Democrats and their liberal cohorts in the media are putting on their best Grinch impersonations after learning that many of America’s biggest corporations are passing their tax bill savings on to the thousands of workers who make their companies tick.
Putting an immediate lie to the left-wing myth that this tax bill will only help the very wealthiest Americans, companies like AT&T, Sinclair, Comcast, Wells Fargo, and Fifth Third Bank are giving out bonuses and wage hikes that will have an immediate impact on the middle class. Thanks to a major cut in the corporate tax rate, American businesses suddenly have the kind of money they need to compete effectively with international corporations…and the left HATES what they see unfolding before their eyes.
In the New York Post, the editorial board pointed out some of the worst examples of left-wing rage:
So what was the Democrats’ reaction when corporations began passing on their anticipated added profits to workers?
Democratic (and former Hillary Clinton) strategist Jesse Ferguson called it an attempt to “curry favor” by “playing to the ego of the president.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed the AT&T bonus had already been negotiated as part of a new union contract and was an attempt to “pin a rose on this tax bill” — only to learn that it was an extra $1,000 bonus on top of the earlier one.
Many other Dems and their media supporters labeled it a p.r. stunt. MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who’ll soon pocket an extra $1,000, called it “corporate America trying to convince you that their naked greed is charity.”
Let’s say that these corporations are guilty of exactly what the Democrats are accusing them of: Blatant public relations chicanery in an attempt to get Trump to tweet nice things about them and to get conservatives to believe in their companies. Yeah…so what? We say: That’s all part of the game.
In fact, this is exactly what we’d hoped to see when we first started getting excited about Donald Trump as a candidate. Remember, back when he was talking about bringing jobs back from Mexico and other countries? We knew there was only a slim chance that he could accomplish this through the kind of punishing tax schemes he was talking about on the campaign trail, but we also knew that – merely by drawing attention to these problems – he could herald a major shift. Companies WANT good publicity, and they’re willing to pay good money to get it. If that means bringing jobs back to this country to please a very popular and outspoken president – you’d damn well better believe they’ll do it. This has an echo effect throughout the entire corporate sector.
And, of course, it doesn’t hurt when you throw a nice big tax break on top of the tweeting!
If they don’t watch it, Democrats are going to find themselves running on a party platform that is AGAINST the American people making more money. They can try to win back the White House and Congress with that message, but we’re going to go ahead and bet on red.