March 22, 2018

Baldwin Still Open To Repealing Parts Of The Tax Reform That Is Helping Wisconsin

This morning, Wisconsin’s Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin reiterated her opposition to the tax reform law passed last year and suggested she was open to repealing portions of the tax cuts.

In arguing against the tax bill, Baldwin ignores the tens of thousands of Wisconsinites seeing higher pay checks, bonuses, and new jobs thanks to tax reform.

In January 2018, Walmart And Sam’s Club Announced More Than 11,450 Employees In Wisconsin Will Receive A Pay Raise, And 20,500 Will Get A Cash Bonus As Part Of The Company’s Compensation Improvement Plan. (Paul Gores, “Walmart Details Wage Boost, Cash Bonuses, Parental Benefits For Wisconsin Employees,” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/22/18)

“American Family Insurance Said Friday It Will Give 11,000 Workers A One-Time Bonus Of $1,000, Becoming The Latest U.S. Company To Pass Some Of The Savings From Federal Tax Reform To Employees.” (Paul Gores, “American Family Insurance Joins List Of Companies Giving Bonuses To Employees After Tax Cut,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/26/18)

Americollect Announced It Would Provide A Maximum Bonus Of $500 To Its Roughly 250 Employees. (“Manitowoc’s Americollect Says Employees Will Get Tax Reform Bonus,” USA Today Network, 12/21/17)

Associated Bank Announced An Increase To Its Base Minimum Hourly Wage To $15 And A $500 Bonus For Its 3,400 Wisconsin Workers. (Paul Gores, “Associated Bank To Boost Minimum Wage To $15, Pay One-Time Bonuses When Tax Reform Is Signed,” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 12/21/17)

Blue Harbor Resort Announced It Would Give A One-Time Cash Bonus Of $1,000 To Eligible Employees. (“Blue Harbor Resort Employees Get $1,000 Bonus,” Sheboygan Public Media, 1/25/18)

Stevens Point-Based Copperleaf Assisted Living Announced They Would Be Giving Its 175 Employees Bonuses Up To $600 As A Result Of The Tax Reform Package Passed By Congress. (Mark Treinen, “Wisconsin Business To Award $600 Bonuses To Employees Based On Tax Cuts,” Stevens Point Journal, 12/22/17)