https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...u-s-hourly-wage-to-11-in-wake-of-tax-overhaul Walmart plans to increase their nation wide minimum wage to $11 an hour. Not sure what it was before but I think it was $10. Of course some states already have higher minimum wage rules. They are also giving away bonuses up to $1000, among other benefit increases. The say they are using the tax savings from the new tax plan to pay for it. Apparently they aren't alone in doing this either. Att, wells fargo and some others have made similar announcements. So remembering when some guy asked a bunch of executives if they would use the tax savings to hire or raise wages and no one raised their hands, and how everyone was convinced all the money would be used solely for stock buybacks and dividends benefiting investors, and ceo pay, is it safe to say we were wrong? Just a few examples so far but walmart is the largest private employer in the country. Although you could argue they have drastically underpaid employees for so long and with unemployment under 5% they had to raise wages just to attract and retain people and this was inevitable. Time will tell if this bill is good or not and if it actually sparks the economy as republicans preach about it or if it'll just saddle us with more debt, but it seems that when they said let's lowers taxes so companies can pay workers more they weren't 100% wrong.