Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus in an interview slammed Democrats on tax reform, telling them to use their brains.
“Democrats, use your stupid brains. You don’t have any brains and don’t understand what happens,” Marcus said on Fox News on Saturday.
“This is not going to turn overnight. Corporations are not going to open 14 buildings overnight. Come on, give me a break, you’ve got to use your brains,” he said, referring to improvements in the economy.
Republicans have said the recently passed GOP tax plan is helping the middle class, pointing to bonus announcements from companies such as Home Depot.
The home improvement retailer announced last week it would be doling out $1,000 bonuses for employees who have worked at Home Depot at least 20 years.
Hourly employees who have worked for the retailer less than two years can expect a $200 bonus. Workers who have been at the company for 10 years to 14 years will get $400.
Democrats, however, have argued the legislation only benefits corporations and the wealthy.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzDems rail against Trump after global warming tweet Wasserman Schultz: Haitian community stronger and wiser than ‘Trump will ever be’ McCutcheon: Clinton’s alleged ‘collusion’ is the real threat to democracy MORE (D-Fla.) came under fire from Republicans after she downplayed the $1,000 bonuses a number of companies have announced.
“I’m not sure that $1,000 — which is taxed, taxable — goes very far for almost anyone,” she said.
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