The dire liberal predictions of doom and gloom following the recently passed GOP tax cuts continued to evaporate Friday, as shipping giant FedEx announced its plan to increase wages across the country and pay out big bonuses to American-based workers.
According to the New York Post, the nationwide shipping corporation unveiled its new plan to pay out over $200 million in increased wages, pledging two-thirds of the fund towards hourly employees and the rest to be doled out using performance metrics and time-served in the company.
FedEx also vowed to invest another $1.5 billion in the corporation’s benefits package and an addition $1.5 billion for its American transportation hubs.
“FedEx believes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will likely increase GDP and investment in the United States,” said a statement on the company’s website.
The announcement makes the shipping giant the latest American-based corporation to reinvest in the US economy following the passage of the GOP tax cuts.
AT&T, Starbucks, Disney, Home Depot, Walmart, American Airlines, Visa, and others have all raised wages and payed out big bonuses within weeks of President Trump signing the sweeping GOP tax legislation into law.
ARMAGEDDON? Visa RAISING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Following GOP Tax Cuts
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s dire predictions of “Armageddon” and the “end of the world” regarding the GOP tax cuts continued to evaporate on Monday, with credit card giant Visa announcing it would be expanding benefits to its US-based workers following the business-friendly legislation.
According to CNBC, Visa announced the company would be “raising its 401(k) matching for employees in response to tax reform.”
“JUST IN: Visa is raising its 401(k) matching for employees in response to tax reform; company also will examine other long-term investments.”
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The move makes the company the latest American corporation to drastically increase benefits and bonuses to workers following the GOP tax cut. American Airlines, AT&T, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, and others all announced renewed investments after President Trump signed the bill.
Hours before the law’s passage, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi slammed the legislation; saying the new tax cuts would spark “Armageddon,” adding that it would bring about “the end of the world” for hard-working American families.
ARMAGEDDON? Walmart to RAISE U.S. WAGES After GOP Tax Cuts
US retail giant Walmart announced Thursday its plan to raise wages for its employees across the country and pay out big bonuses in response to the recently passed GOP tax cuts; throwing more cold-water on prominent Democrats predictions of “the end of the world” after the President signed the sweeping overhaul.
Walmart –the largest single employer in multiple states throughout the nation- released an official statement this week, saying the megastore will raise its hourly wage for all associates to $11, expand maternity leave, and give out $1,000 in bonuses to eligible employees.
“Today, we are building on investments we’ve been making in associates, in their wages and skills development,” said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. “It’s our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families.”
“We are early in the stages of assessing the opportunities tax reform creates for us to invest in our customers and associates and to further strengthen our business, all of which should benefit our shareholders,” he added.
The announcement is a far cry from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s predictions of “Armageddon” and the “end of the world.”
Other major American corporations, such as Southwest Airlines, AT&T, Boeing, and others have also announced major investments in US-based workers following the tax cuts.