Last month, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) defied the wishes of Missouri voters when she voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Thankfully, tax reform still became law. Already Missourians are seeing the positive impact of the bill.
Today, the Springfield-based banking company Great Southern Bancorp announced that its 1,200 employees will receive a bonus because of tax reform’s passage:
“A Springfield-based banking company plans to give one-time bonuses to more than 1,200 employees following the federal tax overhaul recently approved by Republicans in Washington, D.C. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc., says it will pay $1,000 in cash to all full-time employees and $500 to part-time workers who were employed by the bank on Dec. 31. In a news release, Great Southern specifically cited the federal tax reform legislation that Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law in December.”
Yet, instead of commenting on this great news for her constituents, Senator McCaskill refused to say anything:
“A spokeswoman for McCaskill said the Missouri Democrat would not comment on Great Southern’s bonuses and referred the News-Leader to a November statement she made.”
What a disgrace. Even worse, on the same day as this, uber-liberal Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was able to praise companies who have given workers bonuses because of Republicans’ tax reform law. Senator McCaskill’s inability to say anything about this great news shows how deeply committed she is to putting liberal politics over the lives of Missourians.