Armageddon” if tax cuts passed Congress, but the middle class already has several reasons to celebrate.
Earlier today, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie asked Speaker Ryan if he was living in a “fantasy world” for thinking the bill will lead to higher wages and economic growth.
Here are just a few dispatches from said “fantasy world”:
AT&T's announcement today for $1,000 bonuses for 200,000 employees follows an announcement last week to pay 20,000 employees $1,000 bonuses as mandated by a union agreement https://t.co/6YUqORzDaC … https://t.co/Bw7lgQqatd pic.twitter.com/3LCYJuYNcS— Mike Rosenberg (@ByRosenberg) December 20, 2017
JUST IN: Fifth Third Bancorp announces plan "to raise its minimum hourly wage for all employees to $15, and distribute a one-time bonus of $1,000 for more than 13,500 employees" following passage of tax bill. https://t.co/iv4i2MTAkO— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) December 20, 2017
Companies announcing investments, hiking wages, or giving out special bonuses so far because the GOP tax bill passed—— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) December 20, 2017
—Fifth Third Bancorp
#BREAKING— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) December 20, 2017
Comcast to give $1,000 bonuses to more than 100K "eligible frontline and non-executive employees" & invest $50 billion over the next five years in infrastructure "based on the passage of tax reform"
It has begun:@GuidoLombardiUS @GOP— 🌐MAGA✴️MEDIA⚖ (@MagaMediaNews) December 21, 2017
Comcast: invest $100M in employees; $1k bonus
AT&T: invest $1B in US; $1K bonus
Boeing: invest $100M in employees
FedEx: expansion of workforce
FifthBankCorp: raise minwage to $15hr; $1k bonus
Who researches their news..
Of course, your favorite media outlets are doing their very best to hide the news from the American public:
Not a single story re good news of 100,000s of people who will get a tax reform bonus, including employees of AT&T, parent company of CNN. pic.twitter.com/CFojZAPBiM— Razor (@hale_razor) December 21, 2017
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