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The Left has argued over and over that the tax reform would not help the middle class, but the reality is proving them wrong – again.

Forty companies have already announced that their employees will receive benefits as a direct result of the impending tax cuts.

Here is a list of the companies sharing the wealth, and what they are giving their workers. Bernie Sanders, eat your heart out.

Editor’s Note: this list is likely to grow as more companies realize their tax savings

AT&T — $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 employees, and a $1 billion increase in capital expenditures.

AAON — $1,000 bonus checks to 2,000 employees

AccuWeather – year-end bonuses to all employees. (Approx. 450 – 500 employees)

Aflac – increase 401(k) match from 50% to 100% on the first 4% of compensation plus one-time $500 contribution to every employee’s 401(k); $250 million increase in overall U.S. investment.

American Airlines — $1,000 bonuses for every employee, excluding officers. The bonuses will total $130 million. AA had 127,600 employees as of Sept. 2017.

American Bank – $1,000 bonuses for 60 employees

American Savings Bank – $1,000 bonuses to 1,150 employees; base wage increase from $12.21 to $15.25

Americacollect – $300 – $500 bonuses for 250 employees

Aquesta Financial Holdings — $1,000 bonuses to 95 employees; base wage hike to $15 per hour

Associated Bank – $500 employee bonuses; base wage will rise from $10 to $15 per hour

Bank of America — $1,000 bonuses to 145,000 U.S. employees

Bank of Hawaii – $1,000 bonuses to 2,074 employees; base wage increase from $12 to $15

Bank of the Ozarks – Bonuses of up to $1,200 for 2,300 employees

BB&T – $1,200 bonuses for 27,000 employees; base wage will rise from $12 to $15 per hour; $100 million in charitable donations

Boeing — $100 million in charitable donations; $100 million for workforce development; $100 million for infrastructure and facilities

Canary LLC – due to tax reform, the company will hire more employees and increase capital spending.

Central Pacific Bank – all 850 employees will receive $1,000 bonuses; base wage will rise from $12 to $15.25

Citizens Financial Group — $1,000 bonuses for 12,500 employees and $10 million for charitable donations

Colling Pest Solutions – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Comcast — $1,000 bonuses to 100,000 employees; at least $50 billion investment in infrastructure in next five years

Comerica Bank — $1,000 to 4,500 non-officer employees; base wage increase to $15 per hour

Commerce Bank – 3,450 employees will receive bonuses — $1,000 for full time employees and $250 for part time employees; $25 million in charitable donations

Community Trust Bancorp — $1,000 bonuses for full time employees and $500 bonuses for part-time employees (exact number receiving bonus unknown at this time)

Copperleaf Assisted Living – $200 – $600 bonuses for 175 employees

Cornerstone Holdings – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Dayton T. Brown Inc. (engineering/testing company) — $400 bonuses for each of the 210 employees

Delaware Supermarkets Inc. — $150 extra bonuses to 1,000 non-management personnel.

Eagle Ridge Ranch – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Elite Roofing Systems – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Elite Clinical Trials – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Express Employment Professionals — $2,000 bonuses to more than 200 non-executive employees

Fifth Third Bancorp – $1,000 bonuses for 13,500 employees; base wage will rise to $15

First Hawaiian Bank – $1,500 bonuses to 2,264 employees; base wage increase to $15

First Horizon National Corp. – $1,000 bonuses to 4,000 employees

Fort Ranch – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Gardner Company – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Gate City Bank — $1,000 hand-delivered bonus checks to 538 non-management personnel; $500,000 higher charitable giving; $500,000 worth of free home appraisals.

Get Found First – details on benefits to be announced shortly

INB Bank — $500 bonuses to 200 employees. The bonuses will exclude the Senior Management Team. The base wage will be raised to $15 per hour

Kansas City Southern — $1,000 bonuses. (Exact number receiving bonus unknown at this time; the company employs 6,485)

Kauai Cattle LLC – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Melaleuca – all 2,000 employees will receive a $100 bonus for each year they have worked at the company

Move It Or Lose It Moving LLC – details on benefits to be announced shortly

National Bank Holdings Corporation – $1,000 bonuses for employees making less than $50,000 (exact number receiving bonus unknown at this time)

Nationwide Insurance — $1,000 bonuses to 29,000 employees; increased 401(k) matching contributions for 33,000 employees

Natural Guardian – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Navient – 98% of Navient’s 6,700 employees will receive a $1,000 bonus (approx. 6,566 bonus-eligible employees)

Nelnet — $1,000 bonuses for 4,100 employees

OceanFirst Financial Corp. – base wage increase to $15 per hour

Ohnward Bancshares — $1,000 bonuses for all 260 employees

Pinnacle Bank — $1,000 bonuses for 1,007 employees

Regions Financial Corporation – base wage increase to $15 per hour; $40 million in charitable donations; $100 million in capital expenditures

Resident Construction LLC – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Riverbend Management, Inc. – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Riverbend Ranch – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Rush Enterprises – $1,000 bonuses for all 6,600 employees

Sinclair Broadcast Group — $1,000 bonuses for 9,000 employees

Smith Chevrolet – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Smith Honda – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Smith RV – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Southwest Airlines — $1,000 bonuses for all 55,000 employees; $5 million additional charitable donations

Steel Design LLC – details on benefits to be announced shortlydetails coming

Stifel Financial Corporation – $1,500 bonuses for 7,000 employees

TCF Financial Corporation — $1,000 bonuses for full time employees; $500 bonuses for part time employees (exact number receiving bonus unknown at this time);

The Flood Insurance Agency — $1,000 bonuses for 17 full time employees

Territorial Savings Bank — $1,000 bonuses to 247 employees; base wage hike from $11.25 to $15.00 per hour

Total System Services — $1,000 bonuses for 11,500 employees

Turning Point Brands, Inc. — $1,000 bonuses for 107 employees

Unity Bank – all 200 non-executive employees will receive a $750 bonus

U.S. Bancorp – $1,000 bonuses for 60,000 employees; base wage hike to $15 per hour; $150 million charitable contribution

Willow Creek Woodworks – details on benefits to be announced shortly

Wells Fargo – raised base wage from $13.50 to $15.00 per hour; $400 million in charitable donations for 2018; $100 million increased capital investment over next three years

U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months.

Payroll processor ADP says that businesses added 250,000 jobs last month, up from 185,000 in November. The gains were led by robust hiring in health care, professional services such as accounting and engineering, and retail.

The figures suggest that businesses are optimistic about the economic outlook and are staffing up to meet greater demand. ADP’s data bodes well for the government’s monthly jobs report, to be released Friday. Economists forecast that will show a gain of 189,000 jobs, according to a survey by data provider FactSet.

The unemployment rate is projected to remain at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average is trading above 25,000 points for the first time early Thursday, breaking another 1,000-point milestone. The market was rising broadly after a survey showed strong hiring by U.S. private businesses. Banks are leading the way as interest rates jump. European stocks are also rising.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 12 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,725 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 147 points, or 0.6 percent, to 25,069. The Nasdaq composite added 18 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,084. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gained 5 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,558.

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