Florida congresswoman and former DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday to ridicule the economic repercussions of recent tax reform legislation.
An audience at Florida Atlantic University witnessed Ms. Pelosi double down this morning on her recent “crumb” criticism of cash bonuses given out by companies like Apple, AT&T, Boeing, Comcast, Disney, Home Depot, Fiat Chrysler, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, Wal-Mart and Well Fargo. The event, which was sponsored by the group Not One Penny, included Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s assertion that $1,000 doesn’t go “very far for almost anyone.”
“Frankly, if you look at the bonuses, which I haven’t heard of a corporate bonus more than $1,000 so far,” the lawmaker said, the Washington Examiner reported. “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 far almost anyone.”
Mrs. Pelosi reiterated her “crumb” analogy first used during a Jan. 11 press conference.
“There’s a cartoon that I just love … 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,” the California Democrat said. “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.”
Not One Penny’s website calls tax cuts touted by President Trump a “scam” aimed at benefiting “millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations.”