As Americans were celebrating raises and bonuses made possible by the GOP tax plan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to the income increases as “crumbs.” On Saturday, Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer urged Pelosi to stop doing so.
Steyer says that while Pelosi is making a valid point in his opinion, she should not have “disparaged” the money.
“Nancy was making a point that was true, but she said it in a way that disparaged the amount of money that they were getting,” Steyer said at the California Democratic Party convention, according to the Washington Examiner.
“I think she probably wouldn’t use that word again because they’re trying to use it against her,” Steyer went on, saying Pelosi’s political opponents can turn her crumbs comment around “to make it look like she’s insensitive.”
From the Examiner: The now infamous line by Pelosi – that the bonuses given to American workers because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are “crumbs” – has since been used in several Republican fundraising ads to cast the Democratic Party as out of touch with middle-class Americans.
More than two dozen U.S. companies have raised their wages, announced domestic investments, or offered bonuses of $1,000 or more to employees since President Trump signed a Republican tax bill last year that cut the corporate rate to 21 percent.