As America\u0026#039;s largest banks post record profits, massive companies continue their unprecedented stock buyback spree, and already-obscene CEO pay packages are set to rapidly expand in the aftermath of the Trump-GOP tax cuts, top corporate executives are now openly admitting that they have no plans whatsoever to invest their enormous windfall into wage increases for workers.\u0022The tax cuts are working exactly as intended.\u0022 —Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)During what Axios described as a \u0022rare, candid, and bracing talk from executives atop corporate America\u0022 at the Dallas Fed late last week, Troy Taylor, CEO of Florida\u0026#039;s Coca-Cola franchise, said of the possibility of broad wage hikes for workers: \u0022It\u0026#039;s just not going to happen. Absolutely not in my business.\u0022\u0022Of course the GOP tax scam didn\u0026#039;t help working people,\u0022 noted Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce, aka \u0022The Iron Stache,\u0022 in response to the Axios report. \u0022CEOs would rather pay themselves than pay us.\u0022And CEOs are not merely conceding that \u0022the days of most people getting a pay raise are over\u0022 despite the lofty promises Republicans made after they rammed through their $1.5 trillion in tax cuts. As Axios reports, well-heeled corporate executives are also actively moving to \u0022reduce their workforces further\u0022 to cut costs and boost their bottom lines.\u0022The message is that Americans should stop waiting for across-the-board pay hikes coinciding with higher corporate profit; to cash in, workers will need to shift to higher-skilled jobs that command more income,\u0022 Axios summarized.While the executives\u0026#039; comments were met with outrage and disgust on social media, few expressed genuine surprise that corporations are deciding to hoard their profits and line the pockets of top executives rather than redistribute the gains downward, as this is precisely what they\u0026#039;ve been doing for decades.And this is also precisely what analysts predicted would happen as the GOP tax plan—which dramatically slashed the corporate rate and the top marginal tax rate for individuals—made its way through Congress last year.CEOs at America’s largest firms make nearly 271 times the annual average pay of the typical worker. Of course the @GOP tax scam didn\u0026#039;t help working people. CEOs would rather pay themselves than pay us.https://t.co/yNLdHDI6CC— Randy Bryce (@IronStache) May 28, 2018Act surprised. #GOPTaxScam https://t.co/GOr9QNP0sD— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) May 28, 2018B-b-b-but the tax cuts, the stock market, the sky high corporate profits...!Who could have known that they\u0026#039;d just keep all the money for themselves? Who? https://t.co/rUnXV4RULR— Peter Bright (@DrPizza) May 27, 2018\u0022The tax cuts are working exactly as intended,\u0022 Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) concluded.