Heading into the 2018 midterms, Republicans have made it their mission to communicate the positive effects of the federal tax cuts. Contrary to what Democrats and their media allies claim, the tax cut benefits speak for themselves.
Let’s take a look here in Virginia. Many Virginia residents and business owners are already seeing greater take-home pay. Throughout the Commonwealth, both small and large businesses have announced they will raise wages, increase benefits, and distribute bonuses to employees. Huntington Ingalls Shipping announced the other week that almost all employees will receive a $500 bonus. Similarly, Nexus Services in Verona raised all employees’ salaries by five percent. Nexus further stated that it will hire an additional 200 workers by the end of this year.
These are just a few local examples here in Virginia. Throughout the rest of the country, over 400 businesses, amounting to more than four million employees, have already benefited from tax cuts. These examples include everything from the mom-and-pop store in upstate New York which (thanks to tax cuts) can now afford to hire an additional employee, to numerous large corporations such as Walmart, who has increased base pay for all hourly employees.
What’s even more amazing is this has all occurred in the roughly three months since the passage of the tax cuts. I’m sure this is just the beginning of what will mean more job creators reinvesting in their businesses and rewarding their employees. But right now, it’s time for Republicans to show their constituents that the tax cuts are accomplishing what they were intended to do—reduce the tax burden on America’s job creators and create jobs.
Virginians and other Americans must disregard the Democrats’ lies about free-market policies. Recently, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was quoted saying that the savings from tax cuts will only amount to “crumbs.” Well, Mrs. Pelosi, for the average married couple making $85,000 annually, their savings will amount to roughly $2,250 a year. This equates to over $180 a month! That’s a large chunk of change that could be spent on such things as groceries or daycare costs for the family.
But in today’s world, the liberal media perpetuates the narrative that tax cuts only help the top one percent of taxpayers. Well, the millions of working Americans reaping the benefits beg to differ. And Americans are increasingly seeing the writing on the wall, despite the media’s best efforts. According to a recent New York Times poll, more than half of Americans now approve of the tax law.
Why? Because they’re seeing bigger paychecks and generous bonuses.
Bitter Democrats—none of whom supported lower- and middle-class tax relief—and liberal media pundits will continue using their misguided talking points to mislead the public about tax cuts. Don’t listen to them.
Instead, listen to your neighbors and that small business owner down the street. They’ll tell you that the tax cuts are working.
Originally published at the Loudoun Times-Mirror