Review, image from ijr(.com) • tax cuts, tax rates, tax reform, taxes, china
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Aflac boosts employee benefits, pledged additional US investment due to tax bill

ㅤ”The insurance company said beginning next year, it will increase its 401(k) match from 50 percent to 100 percent on the first 4 percent of employee contributions and will also contribute $500 to each employee’s 401(k) plan.”

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2018: What’s Next for Obamacare

ㅤ”The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Obamacare mandated that Americans who forgo health insurance would have to pay $695 or 2.5 percent of their income, whichever is larger. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) found that 80 percent of those who pay the Obamacare mandate fine make less than $50,000 a year, making the mandate’s repeal a huge middle-class tax cut.”

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Billionaire Gives Employees $1.3M in Bonuses After GOP Tax Bill — There Goes That Narrative

ㅤ”Bob Parsons, the billionaire owner of YAM Worldwide, has announced that he will be giving $1.3 million in bonuses to his employees.
ㅤHe made the announcement on Friday and explained that nearly 600 of his employees who had been with the company longer than six months would receive $2,000 and those hired more recently than that would receive $1,000 bonuses. This is all on top of a $500 to $5,000 bonus, based on tenure, that employees at his company received in December.
ㅤParsons stated:
ㅤㅤ’The passage of the tax credit is a catalyst for explosive economic growth. On a massive scale, the lowered federal tax burden on businesses will increase investment, entrepreneurship and corporate philanthropy. I’ve always believed in sharing good news and have decided to celebrate the tax plan by giving back to my staff.'”

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Bank of America Paying $1000 Tax Cut Bonuses to 145,000 American Workers

ㅤ”Brian Moynihan, the bank’s chief executive, sent an email to employees citing the benefits to the company from the lower corporate tax rate.
ㅤThe bank also said that it expected to invest more in technology and in cities around the country where it operates but currently lacks ‘an extensive financial center network.'”

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Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu: Tax Cuts Make Poor People Jealous


ㅤPictured: Liberal California Congressman Ted Lieu

ㅤô¿ô …The poverty rate in California is the highest in the USA. Partially because of big government, Democratic Socialists like this numbskull.
ㅤThere is no harm in jealousy among the poor. Jealousy among the poor is beneficial. It’s an incentive for people to work themselves out of poverty.

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