Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer doubled-down on Democratic talking points regarding the recently passed GOP tax cuts on Friday; echoing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s non-stop insistence that increased wages and big bonuses were simply “pathetic crumbs” given to American workers.
Schumer was speaking on the Senate floor when he predictably attacked the GOP-led tax overhaul, saying middle-class Americans were “getting crumbs” while large companies and corporations were getting “nice fat pieces of pie.”
“When the American people learn that some of them are not getting anything, some of them are getting raises, and the rest are getting crumbs; and big corporations and wealthy individuals are getting nice, fat pieces of pie… they’re going to be outraged,” said Schumer. “They are already.”
The Minority Leader’s comments come as the nation’s largest corporations announce their plans to reinvest in the United States and pay out big bonuses and higher wages to American-based workers.
This week, Home Depot joined AT&T, Visa, Walmart, American Airlines, Disney, and other companies pledging to expand benefits and raise earnings after President Trump signed the sweeping overhaul of the nation’s outdated tax code into law.
Watch Schumer’s comments above.
OUCH: Kellyanne Conway DESTROYS Pelosi’s ‘Pathetic Crumbs’ Comment
Senior Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway didn’t mince words when weighing-in on the unprecedented economic growth seen under the first year of President Trump’s administration; blasting Nancy Pelosi’s “crumbs” comment and calling increased wages “real bread” for American workers.
Conway was discussing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s recent tweet touting the impact of the recent GOP tax cuts, saying “To date, more than 2.6 million employees from a growing list of 160 companies are due extra pay and increased benefits, directly as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”
To date, more than 2.6 million employees from a growing list of 160 companies are due extra pay and increased benefits, directly as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. https://t.co/IogdRtHaiA
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 16, 2018
The senior advisor thanked Ryan for his remarks, swiping Pelosi’s insistence that increased wages and big bonuses were “pathetic crumbs” given to American families; adding that American workers “deserve the respect and the reward.”
“This is real bread. (Not crumbs @NancyPelosi). Workers deserve the respect and reward. Thank you @POTUS and other bold leaders. https://twitter.com/speakerryan/status/953248898017046529 …,” she tweeted.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) January 16, 2018
WHAT’S WRONG WITH NANCY? Pelosi Stutters, Calls Tax Cuts ‘CRUMBS’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi refused to accept the reality that the GOP tax cuts are providing relief for millions of working class families on Thursday, telling reporters that the increased wages and bonuses were mere “crumbs” from the wealthiest Americans.
“A number of companies are attributing the tax bill for being able to give higher wages to their employees as well as give a number of bonuses to their employees. How do you respond to that?” asked one reporter during Pelosi’s weekly press conference.
“One of the bonuses was already in a union contract, and then they added a little more money to that. That same firm just told their employees that they’re going to be laying off 1500 people,” said the former Speaker of the House.
“In terms of the bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to kind of put the schmooze on is so pathetic, it’s so pathetic,” she added. “I would hope that with their big advantage of bringing money home at a very low rate, that they would invest in infrastructure. My experience has been that they will do stock buy-backs and things like that.”
Pelosi’s comments come as major American corporations announced higher wages and increased bonuses as a direct result of the GOP-led tax cuts. American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Walmart, AT&T, Boeing, and other US-based companies all raised employee benefits and salaries after President Trump signed the legislation into law.
Watch Pelosi’s bizarre press conference above.