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Bonus or No, Don’t Get Your Hopes Up for a Raise

U.S. employers are reluctant to raise wages. Corporate tax cuts don’t change that.
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Trump Says Tax Cut Behind AT&T $1,000 Bonus Plan

No, those much-publicized employee bonuses don’t mean you should expect a raise this year.

The White House has long said that corporate tax cuts will trickle down to American workers and pad their paychecks. Then, as if on cue, just as Congress passed a bill to enact them, a handful of companies announced employee bonuses they said were proof of that.