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    Yeah, one guy got a raise that covered over half of his health insurance premium increase....yippee skippee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Lookie here HayJenn...

    Even MORE good news for you to hate on!

    Bonuses here, there, and everywhere.

    And wages going up, too!

    And companies are just getting started!
    Not hating on anything

    Simply pointing out that these bonuses are only going to 3% of the population one time. More like 750 dollars after all is said and done.

    But yeah radio silence from the Trump supporters here (and we know you are one) about how the GOP tax bill is going to paid for.
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    Yes, the unemployment rate is at a record 17-year low, but wages are barely rising. Yes, the economy added 2.1 million new jobs in 2017, but it did so at a slower pace than the past six years. The economy grew by 2.3 percent in 2017 — better than 2016, but not 2015. Yes, the stock market is definitely booming — a sign of Wall Street's enthusiasm about recent tax cuts. But the Dow Jones Industrial Average is hardly indicative of the US economy's fundamental health.

    It hasn't gotten much easier for Americans who didn't go to college to get work. In fact, this is the group that has benefited the least from all new jobs created during Trump's first year in office (and the final years of the Obama administration, for that matter). It's a good thing the economy keeps adding jobs, because Americans are drowning in debt. Household debt added up to $12.9 trillion in the third quarter of 2017, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That was the 13th quarterly spike and the highest amount of personal debt ever recorded — even higher than the previous record set in 2008 (and we all know what happened that year).


    The latest numbers from the US Census Bureau show that the top 5 percent of American households earned an average of $375,088 in 2016 — compared to an average of $12,943 for the bottom 5 percent. This is the largest income gap recorded in at least 20 years, adjusted for inflation.

    Trump's policies will only widen the divide. The Republican tax bill he signed in December will funnel more money to the wealthiest Americans, as Vox's Dylan Scott explains. While the tax bill initially cuts taxes for nearly every American taxpayer, the benefits are tilted heavily in favor of the richest, according to the bipartisan Tax Policy Center. By 2027, the payouts are even more skewed: The top 1 percent of taxpayers will reap 82.8 percent of the benefits, and the top 0.1 percent earn 59.8 percent of the benefits.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...e-of-the-union

    But yeah - hooray for 750 dollars bonuses for 3% of people???
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Yes, the unemployment rate is at a record 17-year low, but wages are barely rising. Yes, the economy added 2.1 million new jobs in 2017, but it did so at a slower pace than the past six years. The economy grew by 2.3 percent in 2017 — better than 2016, but not 2015. Yes, the stock market is definitely booming — a sign of Wall Street's enthusiasm about recent tax cuts. But the Dow Jones Industrial Average is hardly indicative of the US economy's fundamental health.

    It hasn't gotten much easier for Americans who didn't go to college to get work. In fact, this is the group that has benefited the least from all new jobs created during Trump's first year in office (and the final years of the Obama administration, for that matter). It's a good thing the economy keeps adding jobs, because Americans are drowning in debt. Household debt added up to $12.9 trillion in the third quarter of 2017, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That was the 13th quarterly spike and the highest amount of personal debt ever recorded — even higher than the previous record set in 2008 (and we all know what happened that year).


    The latest numbers from the US Census Bureau show that the top 5 percent of American households earned an average of $375,088 in 2016 — compared to an average of $12,943 for the bottom 5 percent. This is the largest income gap recorded in at least 20 years, adjusted for inflation.

    Trump's policies will only widen the divide. The Republican tax bill he signed in December will funnel more money to the wealthiest Americans, as Vox's Dylan Scott explains. While the tax bill initially cuts taxes for nearly every American taxpayer, the benefits are tilted heavily in favor of the richest, according to the bipartisan Tax Policy Center. By 2027, the payouts are even more skewed: The top 1 percent of taxpayers will reap 82.8 percent of the benefits, and the top 0.1 percent earn 59.8 percent of the benefits.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...e-of-the-union

    But yeah - hooray for 750 dollars bonuses for 3% of people???
    Better than what they got under Obama.

    Thanks Trump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Better than what they got under Obama.

    Thanks Trump!
    Can you read?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Can you read?!
    Yes.

    Anything to say on the topic of the thread?

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    Here is a representation of bonuses.

    These 100lbs sacks of sugar represent a year in tax cuts for a company.

    The one time bonuses represent one cup of sugar from one bag shared with all the employees.





    Enjoy your morning coffee. Go Eagles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Here is a representation of bonuses.

    These 100lbs sacks of sugar represent a year in tax cuts for a company.

    The one time bonuses represent one cup of sugar from one bag shared with all the employees.





    Enjoy your morning coffee. Go Eagles.
    I liked the "bags of cement" analogy better.

    Agree...Go Eagles!

    Hope America enjoys those 1.35 Billion chicken wings projected to be eaten today.

    Yummy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    I liked the "bags of cement" analogy better.

    Agree...Go Eagles!

    Hope America enjoys those 1.35 Billion chicken wings projected to be eaten today.

    Yummy...
    Next time i'll use a chicken wing analogy.

    Enjoy your one-wing bonus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Next time i'll use a chicken wing analogy.

    Enjoy your one-wing bonus.
    Chicken wing analogy?

    I like that!

    How many chickens will be running around sans wings because of this semi holiday called Super Bowl Sunday?

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