quarta-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2018

Nunca George Soros Gastou Tanto com Lobby

Inimigo em praticamente tudo que Trump faz, George Soros nunca gastou tanto em lobby do que no primeiro ano do governo Trump.

Soros usa sua organização "Open Society" para apoiar grupos pró-imigração, pró-aborto, pró-eutanásia, pró-gays, contra gastos de defesa, e outros que apoiam políticas e países de esquerda. Ele é ligado umbilicalmente ao Partido Democrata dos EUA, que faz opinião severa a Trump, gasta muito em apoio aos democratas. Eles fazem que que chamam de "resistência" a Trump.

Além disso, Soros é húngaro e a Hungria não anda gostando das interferências dele, e isso fez Soros gastar muito dinheiro em lobby.

Vejam relato do Free Bacon

George Soros Spent Record Amount Lobbying During Trump’s First Year

Open Society Policy Center poured $16.2 million into lobbying efforts in 2017

Liberal billionaire George Soros spent more on lobbying during President Donald Trump's first year in office than he has in any previous year, disclosure forms show.
The Open Society Policy Center, a D.C.-based 501 (c)(4) nonprofit that focuses on domestic and international advocacy efforts and is a separate entity from Soros's Open Society Foundations, poured $16.2 million into lobbying throughout the entirety of 2017.
Soros's group reported spending $4.6 million during the first half of 2017 on its lobbying efforts. During the third quarter, Soros added $1.25 million to the total. Most of the lobbying expenditures—$10.3 million—were spent during the fourth quarter, which spans from October 1 to December 31.
Soros ramped up his efforts as the year progressed by pushing funds toward issues that have been seen as a direct attack on the deep-pocketed financier, such as Hungary's Bill on Foreign Funded Organizations (LexNGO), a crackdown on foreign-funded organizations in that country.
Hungary's parliament approved the law that targets foreign-funded NGOs in June of last year, saying they could "threaten the country's political and economic interests and interfere with the functioning of its institutions."
While the legislation does not mention Soros, who was born in Hungary and has given money to a number of NGOs in the country, by name, Hungarian politicians have said that they wanted to "sweep out" organizations tied to the financier, Bloomberg reported.
Soros also pushed funds to lobby on the Restricted First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, and the Preventing Preemptive War in North Korea Act of 2017, among others, according to the disclosure forms.  The Open Society Policy Center lobbied the Senate, House of Representatives, State Department, National Security Council, and the Department of Defense last year.
"We make different grants each year depending on what is happening in Congress and there was a lot going in 2017: Protecting immigrants and refugees, preserving fairness in the tax code, advocating for criminal justice reform, pressing for disaster relief for Puerto Rico, and promoting a progressive U.S. foreign policy," said Jonathan Kaplan, a spokesman for the Open Society Policy Center.
Between 2002 and 2012, the policy center reported spending a total of $19,120,000 lobbying Congress and agencies, an average of $1.9 million on lobbying per year. The most Soros had spent on lobbying prior to last year was $12.4 million in 2014.
The group's disclosure forms also show that Soros has recruited the help of a number of outside lobbying shops in the past including Orion Strategies, the Mitchell Firm, and Glover Park Group, all D.C.-based firms, on top of its three in-house lobbyists.
The Open Society Policy Center hauled in $17 million in contributions in 2015, according to the group's most recent tax forms. During that year, one of the group's largest grant disbursements went to the Advocacy Fund, an organization that helps to navigate "lobbying, political and funding rules to win campaigns for social change," in the amount of $800,000.
The Advocacy Fund is involved with Demos, a New York-based public policy organization whose board of directors is chaired by Amelia Warren Tyagi, the daughter of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.). Indivisible, one of the most prominent anti-Trump groups today, is also listed under the Advocacy Fund's projects.
Gara LaMarche, who sat on the board of directors of the policy center during the time covered by its most recent tax forms, and is still a member of its board, is now the president of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive donor club where Soros is a founding partner. The alliance consists of wealthy liberals who each vow to steer hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to progressive groups.
The Free Beacon attended the group's secretive fall investment conference held last November at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. and obtained confidential documents at the retreat where the group was planning its next steps in the "resistance."
Soros, along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), headlined the event.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), a potential Democratic presidential hopeful for 2020, introduced Soros with a "special videotaped message." Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) also delivered a video message to the group.  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D.) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D., Minn.), who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), were in attendance.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.), not listed on the agenda, was also spotted at the resort.
David Brock, the former conservative investigative journalist turned Clinton loyalist and founder of Media Matters for America, was also not listed in the agenda but was present at the gathering.
Brock held his own donor conference at the Turnberry Isle Miami resort in Aventura, Fla., last January where he huddled with more than 100 liberal donors to map out how they would "kick Donald Trump's ass."
The Free Beacon obtained the private and confidential memo Brock handed out to donors at the event outlining his four-year agenda to attack Trump and Republicans using Media Matters, American Bridge, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and Shareblue.

quinta-feira, 4 de janeiro de 2018

Reforma Tributária de Trump: 40 Grandes Empresas Dão $$ aos seus Trabalhadores

Pois é, a reforma tributária de Trump que diminuiu em muito os impostos sobre as empresas fez com que elas distribuíssem dinheiro aos seus funcionários.

No Brasil, isso seria inimaginável. O Estado está falido há décadas, grande parte da população depende do Estado para sobreviver e acho até que as empresas brasileiras não repetiriam o que fizeram as americanas.

Vejam a lista de empresas que deram muito $$ aos seus trabalhadores nos EUA:

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