The US economy continued to roar to life in April under President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress, with new figures showing the Treasury collecting a record-breaking amount of taxes in the first months of 2018.
According to CNS News, the United States Treasury took in a record breaking $2,007,451,000,000 in the first seven months of fiscal year 2018 (October through April). The tax haul also hit new highs for personal income tax; the earliest time in any fiscal year that income taxes smashed the $1 trillion mark.
“In the month of April itself, the Treasury collected $510,440,000,000 in total taxes, while spending $296,192,000,000—thus, running a surplus for the month of April of $214,255,000,000,” writes CNS.
The staggering surplus comes on the heels of record low unemployment and jobless benefits; highlighting a roaring US economy just months after President Trump signed the sweeping tax overhaul into law.
ARMAGEDDON CONTINUES: Pfizer to REINVEST BILLIONS in US Following GOP Tax Cuts
The liberal predictions of “doom and gloom” and “death and destruction” in the aftermath of the GOP tax cuts continued to evaporate on Tuesday, with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announcing its plan to reinvest billions of dollars in the US economy following the sweeping tax legislation.
Pfizer now plans to repatriate tens of billions of dollars in profits back to the United States after the GOP plan slashed taxes on overseas holdings; finally allowing the New York-based corporation to bring those funds back to America.
“The drugmaker said Tuesday that it would pay $15 billion in so-called repatriation taxes over the next eight years to shift foreign earnings back to its home market. The exact amount the company plans to bring back was not immediately clear,” writes USA Today.
“The aspects of most importance to us were addressed in the new tax code, strengthening our ability to make capital allocation decisions that maximize patient benefit and enhance shareholder value,” said Pfizer’s Chief Financial Officer.
The announcement comes as other giant American-based companies -such as Walmart, AT&T, Disney, American Airlines, Starbucks, Home Depot, and more- unveil their plans to raise wages and pay big bonuses in the immediate aftermath of the GOP tax overhaul.
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.