ALBUQUERQUE, NM, JAN. 11, 2018 – U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), one of the richest members of Congress, today called the bonuses that U.S. workers are receiving as a result of the tax cut “pathetic” and “crumbs.”
On a C-SPAN video that can be viewed here, Pelosi said, “The bonus that corporate America receives versus the crumbs they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic.”
More than two million American workers have received bonuses of up to $3,000 thanks to the Republican tax bill, according to Americans for Tax Reform. Major companies including Walmart and Wells Fargo have announced that they will increase their starting hourly wage in response to the tax bill.
“I’m surprised to hear another Democratic leader make a ‘deplorables’ comment,” said Mick Rich, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico. “Whether it’s Barack Obama condemning Americans ‘clinging to their guns and religion’ or Nancy Pelosi calling a $3,000 bonus ‘crumbs,’ this shows how out of touch the Democratic Party is with hard-working taxpayers.”
Mr. Rich went on to challenge his Democratic opponent, Sen. Martin Heinrich, to condemn the statement of his former leader in the House.
“Martin Heinrich votes with Democratic Party leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi more than 94 percent of the time,” Rich said. “Voters can smell elitism two thousand miles away – and they will fire Martin Heinrich in the voting booth, because he’s out of touch.”
More than 80 percent of Americans are expected to see their taxes go down in 2018 thanks to the Republican tax bill, which Pelosi claimed would result in “Armageddon.”
“Mainstream media have tried to brainwash the American people into thinking that this tax cut does not help working people,” Rich said. “You show me a working family that would consider $3,000 bonus ‘pathetic.’”
Rich said he is confident that the GOP Tax Cuts and Job Act will gain popularity as more Americans experience its benefits, and that the tax cut will be a boost for Republicans in the November midterm elections.
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