GOP Congressman Unveils New ‘Crumbs Act’

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Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics
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One Republican congressman is introducing a bill to make the tax cuts even more beneficial to the American worker — and he’s taking a stab at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi while doing it.

Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita will introduce legislation to make the first $2,500 of any worker bonus in 2018 tax-free, Fox News reports.

Millions of Americans have received bonuses and/or pay raises as a result of the GOP tax cuts passed in late December.

Pelosi has often referred to the bonuses as “crumbs.” (RELATED: Pelosi Acknowledged People Are Angry Over ‘Crumbs’ Comments — So Said It Again)

Rokita will call his bill the “Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings” — or “CRUMBS” Act. (RELATED: World Economic Forum Founder Praises Trump For Cutting Taxes As Democrats Call Them ‘Crumbs’)

“Americans are receiving thousands of dollars in bonuses and more money in their paychecks thanks to President Trump’s tax reform, but out-of-touch Democratic leaders believe they only amount to crumbs,” Rokita said in a statement to Fox News. “The CRUMBS Act will let Americans keep more of the money they receive as a result of President Trump’s tax reform, and allow them, not the government, to choose how best to spend their bonuses.”

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