Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, has announced it will save about $70 million due to the GOP’s tax reform bill.
CEO Gene Lee explained how his company’s employees stand to benefit from cuts to the corporate tax rate:
“During the remainder of fiscal 2018, we will invest approximately $20 million in initiatives directly benefiting our workforce. This investment will strengthen one of our most important competitive advantages – a results-oriented culture – as we continue to improve on the guest experience, and position Darden and our brands for long-term success.”
The Orlando, Florida based company joins AT&T, American Airlines, Boeing, Comcast, Fifth Third Bancorp, Southwest Airlines, Wells Fargo as the latest to publicly celebrate an expected positive impact from tax reform and announce employee bonuses and/or additional investments in business development. Yet, all of these companies have one thing in common: they directly fund left-wing activists like the Human Rights Campaign and UnidosUS (formerly La Raza) that are fighting the tax cuts.
Darden (1 – Liberal), which supports liberal advocacy on every issue in 2ndVote’s database, has also contributed to the National Urban League, another leftist organization that opposes tax reform.
If the employees at all of these companies are benefitting from the tax cuts, then any dollar used fighting the policy is a direct harm to these same employees. Apparently, these companies care more about funding the liberal agenda than their own employees.
Darden owns the following restaurant brands: LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Season 52, Yard House, and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. Will you help us tell Darden to stop harming its employees by funding leftist activism?