Pelosi keeps saying that the $1,000 bonus for working Americans is nothing more than crumbs…
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tripled down on calling the GOP’s recently enacted tax cuts “crumbs” after multiple Democrats warned her this week that doing so could make Democrats look like “patricians” to working-class voters and hurt the party’s chances of taking back Congress.
Vice President Mike Pence ramped up the pressure on Pelosi on Thursday, slamming her for being “out of touch” at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
“She keeps saying that the $1,000 bonus for working Americans is nothing more than crumbs,” Pence said. “I mean, seriously folks, when our kids were little, we had a term for another $1,000 in our paycheck at the end of the year—Christmas.”
Pence reminded Americans that he was in Congress the last time Pelosi and Democrats were in control and warned that Democrats will quickly raise taxes if they take back Congress in 2018.
“It would be a disaster for our cause if Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House again,” Pence told the crowd. “We will not let that happen”
After being heckled at a town hall event in Arizona this week about her net worth, Pelosi told the Arizona Republic that did not have any second thoughts about calling the tax cuts “crumbs.”
When the Republic asked her whether she regretted comparing the tax cuts to crumbs, Pelosi said, “oh, no.” She added that “Republicans provided a great banquet for the high end” and working-class Americans got “crumbs compared to the banquet.”
She then ripped House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for his tone-deaf tweet bragging that a worker got an extra $1.50 a week because of the tax cuts, saying that was an example of the “crumminess” of the deal. Pelosi then said the tax cuts were like a “dark cloud over the Capitol” because it prevented Congress from investing in various other government programs after calling the tax cuts “unpatriotic” at a town hall event.
As Politico reported, Democrats have become increasingly concerned that Pelosi, who also said the tax cuts would lead to “armageddon,” continues describing the tax cuts as “crumbs” to middle-class voters who are benefiting from them.