The Democrats beyond any doubt have a funny vision of what Armageddon will look like. Most Americans likely imagine gutted buildings home to shuffling forms of mutated humanity set against a backdrop of chaotic violence. Well, at least I do.
So when House Minority Bleater Nancy Pelosi took to the microphones on December 4 to do her best Chicken Little act of calling the approved GOP tax bill “the end of the world” and Armageddon, I expected something out of “The Book of Eli”.
Washington Post columnist Erica Werner captured the moment when she tweeted, “Pelosi disputes claim by @APAndrewTaylor that tax bill is not the end of the world. ‘No it is the end of the world … this is Armageddon.’”
Thankfully, what we got was. Well, the opposite of the End Times.
It started, Fortune writes, the day the bill was formally signed, when AT&T, an American bell-weather company, declared that the GOP bill was so useful for its company, that they were bestowing $1,000 reward to more than 200,000 of its U.S. employees and intended to put $1 billion in the American-based expansion.
At that point came Boeing, Wells Fargo and the oddly named-Third Fifth Bancorp, which announced that they would raise wages, offering rewards and giving “employee-related charitable donations.”
The good news has continued to pour in, reports the Washington Examiner.
On January 2, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly stated that his company will be giving employees $1,000 bonuses “in response to the GOP’s tax bill.”
In an announcement, CEO Gary Kelly said, “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. 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.”
Oh, the humanity!!!!!
My tongue-in-cheek response was not as good as these: