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
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.
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.”
ㅤFull 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
ㅤ”The American economy reached its 147th straight week that unemployment claims dipped below 300,000, which marks the longest unemployment streak since 1970.”
ㅤ”Shoppers were out in force this year, pushing retail sales up at their fastest pace since 2011, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse.
ㅤSales rose 4.9 percent from November 1 through Christmas Eve, handily beating the 3.7 percent gain of last year. Online retail sales rose 18.1 percent.
ㅤ’Overall, this year was a big win for retail,’ Mastercard’s Sarah Quinlan told the Wall Street Journal.
ㅤThe rising sales figures reflect near record high consumer confidence and a strong jobs market. Consumer confidence hit its highest level in 17 years in November. Unemployment fell to a 17 year low in October.”
ㅤô¿ô …Anyone paying attention had predicted this would happen.
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ㅤ”The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.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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ㅤ”Manufacturing growth is accelerating into the end of the year, defying expectations that recent growth would slow, according to data from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.
ㅤThe Philly Fed’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey soared up to a reading of 26.2 in December, up from 22.7. Economists had been expecting a slight downtick to 21.8.”
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ㅤ”‘Congress, working closely with the President, took a monumental step to bring taxes paid by U.S. businesses in line with the rest of the industrialized world,’ said AT&T chief Randall Stephenson. ‘This tax reform will drive economic growth and create good-paying jobs.'”