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.
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Pelosi Says ‘God Is With’ Democrats on DACA
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi believes liberal lawmakers have the moral high ground on the ongoing immigration debate in the United States, strangely suggesting that “God is with” the Democratic Party regarding DACA and Dreamers.
The House Minority Leader was addressing reporters on Thursday when she was asked if she’d be willing to accept border wall funding or a crackdown on illegal immigration to reach a deal with President Trump on DACA.
“Have you changed your mind at all about being willing to accept some border wall funding or immigration crackdown funding within a DREAM Act fix?” asked one journalist.
“We’ve said to the president the night he agreed to the DACA legislation that we have a responsibility to protect our border, and we find — think are many things we can do working together to do that. And members have been working in a bipartisan way to address that,” said Pelosi.
“But I’m optimistic. I always have been. God is with us on this. Our country is great. We know their greatness springs from the vitality that newcomers bring to our country. 80 percent at least of the American people support the DREAMers,” she added.
Watch Nancy get biblical above.
PELOSI PANICS: Nancy Ditches TAX PROTEST After No One Shows Up
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi bailed on a “highly-anticipated” protest against the GOP tax cuts making their way through Congress on Monday, ditching the event at the last minute after only dozens of liberal demonstrators turned up at the event inside the Capitol.
A reporter for left-leaning MSNBC news was on the scene to cover the event, but was forced to admit the blatant failure on-air, saying the protest was nothing like “what we saw with the healthcare law.”
“These protests have never been like what we saw with the healthcare law. This particular protest was supposed to start at three, it was supposed to feature Nancy Pelosi, and it’s supposed to have hundreds of people, and none of those things are going to end up being true,” the journalist added.
Earlier this month, Pelosi infamously referred to the new GOP legislation as the end-of-the-world, saying the bill would bring about “Armageddon” for average Americans.
“This is Armageddon. This is a very big deal,” said the House Minority Leader. “Because you know why? There’s really a very hard way to come back from this. They take us farther, more deeply into debt. What can you do but raise taxes?”
h/t American Mirror