Nancy Pelosi’s “crumbs” gaffe is coming back to bite her
Nancy Pelosi is out of touch.
After Trump’s tax plan was passed, she called many of the $1,000 bonuses American families were getting, “crumbs.”
Now one legislator is making Pelosi eat her own words.
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) is set to unveil a new bill that would make bonuses doled out as a result of the massive tax cut 100% tax-free.
Fox News reports:
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., has dubbed his bill the “Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings” — or “CRUMBS” Act. Pelosi, D-Calif., famously referred to the bonuses as “crumbs” in criticizing the tax plan last month.
“Americans are receiving thousands of dollars in bonuses and more money in their paychecks thanks to President Trump’s tax reform, but out-of-touch Democratic leaders believe they only amount to crumbs,” Rokita said in a statement. “The CRUMBS Act will let Americans keep more of the money they receive as a result of President Trump’s tax reform, and allow them, not the government, to choose how best to spend their bonuses
Rokita’s bill would make bonuses received by workers in 2018 tax-free up to $2,500. Since tax reform was signed into law this past December, multiple companies have given out bonuses and pay raises in anticipation of increased tax savings.
Pelosi’s “crumbs” comment has taken on a life of its own.
And it could cost her a chance at regaining the Speaker’s Gavel in November.