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  • Good News About Trump's Tax Cuts Keeps Rolling In, So Why Is Public Support Flagging?

    04/19/2018 8:23:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/19/2018
    There's a growing disconnect between the economic benefits spinning off the Republican tax cuts and the poll numbers. Is the public going sour of them? Or is this just more wishful thinking on the part of Democrats and the liberal press? Just the past week saw three more examples of the tax cuts' benefits. Item 1: Kroger announced that it was accelerating wage hikes, increasing the company's 401(k) match, enhancing benefits, and expanding employee discounts. All, it said, thanks to the Republican tax reforms. Kroger joins more than 500 other companies who've extended bonuses, wage hikes, or improved benefits to...
  • Poll: Not seeing change in paychecks due to tax cuts

    03/28/2018 10:52:01 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 40 replies
    Self | 3/28/2018 | Vanity
    A Poll by "The Hill" says most are not seeing change in paychecks due to tax cuts. True if you don't have overtime (12% instead of 15%) True if you don't take advantage of the Greater Standard Deduction and/or increased Child Credits by adjusting your W4. The Democrats are on Thin Ice.
  • Trump Wants A 'Phase Two' Of Tax Cuts

    03/13/2018 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/12/18 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Trump again brings up a "phase two" of tax cuts. The GOP law passed in December permanently chops taxes for corporations and temporarily reduces the tax rate for most individuals. Trump wants a 'phase two' of tax cuts Trump wants a 'phase two' of tax cuts 18 Hours Ago | 00:44 President Donald Trump said again Monday he wants a "phase two" of tax cuts on top of the law Republicans passed in December. Speaking as the World Series champion Houston Astros visited the White House, Trump asked Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, whether he planned to cut taxes further....
  • Nancy Pelosi runs from the 'crumbs,' and then really steps in it

    03/10/2018 9:28:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Nancy Pelosi hasn't exactly been in clover since she disdainfully sniffed that $1,000 worker bonuses were just " crumbs " following the Republican passage of tax cuts. She was so against those that she screeched that " people are going to die !" if the tax cuts dared pass in Congress. After the tax cuts did, just as in Aesop's tale of the fox and the grapes, she called the resulting unexpected bonuses "crumbs." Apparently, the fallout has been so bad on that she's backtracked on her remarks, putting out this tweet, which was noticed by Fox News: Certainly we...
  • United’s plan to replace bonuses with lottery enrages employees

    03/05/2018 2:07:38 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 51 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Mar 5, 2018 10:26 a.m. ET | Barbara Kollmeyer
    Employees complain of ‘jelly of the month club’ profit-sharing. Be extra nice to that United Airlines employee the next time you plan to “Fly the Friendly Skies.” There’s a good chance they’re smiling on the outside, and fuming on the inside after a memo leaked late last week from the airline’s president, Scott Kirby, said the company will be canceling its quarterly bonus program, and replacing it with a drawing for prizes.
  • Poll Finds More Americans Agree With Pelosi that GOP Tax Cut Delivered ‘Crumbs’(barf alert)

    03/04/2018 12:41:30 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    U.S News ^ | March 2nd 2018 | Gabrielle Levy
    HALF OF AMERICANS AGREE with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's comments that corporations are giving their workers "crumbs" as a result of the tax bill, according to a poll released Friday by a group aligned with President Donald Trump. America First Priorities, found 49 percent of respondents agreed with the California Democrat, whose remarks pointed out the disparity in the windfall companies received in December with the passage of a major tax cut compared to the comparatively small bonuses they're handing out to their employees. "In terms of the bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are...
  • How Tax Cuts Led To West Virginia’s Massive Teacher Strike

    03/03/2018 4:37:17 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 2, 2018 | Dave Jamieson
    It turns out it’s tough to give teachers raises when you slash taxes for a decade. Striking teachers and other public employees in West Virginia have shut down schools across the state for more than a week, flooding the capitol in Charleston each day to rebuke their lawmakers. The workers are demanding significant raises to their stagnant pay and a clear plan to curb rising premiums in the state employee health care program.
  • Democrats are surprised that more money in pay checks is popular

    02/27/2018 5:34:14 AM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    powerlineblog. ^ | February 26, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    How out of touch is the Democratic Party? This out of touch: The Washington Post reports that Democrats expected the Trump tax cut to be unpopular and are surprised to find that voters like seeing more money in their pay checks. Post reporter Erica Warner writes: Democrats predicted a political backlash for ­Republicans in December when the GOP pushed through a deeply unpopular tax cut that added more than $1 trillion to the federal deficit and disproportionately helped the wealthy. But at the outset of the 2018 campaign season, Democrats’ early optimism appears less well founded here [in Indiana], where...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Boeing Executives Plotted to Stop Employee Bonuses to Keep Trump from Getting the Credit

    02/21/2018 4:30:38 PM PST · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Washington Reporter ^ | February 21, 2018 | Jacob Wohl
    Starting in late 2017, Boeing executives discussed plans to conceal employee bonuses or cancel them altogether in order to keep President Trump from getting credit, following the passage of the Republican tax-reform bill. On a series of conference calls led by Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Communications Phil Musser, Musser proposed and lobbied for canceling bonuses out of fear that the company may contribute to President Trump’s rising approval rating. Before Musser worked as a high level Boeing’s communications staffer in Washington, his employment history included public and media relations work for Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign and The Freedom...
  • Valley bank credits GOP tax cuts for employee bonuses

    02/20/2018 10:00:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    WHSV ^ | Feb 20, 2018
    HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Employees of F&M Bank were surprised on Tuesday to learn they would receive a bonus, which the institution attributes to additional earnings expected as a result of the GOP tax plan. "This is an opportunity we haven't seen during my career, as far as cuts in corporate tax rates," said Executive Vice President Neil Hayslett. "Rather than just banking all that, so to speak, we wanted to share it with the employees." The GOP tax plan cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Those who work more than 30 hours a week...
  • Smucker's Announces $1000 Employee Bonuses, $20M Added to Employee Pensions

    02/19/2018 6:32:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 19, 2018 | Paula Bolyard
    (Image via J.M. Smucker Company) The J.R. Smucker company announced last week that 5000 employees will be receiving $1000 bonuses as a result of the Republican tax plan. They also plan to add $20 million to the employee pension program and donate an additional $1 million to charity. "We had a strong third quarter, with sales growth for key brands in every business and strong earnings per share growth fueled by the benefits of U.S. income tax reform and ongoing cost discipline," said Mark Smucker, chief executive officer, in a press release. "These results reflect our commitment to delivering...
  • Steve Mnuchin: Treasury will crack down on carried-interest loophole......

    02/14/2018 9:02:11 AM PST · by caww · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/14/2018 | by Joseph Lawler |
    The Treasury Department and IRS will seek to prevent hedge funds from exploiting the new tax law to cut their taxes through carried interest, Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday in congressional testimony. Mnuchin was responding to the news reported earlier in the morning by Bloomberg that hedge funds are setting up Delaware LLCs in large numbers to try to avoid the law's limitation on carried interest.
  • GOP rep unveils 'Crumbs Act' to make bonuses tax-free, in swipe at Pelosi

    02/14/2018 4:00:13 AM PST · by smileyface · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 13 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A Republican lawmaker is set to unveil legislation that would make most bonuses given out as a result of President Trump's tax reform plan tax-free -- and took a jab at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with the bill's name. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., has dubbed his bill the "Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings" -- or "CRUMBS" Act. Pelosi, D-Calif., famously referred to the bonuses as "crumbs" in criticizing the tax plan last month. "Americans are receiving thousands of dollars in bonuses and more money in their paychecks thanks to President Trump's tax reform, but out-of-touch Democratic...
  • GOP Rep to Introduce the 'Crumbs Act' in Jab at Pelosi

    02/14/2018 5:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Congressman Todd Rokita, R-Ind., will introduce legislation that helps Americans keep more of the bonuses they receive by making them tax-free. The legislation, “Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings”—known as the CRUMBS Act—also takes a swipe at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has repeatedly downplayed the significance of the bonuses some Americans are receiving thanks to the GOP tax plan by referring to them as “crumbs.”“In terms of the bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to kind of put the schmooze on — it’s so pathetic,” she told reporters last...
  • California families are missing out on tax credit

    02/12/2018 6:13:11 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 12, 2018 | Toni Atkins And and Bob Annibale
    Tax season is in full swing across California, as millions collect documents, download software and hassle their accountants. But for millions of Californians, tax time provides a vital financial lifeline thanks to one of the most successful, but underused, anti-poverty programs – the federal Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • Go Figure: Tax Revenues Climbed $18 Billion In First Month Of GOP Tax Cuts

    02/08/2018 2:09:18 PM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Feb 2018
    Wait, weren’t the tax cuts supposed to bankrupt the country to benefit the rich? It almost looks like the tax cuts — which took effect in January — are paying for themselves. That wouldn’t be fair, either. As the CBO notes, the new payroll withholding scheduled hadn’t fully taken effect in January; companies don’t have to update their employee tax withholdings until the middle of this month. When that happens, monthly revenues from individual income taxes will likely slip. But the latest CBO report does show how a growing economy can make up a lot of the difference between the...
  • Maryland will sue Trump administration over state tax-deduction cap

    02/09/2018 5:09:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Maryland will sue the Trump administration for capping state and local tax (SALT) deductions in its new federal tax law, the state’s attorney general said Thursday. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Trump last year contains a provision capping SALT deductions at $10,000, and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said residents across the heavily-taxed state stand to take a hit as a result. “By eliminating the SALT deductions, Trump’s tax bill will jack up taxes for more than half a million Marylanders,” Mr. Frosh, a Democrat, said in a statement announcing his intent to sue the Trump...
  • CNN Blames Trump Tax Cuts for Stock Drop

    02/06/2018 4:32:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The liberal media are rushing to see whether President Trump will accept blame for the stock drop in the same way he took credit for its rise. But CNN came up with a new twist on the blame-Trump game this morning, suggesting that the Trump taxs cuts are the culprit. Alisyn Camerota teed it up, suggesting, in respect of the stock drop, that the cuts were “at work here.” John Avlon was only too happy to run with the ball, saying it was indeed possible that: “those tax cuts created the conditions for this [stock drop.]” Get the rest of...
  • Paul Ryan Deletes Tweet Lauding a $1.50 Benefit From the New Tax Law

    02/04/2018 8:28:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/03/2018 | Emily Cochrane
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan faced a backlash on Saturday after he pointed to a secretary’s $1.50 weekly increase in take-home pay as a sign of the Republican tax plan’s success.“A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week ... she said [that] will more than cover her Costco membership for the year,” Mr. Ryan posted on Twitter, sharing an Associated Press report about paycheck increases under the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul.The article describes a high school secretary, Julia Ketchum, as “pleasantly surprised” that her pay...
  • Irony Alert: Univision Owner to Give Employees $1000 Bonuses Due to Trump Tax Cuts

    02/03/2018 1:06:08 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 2, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oh irony of ironies. How beautiful you can be! Less than a week after Univision smeared the Trump tax cuts, the owner of that broadcasting network, Haim Saban, has announced that he will be giving $1000 bonuses to his employees due to those same tax cuts. In fact, as we shall see, Saban very specifically credited those same tax cuts as the reason for the bonuses. To get a full appreciation of the irony involved let us first look at what a Univision anchor said about the Trump tax cuts as reported by the MRC Latino Staff on January 27...