Pelosi: $1,000 Is ‘Crumbs’ For The Middle Class [VIDEO]
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her claim that a $1,000 bonus is just “crumbs” for middle-class Americans.
“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 of workers getting bonuses as a result of the GOP tax cuts. “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.”
Pelosi made the comments during a recent town hall on tax reform, proving just how out of touch she is with struggling Americans.
Pelosi previously blasted the bonuses as “crumbs” earlier in January, insisting that they are “pathetic” gifts that mean little to workers. (RELATED: ‘Crumbs’ — Pelosi Dismisses Workers’ ‘Pathetic’ Tax Reform Bonuses)
“In terms of the bonus that corporate America receives versus the crumbs they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic,” she said during a House speech on January 11.
Fellow Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz has echoed Pelosi’s rhetoric, insisting that $1,000 doesn’t “go far” for anyone.
“Frankly, if you look at the bonuses, which I haven’t heard of a corporate bonus more than $1,000 so far. Which by the way is taxed, so it’s not $1,000. And then you spread $1,000 over the course of the year — to think of about how much that is — of course they get it all at once. But I’m not sure that $1,000 (which is taxed, taxable) goes very for almost anyone,” Schultz claimed.
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