Companies Spread More Than Holiday Cheer In Trump’s America After Tax Bill

Because of the tax overhaul President Donald Trump signed into law, a number of businesses plan to voluntarily hand out bonuses to their employees, including powerhouses like Fifth Third Bancorp, Wells Fargo and Boeing. But they’re not the only ones. Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal, also intends to hand out bonuses. In a statement the global telecommunications giant vowed to “award special $1,000 bonuses to more than one hundred thousand eligible frontline and non-executive employees” in light of not only the tax bill, but the Trump administration’s earlier decision to rescind net neutrality. Here’s the stunning kicker: Many of the same “fake news” media hacks at NBC and MSNBC who spent the past year constantly besmirching the president’s character and maligning his policy decisions stand to benefit greatly from these bonuses. “Journalists at NBC/MSNBC are among the Comcast employees getting $1,000 bonuses,” CNN’s senior media correspondent, Brian Stelter, explained in a tweet last week. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham pointed this out as well: Ingraham’s point was a solid one: Since the leftists at NBC and especially MSNBC complain incessantly about the rich and wealthy (of which they happen to be a part) not paying their fair share, it would be awfully hypocritical of them to keep their bonuses. Just to be clear, though, the effect triggered by the GOP’s tax bill isn’t just benefiting the elitist jerks at NBC and MSNBC. It’s also benefiting countless everyday Americans. For instance, both Fifth Third Bancorp and Wells Fargo announced plans last week to raise the minimum wage for thousands of their employees to $15 an hour. Boeing likewise revealed in a statement that it intends to donate $100 million to charity/education/veterans programs, invest $100 million in “workforce development in the form of training, education, and other capabilities” and spend another $100 million improving the facilities where its employees work. And what has the response been from the left? Outrage and complaints, as usual. MSNBC nutcase Joy Reid specifically claimed these efforts by businesses to give back to their employees are nothing but “corporate America trying to convince you that their naked greed is charity,” as reported by the New York Post. Said the ungrateful brat who’ll soon enjoy an extra $1,000 that she most certainly doesn’t deserve. But go ahead and keep speaking your lies, Ms. Reid, because the fact remains that no matter how many lies you tell, the truth speaks for itself. And if you’d like to see that truth for yourself, I suggest you open up your wallet and look inside. www.conservativetribune.com