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Tue Oct 17, 2017, 12:22 PM

 

Where in the tax plan does it say wages must increase? [View all]

The bullshit I hear from the Trump spokespeople is uncanny. They must think we're all morons.

Corporate tax cuts are written in the bill, estate tax elimination is written in the bill, lower rates for the rich are written in the bill.

If the bill passes, they tell us, then the average, working American gets a $4,000 wage increase, but that's not written in the bill, that's just supposed to happen through osmosis.

I work in the union Collective Bargaining Agreement business. Let me tell you that very rarely does any business pay a worker more than they have to. Without union contracts, only competition can increase wages, not the goodness anybody's heart. With unemployment at 4.2%, if wages haven't increased as a result of supply and demand, giving more money to Wal-Mart or McDonald's won't make them pay more. Either a union or minimum wage laws will increase wages. Tax cuts for the wealthy never have and never will result, by themselves, in higher wages.

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