Cman

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  1. "Disney announced Tuesday it will pay over 125,000 employees a one-time cash bonus of $1,000, as well as make a new $50 million investment into education program for employees. "We are directing approximately $125 million to our cast members and employees across the country and making higher education more accessible with the launch of this new program," CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. Disney says both initiatives are due to recent tax reform. Some of the biggest companies in the United States have been giving out bonuses to employees, often citing the recently-passed tax bill as the motive. Boeing, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Comcast, Bank of America and Walmart are just a few of those distributing new tax benefits to workers." Crumbs.
  2. Actually, the process starts at the manufacturer level. In the case of the washing machines, Whirlpool lodged a complaint (you can look up the origins) with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) (which is bipartisan & independent, btw). The Commission made its findings available to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), who in turn made the recommendations to Trump. Similar case with the solar panels....
  3. democrat noun dem·o·crat \ ˈde-mə-ˌkrat \ Definition of democrat 1 a : you've lost all grip on reality. You've lost your moorings. Adrift. Without bearings on an endless sea with cloud covered skies. Nailed it brah.
  4. Well, that depends on who is uttering the phrase. Lefties say PC working perfectly. Righties say PC run amok. Like most issues, two sides and no middle.
  5. The examples you cite are more like improving manners and being polite. I don't ever recall it being okay to call someone the n word. Did some people say it - sure. Some US schools now have a 'holiday tree' every at Christmas, rather than a Christmas tree. That's PC run amok. Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions. That's PC run amok.
  6. Get your head out of the sand and stop pretending you can predict anything. The change is real. Stuff is Poppin!! Lol... AT&T The telecom giant said in late December that more than 200,000 of its employees, including union-represented and non-management workers, will be eligible for a $1,000 bonus. The checks will be in the mail in time for the holidays if Trump finalizes the tax bill with his signature before Christmas. AT&T (T) also said it will invest $1 billion more than expected in the U.S. in 2018, once the cuts are final. “Congress, working closely with the President, took a monumental step to bring taxes paid by U.S. businesses in line with the rest of the industrialized world,” AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said in a statement. “This tax reform will drive economic growth and create good-paying jobs.” Boeing The aerospace and defense company immediately announced $300 million in investments after the bill passed, with $100 million toward corporate giving including employee gift-match programs, $100 million toward workforce development, training and education and $100 million toward enhancing Boeing’s workplaces. "On behalf of all of our stakeholders, we applaud and thank Congress and the administration for their leadership in seizing this opportunity to unleash economic energy in the United States," Boeing (BA) President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a statement. "It's the single-most important thing we can do to drive innovation, support quality jobs and accelerate capital investment in our country." Comcast The Philadelphia-based telecom corporation said it would award $1,000 bonuses to more than 100,000 non-executive employees. In addition, Comcast (CMCSA) NBC Universal Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts said the company plans to spend more than $50 billion in the next five years on infrastructure investments that are expected to create "thousands of new direct and indirect jobs." In a press release, Comcast said the initiatives were "based on the passage of tax reform and the FCC's action on broadband." Fifth Third Bancorp The Cincinnati-based banking corporation said it would raise the minimum hourly wage for all employees to $15 per hour and dispense $1,000 bonuses for more than 13,500 workers. The company says tax reform was directly responsible for the initiatives. “It is good for our communities, employees and Fifth Third Bank (FITB),” Fifth Third President and CEO Greg Carmichael said. JetBlue The New York-based airline said on Jan. 4 that it would grant a $1,000 to each of its 21,000 crewmembers, with the exception of its CEO and other executives. "We believe these tax changes will be positive for our company, and provide us the opportunity to do good things for our crewmembers, customers and shareholders," JetBlue President and CEO Robin Hayes said in a letter to company employees. Southwest Airlines The Dallas-based airline is awarding a $1,000 cash bonus to all of its full-time and part-time employees. The bonuses will be distributed on Jan. 8. In addition, Southwest said it will donate $5 million toward charitable causes and partner with Boeing to modernize its fleet of planes. “We applaud Congress and the President for taking this action to pass legislation, which will result in meaningful corporate income tax reform for the transportation sector in general, and for Southwest Airlines, in particular,” Southwest Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said in a statement. “We are excited about the savings and additional capital, which we intend to put to work in several forms—to reward our hard-working employees, to reinvest in our business, to reward our shareholders, and to keep our costs and fares low for our Customers.” U.S. Bank U.S. Bancorp, the parent company of U.S. Bank, is distributing $1,000 bonuses to roughly 60,000 of its employees and raising minimum wage for hourly workers to $15 per hour. The Minneapolis-based company is also donating $150 million to the U.S. Bank Foundation, upgrading health care packages for its employees and investing in better customer service capabilities. "We believe that tax reform is positive for the U.S. economy because it provides an immediate opportunity to benefit our employees, our communities and our customers,” said Andy Cecere, U.S. Bank's president and CEO. “We are proud of our people and their commitment to our customers and communities. We felt it was important to reward their hard work and dedication with this special bonus, the minimum wage increase and the health care enhancements.” Wells Fargo Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) said it would raise the minimum wage for its team members to $15 per hour and earmark $400 million for philanthropic initiatives in 2018. Some $100 million of that total will be committed to boosting small businesses, while $75 million will support neighborhood revitalization efforts. “We believe tax reform is good for our U.S. economy and are pleased to take these immediate steps to invest in our team members, communities, small businesses, and homeowners,” said Wells Fargo President and CEO Tim Sloan. “We look forward to identifying additional opportunities for Wells Fargo to invest, as we continue to execute our business strategies and provide long-term value to all our stakeholders."
  7. "U.S. companies are expected to announce the tax hit now and pay the money in installments over several years. Congress expects this one-time charge will bring in an estimated $339 billion over the next 10 years."
  8. "Apple anticipates repatriation tax payments of approximately $38 billion as required by recent changes to the tax law. A payment of that size would likely be the largest of its kind ever made." And that's just a single point.....there are more. You can give credit to Obama for this if it makes you happy, because it's clear that you won't credit the Tax Bill. By all means, blather on.....it's fun to watch.....
  9. "Apple on Wednesday announced plans to open a new campus in the United States and said it would hire 20,000 new employees over the next five years. It also says it plans to pay $38 billion in repatriation tax. Apple also says it will make a "direct contribution" of more than $350 billion to the US economy over the next five years through making new investments and purchasing materials from American companies." So how do you like them apples?
  10. Well, worry away. Let it eat you up. Don't try to stop it. Let it crawl all over you. Lol...
  11. You'll kiss the sh-thole. How perfect.
  12. I've got a French tank for sale - it has one speed forward, and four in reverse. LOL. You're mixing the thoughts of a single person, Deneuve, with the political ideology of the French government. We can like one, but not the other. Kinda like Mike Rowe and the Obama administration.
  13. The legal angle is legit - but in this world of leaks, could we really believe that such Fake News-worthy bits would not find their way to some media outlet? He could deny having released them, but the point still is if they existed, they would have been leaked prior to the book release.
  14. Audio tapes and notes? Yeah, good try.... Wolff Won't Release Tapes, Notes for Trump Book "The author of a tell-all book that paints a poor picture of President Donald Trump and the early days of his administration said Monday he will not release his notes or interview tapes to prove his quotes and stories are accurate."