More than 170 companies have reported that they are giving their employees bonuses, as a direct result of President Donald J. Trump’s tax reform legislation. One Florida-based company has made it clear on the bonus check they gave employees that the president is responsible for the extra income.
Millionaire Democrats, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.- Calif.), have disparaged bonuses credited to the newly passed tax reform bill. Pelosi, who argued against the tax reform, later said the resulting bonuses were “insignificant” and “crumbs.”
That didn’t phase some Americans, who are happily cashing their checks and accepting raises, including those employed by Tampa-based software developer Spellex.
Spellex wasn’t shy about giving credit for the bonus to the president. They issued $1,000 bonus checks to employees, which included this message on the memo line: “Trump Tax Cut And Jobs Act.”
The Washington Examiner reports that Spellex CEO Sheldon Wolf sent the image to taxpayer watchdog Americans for Tax Reform (ATF), a site that has been compiling a running list of companies “paying it forward” to employees and customers, due to the new tax law.
In his note, Wolf wrote, “I’m the founder and CEO of Spellex Corporation located in Tampa, FL. We’re a software development company which I founded in 1988. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this. I’m hoping there are thousands of companies like mine who gave their employees $1,000 bonuses to show our support for the new tax plan which will ultimately help the middle class.”
ATF told the Examiner, “In my conversations with bosses and employees across the country, the big thing I am hearing is appreciation and excitement. People are ready to build, expand, hire and get things done.”
Trump Bonus — $1,000 @spellex employee bonus checks credit ‘Trump Tax Cut And Jobs Act.’ Updated bonus list from @taxreformer‘s @johnkartch https://t.co/EqNFBu4jVS via @dcexaminer pic.twitter.com/I7PKnCdf32
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) January 15, 2018