Ari Fleischer almost had it right when he said that bonuses announced by AT&T and several other companies would be spun as bonuses for the rich.
I bet the Ds criticize this as "bonuses for the rich." Corporate tax cuts are already helping workers: AT&T is giving $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 employees after tax bill https://t.co/FYVb95BnO5
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) December 20, 2017
Mostly, Democrats and liberals are trying to spin them as trivial and insignificant. Actor Matt Walton, who has been an on-camera corporate spokesman for brands including Advil, Claritin, Old Spice, Lowe’s, Old Navy, and Cablevision, says that those bonuses are “an offensive joke.”
Come on man. Those $1000 bonuses are the equivalent of a really shitty tip for the service of us handing over tens of millions of our dollars to these corporations. It’s an offensive joke, and a meaningless marketing ploy. https://t.co/1COHx2WFla
— Matt Walton (@themattwalton) December 23, 2017
Okay. Then give me $1,000.
— Jim Treacher is a dumb pseudonym (@jtLOL) December 23, 2017
I’ll take any bonus somebody else doesn’t want.
— James Bridgeman (@WTGBridgeman) December 23, 2017
I'll happily take your $1000 if it means so little to you https://t.co/zKk9Zd9IqK
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) December 23, 2017
So you're saying that people should resent and be offended by a $1000 bonus.
It must be awful to live a life being constantly offended and forever resentful. https://t.co/jS96AWsUSv
— Ben Aksar (@BenAksar) December 23, 2017
I don’t know why people receiving bonuses from their employers angers lefties so much, but here we are. https://t.co/PtMCqqIdjJ
— Carlton Hinds (@methuselaschild) December 23, 2017
Liberal elites think $1000 is nothing. And the left wonders why working class voters abandoned them in droves in 2016. https://t.co/Ma8aTG7HJu
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) December 23, 2017
Why can't they stop doing this??
Do they not have a clue how much an unexpected $1,000 bonus is to most people, especially around the holiday?
— Get a Grip (@LilMissRightie) December 23, 2017
Respectfully Matt $1K is a lot of money-and I mean a lot-for a good deal of people in particular those of us who've lived paycheck-paycheck https://t.co/C0jBvTXJim
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) December 23, 2017
It is amazing to me to see people so wrapped up in partisanship that they dismiss $1000 as insignificant. It won’t be to the families struggling this Christmas. https://t.co/h226r8EEhb
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) December 23, 2017
As someone who actually works for a company that makes billions of dollars, I'd gladly accept a $1000 bonus from my employer.
Fuck off with this bullshit. https://t.co/GMYjfFok80
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) December 23, 2017
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) December 23, 2017
NARRATOR: The same people claim they can't afford OTC birth control. https://t.co/QUY9Vf9xe7
— furious_a (@furious_a) December 23, 2017
If $1,000 is a “really shitty tip” then perhaps we should cut all programs to help low income people by $1,000 per person, since it isn’t enough money to help people. By your thinking, they won’t miss it. https://t.co/20KxXtAZF1
— Glen Bolger (@posglen) December 23, 2017
Liberals have no clue how labor works, and what a bonus means to employees. Instead, they try to embarrass the worker. https://t.co/IhcpOOLiPL
— Dan (@danieltobin) December 23, 2017
Things an elitist says … https://t.co/GemdTxMBbN
— ??TheGhostOFChristmasFOO? (@PolitiBunny) December 23, 2017
Matt wants you to know that a grand is no biggie to a player like him. https://t.co/NNggY06j1S
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 23, 2017
— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) December 23, 2017
I, for one, sincerely hope the Democrats run on this sentiment in 2018 and 2020. https://t.co/lWLQqLSjFf
— Snake Plisskenish (@_CrotalusAtrox_) December 23, 2017
Please never stop telling people you’d prefer the government to have their $1000.
And make sure to tell us who you’re voting for.
Thanks in advance. https://t.co/tpCXkYokQF
— RBe (@RBPundit) December 23, 2017
What’s he mean by “us handing over tens of millions of our dollars to these corporations” anyway?
Do you mean buying things? https://t.co/Lq3lhl8EXe
— Grant Heckenkemper (@GrantHeck) December 23, 2017
So a TV pitchman whose job it is to get people to hand over their money to corporations thinks $1,000 bonuses to their workers are “an offensive joke”?