"You've got to remember that more than half of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, so when they get something like a $1,000 bonus at Christmastime because of this tax law, it's hardly crumbs", he added.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed as "crumbs" the recent wave of bonuses given to workers by large corporations in the wake of the Republican tax law's passage. Today, in answer to a reporter's question about the growing number of companies giving bonuses to their workforce because of the tax bill, said that the bonuses were "insignificant crumbs".
Drew Hammill, Pelosi's spokesman, later said she wasn't criticizing Hoyer's participation and has made similar comments during meetings with him and others this week, without complaints.
The White House particularly highlighted an announcement by Walmart on Wednesday.
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He added that those behind the attack were aiming to thwart the Russia-Turkey-Iran agreement on de-escalation zones. It's believed to be the first instance that a drone swarm attacking military has been officially documented.
Waste Management CEO James Fish responded to Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) criticism of bonuses given to employees following the passing of the Republican-backed tax reform bill. "Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?"
Pelosi then went on to complain that "five white guys" have led the immigration talks and did not include any minority members. Pelosi said, complaining that minority members of Congress were not involved in deciding the fate of Dreamers.
One of those white guys in the immigration talks is Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who didn't find any humor in Pelosi's cracks.
'That comment is offensive. "I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done", he told Politico in a statement, using the nickname referring to recipients of the DACA program. Maybe she thought she could get away with it since white people can't be offended?