House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shot back at Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for referring to $1,000 bonuses for working Americans as “crumbs.”
Pelosi was caught on camera at a town hall Thursday saying that the $1,000 bonuses many workers are receiving as a result of lowering the corporate tax rate are just “crumbs.” (RELATED: Pelosi: $1,000 Is ‘Crumbs’ For The Middle Class)
“There’s a little mouse trap who’s got a little piece of cheese on there and there’s a mouse about to take it and that’s called the middle class,” Pelosi said. “And around it are fat cats, they look a lot like elephants but anyway, around there. And that’s the thing. Get this little thing and we get this big bonanza. You get the crumb, we get the banquet.”
McCarthy shot down Pelosi’s assertion — without directly naming her — during an interview with MSNBC at the Davos economic forum.
“All those bonuses,” McCarthy said, arguing that the United States is leading the way in economic growth. “I mean I know some people think they’re crumbs — $1000 to anybody, to me or a constituent, that’s a lot of money.”
“People have come up to me and say, ‘Oh my gosh, I got a raise,’ because of the withholding limits they’re actually getting more money in their paychecks,” McCarthy concluded.