Armageddon she called it, that insane woman who is somehow still in charge of the House Democrats speaking about the just-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. She described the bill as “theft,” because in the parlance of today’s Democrat Party the concept of private property is indistinguishable from theft. We've learned not to take Nancy Pelosi seriously, because it’s impossible to truly do so. After all, she’s completely Batshit crazy and it’s obvious to anyone who bothers to observe both the gibberish emanating from her lips and the unstable body language surrounding it. But the unhinged sentiments she offered as a reaction to the passage of a bill which will provide a tax cut to 80 percent of the American taxpayers aren’t just hers. They belong to the entire Democratic Party. Her Senate counterpart, Count Schmuckula, upon the bill’s passage declared that it will be “an anchor to the ankles of every Republican” in next year’s midterm elections. Oh, OK, Chuck.
Smell that? It smells like desperation and weakness, doesn’t it? Pelosi and Schumer can smell it, regardless of the lies they tell themselves and their supporters. Schumer’s prognostication isn’t off to a very good start.
On the very day the bill reached final passage, AT&T announced it was giving 200,000 of its employees $1,000 bonuses and making $1 billion in capital investment. Likewise, Boeing announced it would let loose $300 million in investments, $100 million in corporate philanthropy, $100 million in increased training for its workers and another $100 million in facilities investment as a direct result of the tax reform plan.
But wait, there’s more. Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp’s announcement that 13,500 employees would be receiving $1,000 bonuses and all bank employees would be moving to a minimum wage of $15 per hour, an indication that Trump and the Republicans in Congress appear more effective in achieving a $15 minimum wage than the Democrats who bloviated about passing a law to that effect have ever managed. Wells Fargo will also be raising the company minimum wage to $15 and further pledging $400 million in increased philanthropy. Comcast, which is in merger talks with AT&T, is now saying they’re going to make $50 billion in infrastructure investments while also giving some 100,000 non-executive employees $1,000 bonuses.
Wednesday the Republican National Committee announced that in November it had taken in some $8.2 million, the largest figure ever for the RNC in a non-election year, and for the first 11 months of 2017 its total haul was $121.4 million. You're gonna continue to hear a lot of doomsaying about Republican mid-term electoral hopes, and how Trump will drag the party down, but in no way should anyone trade the GOP’s midterm prospects for those of the party led by Schumer and Pelosi and their hysterical brayings.