He Just Doesn’t Get It

This morning, Trump sent out the following tweet:

“Our big and very popular Tax Cut and Reform Bill has taken on an unexpected new source of “love” – that is big companies and corporations showering their workers with bonuses. This is a phenomenon that nobody even thought of, and now it is the rage. Merry Christmas!”

What Trump doesn’t understand is that a cash bonus to workers is NOT a wage increase. Some large companies are grandstanding right now by promising to hand out bonuses to some employees. Trump and his Republican lackeys are bragging that wages are already increasing.
But a bonus is NOT a wage increase. If you get a bonus this year, great! Congratulations! However, this has not increased your wages. Next year, your wages will be the same. By offering a cash bonus, these large companies are getting all the publicity they want, without having to actually increase anyone’s wages.

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