We’ve heard plenty of Democrats and liberal pundits try to spin corporate bonuses as a bad thing, and frankly, it’s not that surprising to find The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol jumping on the train too.
Don’t the $1000 bonuses suggest the big corporations didn’t really need a tax cut for capital investment? If they’re so flush with cash perhaps they didn’t need a tax cut at all? And if we just want to borrow from the future to give out money today, why the corporate middle man?
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 23, 2017
Hey, who’s shocked to learn that Kristol made Salon’s list of “25 conservatives actually worth following on Twitter” alongside other conservative luminaries like Jennifer Rubin and Ana Navarro?
This is coming from Bill effing Kristol. https://t.co/9Zox7QzcmK
— Joel Wasserman (@joelw_762) December 23, 2017
Woke Bill Kristol is one of the oddest side effects of the Trump presidency … https://t.co/273kjgLyAS
— scary lawyerguy (@scarylawyerguy) December 23, 2017
Trying to remember when this guy used to be considered a conservative https://t.co/iCJlCaNQyI
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) December 23, 2017
And to think I had a great deal of admiration for this clown in my teenage years. https://t.co/mokX0raaYH
— The Obsidian Owl (@TheObsidianOwl) December 23, 2017
Has he been hacked? https://t.co/A4dLsGXsME
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) December 23, 2017
Who is this marxist and what did he do with Bill Kristol https://t.co/Y8s2u6yVcB
— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) December 23, 2017
What wormhole to a parallel universe did I fall through that Bill Kristol is criticizing tax cuts? https://t.co/Udx8V2Y2Ml
— Kathryn Brightbill ✒ (@KEBrightbill) December 23, 2017
Reducing taxes is ALWAYS the right thing to do. It's not government's money, Bill, it's ours. You used to believe that.
How far you have fallen in your hatred of Trump, the man who literally saved America.
Had Hillary been elected our Republic would be over. https://t.co/OxrXODAQFV
— RightMind (@BarrowHugh) December 24, 2017
This is why you don't make shitty arguments for your policies and attempt "bipartisanship." It opens you up to criticisms that otherwise wouldn't exist.
Tax cuts are necessary because taxation is theft, and as purveyors of morality, we should value consent.
'nuff said. https://t.co/gccHGMg71R
— T.J. Eckert (@EckertTJ) December 23, 2017
#TrumpDerangementSyndrome has fully fried what's left of Kristol's brain.
Then again, all thru the Obama years, the Left was patting Kristol on the back for insisting that raising taxes was somehow a great concept. https://t.co/NiXdqneTxX
— Tom T. ن ™ (@VRWCTexan) December 23, 2017
He sounds more like a Liberal with every tweet. Hard to believe anyone ever considered him conservative. https://t.co/8IgWsd9FQs
— (((WitCoHE))) (@E__Strobel) December 23, 2017
You've been Jennifer Rubinized…don't be Jennifer Rubinized.
— Mister Duke (@LeviathanLeap) December 23, 2017
Who said it, Bill Kristol or Bernie Sanders? Trick question, it was both. https://t.co/ia2chs0wIM
— Lev Cherenkov (@not_amerikosy) December 23, 2017
Anti-Trump Republicans are just copy pasting DNC talking points now?
— Crossbowman (@BoraxCross) December 23, 2017
That Bill Kristol thinks the tax bill is a terrible idea should be very reassuring to everyone who wants to see it succeed. https://t.co/7iwYpS2gaa
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) December 23, 2017
— Steve B (@Bolillo_SCZ) December 23, 2017
When you don't understand what market confidence is https://t.co/HdAnMJ7vBa
— Matthew?Seymour (@HoppeanRepublic) December 23, 2017
It's called confidence. Businesses have confidence in the future, to build, expand, & hire more people. If they don't have confidence they save money for a rainy day. That's why the corp tax cut needed to be permanent, so businesses can compete w the world & make long-term plans.
— Rory Marcus ✨ (@DeargDionadair) December 23, 2017
Kristol is clueless. Corporate tax reduction is needed to make American companies competitive with other countries. Corp rates in the US are highest in world. Giving a $1000 bonus to employees does not mean lots of cash. Its equivalent to 1 week wages. https://t.co/sdJ5hVaI83
— Mike Portland (@portxxxx) December 23, 2017
The goal of the corporate tax cut was not only to stimulate capital investment.
Indeed, corporations are flush with cash right now with or without that cut.
The impact on capital spending will be minimal. The reason the corporate tax cut was important was competitiveness. https://t.co/OxJnYbwBNM
— G.M. Fyden (@TheCopyGhost) December 23, 2017
No, Billy. Listen up. The $1000 bonuses suggest the big corporations need to incentivize their already-trained workers to stay put, in the face of a deregulated, low-tax economy which has empowered said workers and their friends and small businesses and charities and … https://t.co/xJoF6I1In3
— ɹ3pu3ɹ ɹ15 (@L3Chacal) December 23, 2017
It's okay to be happy that these people are getting a nice surprise. It's nothing to feel guilty about. https://t.co/Gk1pgKLnNO
— Jim Treacher is a dumb pseudonym (@jtLOL) December 23, 2017
You don't need to try to find reasons to dislike everything associated in some way with Trump, Bill. Really. It's OK to like that something good happened. https://t.co/vNsLH8FBgM
— Patrick H. (@trogdor8768) December 23, 2017
— Patrick H. (@trogdor8768) December 23, 2017
Or maybe they gave bonuses because they got a tax cut like they said? Not everything is "nuanced". Stop becoming a Liberal just cuz you hate Trump. https://t.co/x4eA15XIHt
— jcolem11 (@Hondurican16) December 23, 2017
Ladies & Gentlemen,
S C R O O G E ⤵ https://t.co/w4yNDu133Q
— Julie Jam (@SmallTownJuJu) December 23, 2017
And just for fun, a lot of people have been retweeting this Kristol gem from August:
Tax reform won't even get a vote in Congress this year. I'd be surprised if it made it through committee in either house. https://t.co/WMJBpwKrmZ
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 29, 2017