Bits and Pieces

2017 Tax reform toon by Branco

ECONOMY: The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its newest jobs report on Friday, and the data clearly show, under the pro-business policies implemented by the Trump administration, low-income and working-class families are enjoying significant economic gains not experienced in nearly 20 years.

TAX OVERHAUL: Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, announced today that it will raise its starting hourly wage, give bonuses to all eligible full and part-time associates, and expand its parental leave policyall in response to last month’s tax overhaul.

2020 ELECTIONS: The Senate map is really tough for Democrats, with 26 Democratic seats in play next year (including a newly opened seat in Minnesota after Al Franken announced his intention to retire) as compared to just eight Republican ones. Moreover, five of the Democratic-held seats — the ones in West Virginia, North Dakota, Montana, Missouri and Indiana — are in states that President Trump won by 18 percentage points or more.

PRO-LIFE: Speaker Paul Ryan will headline the 45th March for Life, which is taking place on January 19th.  Paul Ryan has spoken at the annual event before, but this will be his first time coming as Speaker of the House.

RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA: The salacious and FAKE anti-Trump dossier that Hillary paid for was used to gain approval from a secret court to monitor members of Trump’s team. There will be more information in the coming week.

RAAACISM: Clarence Thomas talks about being a black conservative in modern society.  He says faith gives him “the strength to do what I have to do every day, to assert the independence, to be willing to take the beatings, the criticism, the unfairness.” When he attends daily mass, he says, it helps him do his “job, a secular job, in the right way and for the right reasons.” It reminds him that his work has nothing to do with what is said about him, but is rather about doing what he took an oath to do.

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  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Fiat Chrysler to invest $1B+ to modernize a Michigan plant, in addition to previous $1B investment in the plant; will add 2500 new jobs, and will give $2,000 bonuses to 60,000 of its hourly and salaried employees in the US because of tax reform. http://cnbc.com/id/104937963

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  2. chrissythehyphenated

    Capital One is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour for U.S. employees. http://cnbc.com

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  3. chrissythehyphenated

    CONFIRMED: The only thing that died as a result of this tax bill was the left’s narrative.

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  4. chrissythehyphenated

    Before the GOP tax bill was passed, Nancy Pelosi warned of “Armageddon” and the “end of the world” if that happened. At her press conference yesterday, she called the higher wages and better benefits workers are receiving as a direct result of the tax bill both “pathetic” and “insignificant.” Good luck selling that to middle-class workers, Nancy!

    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/01/11/this-is-brutal-watch-nancy-pelosi-try-to-turn-workers-taking-home-more-into-a-bad-thing/

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