A Georgetown student caught Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi off guard today when he asked why Pelosi referred to the Trump tax cuts as “crumbs”:
The student told his personal story referring to his parent’s small business and how Trump’s tax cuts are helping his parents hire workers and put him through college:
“You’ve spoken about the effects of the Republican tax plan, specifically referring to its effects on average Americans as crumbs,” the student said in comments first flagged by the NTK Network. “As the son of small business owners, I know that it’s helped my parent hire more employees. It’s helped us pay off our mortgage, helped put me through college.”
The student asked Pelosi if she still thought “crumbs” was a good way to describe benefits resulting from the tax law.
“Would you still refer to the effects of this tax plan on average Americans as crumbs?” the student asked.
On a side note, Pelosi held “Repeal the Trump Tax” tour town halls across the country shooting down Trump’s tax plan and telling anyone who’ll listen that if the Dems take the House that they will repeal the Trump tax cut:
PLEASE LISTEN TO PELOSI’S RHETORIC AND LIES ABOUT THE TAX BILL – THIS IS EVIL!
SHE LIED THE ENTIRE TIME AND WILL RAISE TAXES IF THE DEMS TAKE THE HOUSE:
“Yes there are some benefits that some are feeling in a particular way,” Pelosi responded. “My statement was really a fuller statement that says while they provide a banquet for the top one percent, they are giving some crumbs to other people.”
Pelosi further claimed millions of middle class families will pay more in taxes as a result of the tax law.
“Here’s a tax bill that they advertise as a benefit for the middle class, and did you know 83 percent of the benefits of the tax bill go to the top one percent?” Pelosi said. “In the life of the bill, 86 million middle class families will pay more taxes.”
This is contrary to most analysis about the tax reform law. The Washington Post reported that most Americans would receive a tax cut.
A state-by-state analysis produced by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a liberal-leaning group, show the vast majority will get some kind of tax cut in Missouri in 2019, but then as much of a third will experience tax increases in 2027. Even more striking is how even the tax cuts shrink. In the middle 20 percent of households, 90 percent would get an average tax cut of $830 in 2019 — compared to 60 percent getting an average tax cut of $100 in 2027, or about a quarter a day.