House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continues to take heat for her comment calling bonuses and wage increases “crumbs.” Not only has she received criticism from Republicans, but also from CEOs and business owners.
In preparation for President Donald Trump’s visit to Cincinnati, Sheffer Corp. CEO Jeff Norris hit back on Pelosi’s “crumbs” comments. Norris is giving all of his employees a $1,000 bonus.
“We really calculated our tax savings that we’re going to receive, and we figured it was going to be 8 to 10 percent on any of our profits,” he explained to “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “So we paid a $1,000 bonus to each of our 126 employees.”
Saying his employees were overjoyed when they received the bonus, he then took a swipe at Pelosi: “Some people have said that’s ‘crumbs,’ but for the Sheffer people, we consider that fine dining.”
Since Pelosi made the original comment, she has not backed away from it and instead doubled down, insisting the money average people are saving and receiving are nothing compared to what companies are saving.
“There’s some tax advantage in the beginning for families, and that’s their enticement,” she recently stated. “While they give banquets to the high-end, to the top one percent, to corporate America. They’re giving, I say crumbs, they mock me in ads, compared to the banquet they give at the high end.”
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