As the Tax Cut Armageddon sweeps the nation, Democrats and beleaguered Resistance forces continue to be outraged that companies are showering raises, bonuses and additional benefits on employees, the people Democrats claim to represent. It’s difficult to fathom how evil some can be when they see workers making money.
Today Walmart announced will be raising their starting wage to $11 an hour, increasing maternity leave and handing out bonuses to eligible employees thanks to the recently enacted tax cuts, which zero Democrats voted for, and the left just can’t handle it.
Walmart’s employees will soon reap the benefits of the recent tax law changes, as the company raises its starting wage, creates new benefits and distributes bonuses to eligible workers.
The big-box retailer announced Thursday it will be increasing its starting wage rate for hourly employees in the U.S. to $11, and is expanding maternity and parental leave benefits. Currently, Walmart’s starting wage is $9 until workers complete a training program. Then, they receive $10.
Walmart will also be paying a one-time cash bonus to eligible employees of as much as $1,000. The payouts, which should total roughly $400 million, will result in a one-time charge that the company will take in the fourth quarter of this year.
The bonuses will be determined by an employee’s length of service at the company. Those workers with more than 20 years of experience will qualify to receive the full $1,000. However, workers with two to four years of experience will receive $250, a Walmart spokesman told CNBC.
Employees with 15 to 19 years of service at Walmart will receive $750, while those with 10 to 14 years of work there will receive a $400 bonus, and five to nine years of experience merits a $300 bonus, he said.
The company is also creating a new benefit that provides financial assistance to its employees who are looking to adopt a child, giving them as much as $5,000 per child to cover expenses such as adoption agency fees, translation fees and legal costs.
“Tax reform gives us the opportunity to be more competitive globally and to accelerate plans for the U.S.,” CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement.
Well, this good news just cannot stand:
— TheGoodWitch (@S_Klein) January 11, 2018
Imagine her reaction if she were a bad witch.
What's wrong w/$15? A living wage. Your workers should not have to rely on food stamps, or having to work another job. Do better.
— CJ Pfeiff (@cjpfeiff) January 11, 2018
As in cities where a $15 minimum wage was rammed through that would mean fewer employees and bad news for liberals.
…..but they'll be closing 15,000 stores and laying off 100,000 ppl. I think we've seen this before. AT&T to be exact. Approximately 1 day after they claimed they would raise their wages to $15 and give $1k bonuses.
— archiebird (@archiebird) January 11, 2018
Don’t you just love the optimism? Just imagine if it were true.
considering they only have 5,000 stores in the US, this will be quite the trick
— Cheesetrader (@cheesetrader1) January 11, 2018
But still not allow their employees full time hours and provide little to no benefits?
— Boy Who Cried Wolf (@Versuhtyle) January 11, 2018
Constantly crying wolf must be exhausting.
— Mr. Ed Stable Genius (@jimmywhiz) January 11, 2018
“Scammed.” Now remember, nothing is good enough for the left.
They could do more.
— Joshua Morelli (@jmlmorelli) January 11, 2018
Meanwhile, Armageddon sweeps the nation:
Here's a handy list of the hundred-or-so companies giving bonuses, pay hikes, or other benefits in response to the GOP's tax reform law. Doesn't have Walmart on it yet. https://t.co/O9tYNpWU98
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) January 11, 2018
Tax Cuts for the Rich Keep Giving
Walmart Citing New Tax Law Announcing
New starting wage to $11,
Cash bonuses $200 to $1,000
10- weeks paid maternity leave
10- weeks paid parental leave
$5,000 adoption benefit
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) January 11, 2018
Outrageous, isn’t it?
Democrats voted against this. https://t.co/ZCTFbLVv60
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) January 11, 2018
Then we have the hapless Think Progress twerp JuddleGum chiming in:
Employees are eligible for the one-time 1K bonus if they’ve worked at Walmart 20 YEARS https://t.co/m0vaUQoVft
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 11, 2018
How much do the propagandists at Think Progress earn per hour, Juddles? That he’s not answering.
Come Friday when Americans start keeping more of their own money from their paychecks then we’ll really see Armageddon for the left. The meltdown should be epic.
Anyone voting for Democrats in November should have their heads examined, assuming they can afford it once Democrats increase your taxes.