Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Chiunque si fosse preso la briga di leggere, ed anche cercare di capire, Adam Smith, non avrebbe avuto nessuna difficoltà a comprendere il fenomeno nella sua reale portata. Poi, economisti del calibro di von Hayek oppure von Mises raffinarono il concetto. Splendide per chiarezza le chiose sull’argomento del Gaxotte.
Qualcuno deve pur detenere la ricchezza della nazione: o sono i privati, o è lo stato, oppure sistemi più o meno misti.
Lo stato può detenere ricchezza sia per diretta proprietà sia tramite leggi, normative e regolamenti.
Il sistema funziona fino a tanto che lo stato si occupa dello stato, tenendo sempre ben presente gli interessi della gente: interni e difesa sono i due classici compiti dello stato.
Per quanto riguarda il così detto welfare, per il cittadino è importante il poterne usufruire, indipendentemente da chi ne disponga. Ci spiegheremo con alcuni esempi.
Poter ricorrere alla necessarie cure sanitarie è un obiettivo da tutti ambito: che lo stato le metta a disposizione a costi ragionevoli utilizzando quanto leva dalle tasse, oppure che il cittadino abbia in tasca il necessario per potersi pagare una assicurazione è solo un differenza di mezzo per ottenere il fine.
Identico discorso per la pensione.
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In buona sostanza l’ideologia liberal e quella socialista sostengono che lo stato deve intervenire attivamente nei sistemi economici, possedendo e legiferando, mentre quelli che una volta potevano essere definiti “liberali” sostenevano l’esatto contrario. Chiaro esempio la Scuola Austriaca.
Nel corso dell’ultimo secolo la visione ideologica ha prevalso, ed ora sta devolvendo: visti i risultati gli elettori non accordano più il loro consenso.
Con una imponente riduzione delle tasse, dell’ordine di 1,500 miliardi, il Presidente Trump si propone di ridurre l’operatività pubblica in economia e di lasciare maggiore ricchezza a disposizione del popolo lavoratore.
Non sarà un processo istantaneo: richiederà tempo. Ma gli inizi si stanno vedendo chiaramente.
Facendo una somma molto, ma molto, grossolana e approssimata per difetto, la grande maggioranza delle imprese utilizza la riduzione del carico fiscale per aumentare i salari, finanziare meglio i fondi pensioni, ed eseguire investimenti produttivi: la somma degli annunci fatti sfiora a tutto ieri i 2,800 miliardi di dollari americani.
Senza alcun bisogno di leggi o normativi, i salari minimi sono si sono innalzati mediamente di tre dollari l’ora, ed i salari sono incrementati di duecento – quattrocento dollari al mese, in busta paga.
Al momento sono interessati a questo fenomeno circa trenta milioni di cittadini, ma il numero è destinato ad ampliarsi. Quanti infatti hanno ricevuto un aumento di stipendio lo spenderanno, aumentando così i consumi interni.
È quanto basta per proporre per Mr Trump il titolo di “Grande“.
Gli ascoltatori del discorso sulla stato della nazione sono stati favorevoli a Mr Trump nella percentuale del 75%. Fare guadagnare la gente è la migliore propaganda elettorale che mai possa essere fatta.
Tutto il resto è aria fritta.
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«FedEx announced Friday it will commit to more than $3.2 billion in wage increases, bonuses, and American capital investment due to the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act»
«FedEx revealed in its statement that it will spend more than $200 million in increased compensation, about two-thirds of which will go to hourly workers, and the remainder will go to increases in performance-related incentive plans for salaried personnel»
«FedEx also suggested it will contribute $1.5 billion to the FedEx pension to ensure that it remains “one of the best-funded retirement programs in the country.”»
«Home Depot announced Thursday that its workers can receive a bonus of up to $1,000 as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.»
«Well over 100 American companies gave their employees as much as $2,000 in bonuses after President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act»
«Several corporations, such as AT&T, Comcast, and Nationwide, also increased their 401(k) match rate, raise their minimum wages, and increased domestic investment because of the Republican tax bill»
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Walmart’s Bumpy Day: From Wage Increase to Store Closings [The New York Times]
«Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, waded into the bumpy waters of partisan politics on Thursday, announcing that it will use some of its savings under the new tax bill to provide wage increases, bonuses and expanded benefits to its hourly workers.
The giant retailer, which faces stiff competition for qualified workers in a tight labor market and pressure from unions to increase wages, said it would raise its minimum starting wage to $11 an hour, from $9. It will also expand maternity and family leave benefits, and give bonuses of up to $1,000 to eligible employees.»
«More businesses are announcing bonuses, higher minimum wages, and new benefits for employees after passage by Congress of Republicans’ tax reform bill.
An email from House Speaker Paul Ryan’s press office highlights 33 businesses—including Aflac, Associated Bank, and PNC Bank—that have announced raises, bonuses, and other improvements for employees.
In moves that may defuse efforts to mandate higher minimum wages across the nation, at least nine of the 33 businesses announced they are boosting their minimum wage for thousands of workers to $15 or more an hour.»
«Insurance company Aflac says it will boost U.S. investments by $250 million and increase 401(k) benefits for employees, including a one-time contribution of $500 to every worker’s retirement savings account.»
«Associated Bank announced a $500 bonus for nearly all employees and an increase in its minimum wage from $10 per hour to $15 per hour»
«PNC Bank is giving a $1,000 bonus to 47,500 workers and a $1,500 boost to workers’ existing pension accounts.»
«Southwest Airlines announced a $1,000 cash bonus for all employees, including part-timers, plus $5 million in charitable donations.»
«AT&T announced it would give a $1,000 bonus to over 200,000 U.S. employees and invest $1 billion in the economy»
«Boeing announced a $300 million investment»
«CVS announced it would hire 3,000 new workers »
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Ecco un micro – elenco delle società che a seguito della riduzione delle tasse hanno innalzato gli stipendio o deciso investimenti ed assunzioni.
Aflac: $250 million boost in U.S. investments and increased 401(k) benefits, including one-time contribution of $500 to every employee’s retirement savings account.
American Savings Bank: $1,000 bonus to 1,150 employees, nearly the entire workforce, and increase of minimum wage from $12.21 an hour to $15.15.
Aquesta Financial Holdings: $1,000 bonus to all employees, increase in minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Associated Bank: $500 bonus to nearly all employees and increased minimum wage to $15 per hour, up from $10.
AT&T: $1,000 bonus to all 200,000 U.S. workers and $1 billion boost in U.S. investments.
Bank of America: $1,000 bonus for about 145,000 U.S. employees.
Bank of Hawaii: $1,000 bonus for 2,074 employees, or 95 percent of its workforce, and increase of minimum wage from $12 to $15.
BB&T Corp.: $1,200 bonus for almost three-fourths of associates, or 27,000 employees, and increase in minimum wage from $12 to $15.
Boeing: $300 million boost in investments to employee gift-match programs, workforce development, and workplace improvements.
Central Pacific Bank: $1,000 bonus to all 850 nonexecutive employees and increase in minimum wage from $12 to $15.25.
Comcast NBCUniversal: $1,000 bonus for more than 100,000 employees.
Deleware Supermarkets Inc.: $150 bonus to 1,000 nonmanagement employees and $150,000 in new investment in employee training and development programs.
Express Employment Prc: $2,000 bonus to all nonexecutive employees at Oklahoma City headquarters.
Fifth Third Bancorp: $1,000 bonus for all 13,500 employees and increase of minimum wage to $15 for nearly 3,000 workers.
First Hawaiian Bank: $1,500 bonus for all 2,264 employees and increase in minimum wage to $15.
First Horizon National Corp.: $1,000 bonus to employees who do not participate in company-sponsored bonus plans.
Kansas City Southern: $1,000 bonus to employees of subsidiaries in the U.S. and Mexico.
Melaleuca: $100 bonus for every year an employee has worked for the company—an average of $800 for each of 2,000 workers.
National Bank Holdings Corp.: $1,000 bonus to all noncommissioned associates who earn a base salary under $50,000.
Nelnet: $1,000 bonus for nearly all of 4,100 employees.
Nephron Parmaceuticals: wage increase of 5 percent for its 640 employees.
Nexus: wage increase of 5 percent and plans to hire 200 workers in 2018.
OceanFirst Bank: increase in minimum wage from $13.60 to $15, affecting at least 166 employees.
PNC Bank: $1,000 bonus to 47,500 employees and $1,500 increase to existing pension accounts.
Pinnacle Bank: $1,000 bonus for all full-time employees in Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.
Pioneer Credit Recovery: $1,000 bonus to employees.
Rush Enterprises Inc.: $1,000 discretionary bonus to 6,600 U.S. employees.
Sinclair Broadcast: $1,000 bonus to nearly 9,000 employees.
SunTrust: increase of minimum wage to $15, $50 million increase in community grants, 1 percent 401(k) contribution for all employees.
Turning Point Brands, Inc.: $1,000 bonus to 107 employees.
Washington Federal, Inc.: wage increase of 5 percent for employees earning less than $100,000 per year and increased investments in technology infrastructure and community projects.
Wells Fargo: increase in minimum wage from $13.50 to $15, and higher charitable giving by about 40 percent, to $400 million.
Western Alliance: wage increase of 7.5 percent for the lowest-paid 50 percent of employees.
→ Breitbart. 2018-01-26. FedEx Announces $3.2 Billion in Wage Increases, Bonuses Due to Tax Reform
FedEx announced Friday it will commit to more than $3.2 billion in wage increases, bonuses, and American capital investment due to the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
“FedEx believes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will likely increase GDP and investment in the United States,” FedEx wrote.
FedEx revealed in its statement that it will spend more than $200 million in increased compensation, about two-thirds of which will go to hourly workers, and the remainder will go to increases in performance-related incentive plans for salaried personnel.
FedEx also suggested it will contribute $1.5 billion to the FedEx pension to ensure that it remains “one of the best-funded retirement programs in the country.”
The shipping company also wrote in the statement that it will invest “$1.5 billion to significantly expand the FedEx Express Indianapolis hub over the next seven years. The Memphis SuperHub will also be modernized and enlarged in a major program the details of which will be announced later this spring.”
The American economy continues to thrive under President Donald Trump. Reports suggested that an excess of one million Americans will receive a bonus of up to $3,000, thanks to the tax cut bill.
Home Depot announced Thursday that its workers can receive a bonus of up to $1,000 as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Craig Menear, Home Depot’s chief executive officer, said in a statement released Thursday, “This incremental investment in our associates was made possible by the new tax reform bill. We are pleased to be able to provide this additional reward to our associates.”
Well over 100 American companies gave their employees as much as $2,000 in bonuses after President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Several corporations, such as AT&T, Comcast, and Nationwide, also increased their 401(k) match rate, raise their minimum wages, and increased domestic investment because of the Republican tax bill.
American unemployment claim benefits remain at a record 17-year low, and American consumer sentiment reached its highest level since 2000.
Meanwhile, former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz argued on Thursday that $1,000 in bonuses as a result of tax reform do not amount to much help.
Schultz said, “I’m not sure that $1,000 goes very far for anyone.”