I suppose when you’re someone like Nancy Pelosi, someone who happens to be one of the richest members of Congress, it’s pretty easy to dismiss the $1000 and $2000 bonuses that many companies are now giving to their workers, due to lower tax rates, as being little more than “crumbs” and describe them as being “pathetic.” And I find the fact that she would see it as appropriate to make such an idiotic comment quite revealing in that it makes clear just how out of touch with reality she truly is.
So anyway, it was at her weekly press conference just yesterday that Pelosi said, “A number of bonuses — one of the bonuses was in a union contract and then they added a little more money to that. That same firm just told the employees they were going to be laying off 1,500 people and if they wanted to save their jobs, they could work 32 hours. 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.”
She added, “It’s so pathetic. I would hope that with their big advantage of bringing money home at a very low rate that they would invest in infrastructure and things, but the experience has been that they will do dividends, they’ll do stock buybacks and things like that. I think it’s insignificant.” Even if she’s not in favor of the tax bill, for whatever bizarre reason, you’d think someone who professes to be a “master legislator” could have used a better choice of words when describing her position.
More than two million American workers have thus far received bonuses thanks to the Republican tax bill, according to a list from Americans for Tax Reform. Other major companies including Walmart and Wells Fargo also announced they would increase their starting hourly wage in response to the tax bill. Additionally, more than 80 percent of Americans are expected to see their taxes go down in 2018 thanks to the Republican tax bill, which Pelosi has claimed would result in “Armageddon.”
People like Pelosi have absolutely no concept of what $50 a week means to the average person working hard to make a living, or the importance of a little breathing room when it comes to buying gas or groceries. Pelosi has never had to worry about putting gas in her car or about filling her pantry. She has been living off of us for decades! One thing you can say about President Trump, while he may be a billionaire he hasn’t lost touch with the everyday Americans who deserve far better.
Let’s face it, the Democrat base has been pretty thoroughly indoctrinated by the progressive cabal that wants us globalized, and is unaware of everything that seems so obvious to the rest of us. Democrats did it through control of the education of our children since 1960, whom they effectively brainwashed. I think we all have those family members or friends who believe the lies. And they’re 100% sincere in their admiration of Obummer and his policies, and in their mindless hatred of Trump.
They have a sizable blind spot, refusing instinctively to avoid the historical evidence of the consequences of socialism, and most were Bernie or Hitlery supporters. They cannot be swayed by hard evidence on the ground, no matter how convincing, instead they point to articles from all manner of ‘fake news’ organizations, quoting them as if they are gospel and yet they are little more than lies. They have allowed themselves to be convinced that what we are looking at is the beginning of the end.
And I seriously doubt that any of those who have received these raises and bonuses view them as being “pathetic.” Pelosi, like the majority of others within her party, is just bummed because she is made to watch slaves of the ‘Liberal Plantation’ thanking President Trump for raising their standard of living, even if just a bit. Pelosi and the Democrats simply can’t have people being able to make more money, or to keep more of their own money, because they would then no longer ‘need’ the Democrats.
And let’s be honest here, the vast majority of those who vote Democrat don’t pay federal taxes, or pay very little, in first place and yet receive what are ironically referred to as ‘refund’ checks. How the Hell does that work? And it’s these same sponges who are more than a little frightened that they may come to lose some of their beloved entitlements, or those things that we taxpayers refer to as being freebies for freeloading parasites who spend their lives with their hands out.
While I’d like to think that perhaps Nancy made a big mistake here, putting her elitism front and center, I doubt her comment will have much of an impact on the party faithful. Of course, she’s filthy rich. I hope these millions who are getting these increases will remember next November how they came about. I can’t recall an event that even begins to approach this outpouring of companies to their employees that in the process removes the oppressive boot of the Democrats from their necks.
What’s truly pathetic here is that Pelosi long ago needed to be herded off to the ‘home.’ Democrats hate helping ‘We the People’, and they hate tax cuts. They want to raise taxes constantly in order to get more money with which to buy votes via all manner of freebies handed out to dumbed down voters on the Democrat plantation who willingly trade their votes for trinkets and shiny baubles. Look at any Democrat led city in the nation, they are all failures because liberalism leads to failure.
I think it fair to say that Pelosi and her fellow Democrats hate the fact that more Americans will be able to keep more of their own money. The Democrats believe that Americans are too stupid to be able to spend their own money correctly, and they believe that the money you earn should be given to them by paying higher taxes because they know better how it should be spent. Those who consistently vote Democrat are a little more than lemmings happy to let the government run their lives.
I do have a question for Ms. Pelosi. What is it that she and her fellow Democrats did for American workers during the eight years before President Trump? How much did the minimum wage increase? How many workers lost their jobs because the companies they worked for went overseas? How many companies decided they could no longer afford bonuses or to provide healthcare coverage? Am I to assume that that’s simply how it works in the wild, wacky world of the Democrat Party?
When the Republicans come up with a popular and yet brilliant idea like reducing taxes on businesses that allows them to be more competitive while at the same time giving tax relief to their workers, the Democrats call it a bad idea. And yet, no matter how bad of an idea the Democrats come up with it’s always described as being absolutely brilliant, the best idea ever. The trouble is their ‘brilliant’, well excepted ideas always end up costing the taxpayers a fortune and not helping anyone!