Pelosi Called Tax Reform-Inspired Bonuses ‘Crumbs’ — Here’s What She Said About $40 Six Years Ago

Within hours of the passage of the Republican-led Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — despite the Democrats’ insistence on calling it a “tax scam” — multiple corporations announced increases in hiring and wages. Some even offered one-time bonuses to thousands of employees.

Democrats have been critical of those bonuses, saying they’re not enough. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in her weekly address, called the bonuses and salary increases “pathetic,” saying the American people would hardly notice the “crumbs” being tossed their way.

The Daily Caller reported her comments Thursday:

“In terms of the bonus that corporate America receives versus the crumbs they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic. And I would hope with their big advantage of bringing home at a very low rate that they would invest in infrastructure but our experience has been they will seek dividends and buy-backs. It is insignificant.”

But it wasn’t that long ago that Pelosi was happily singing the praises of what arguably was a much smaller bump in the average person’s paycheck — the difference being that it was a tax cut pushed by then-President Barack Obama:

The apparent lapse in memory is not limited to Pelosi, either. Most of the Democrats criticizing the tax cuts seem to have forgotten what Obama said about them at the time:


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