Folks on Twitter are stuffing Nancy Pelosi’s foot in her mouth, pointing out the hypocrisy of her recent comments denouncing companies offering $1,000 tax-cut bonuses to employees as “crumbs.”
As Walmart announced Thursday that it will join a growing list of companies giving back to their employees with savings from President Trump’s tax cuts, Pelosi denounced the $1,000 bonuses at a press briefing as mere “crumbs.”
“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,” Pelosi said. “It’s so pathetic.”
Ironically, as folks on Twitter quickly pointed out, Pelosi had a different take on such a paltry payment just a few years ago.
Today's agreement is a victory for the American people-they spoke out clearly & #40dollars each paycheck will make a difference.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 23, 2011
“Today’s agreement is a victory for the American people – they spoke out clearly & #40dollars each paycheck will make a difference,” Pelosi posted on December 22, 2011.
Dozens of folks revisited the post this week to point out the 77-year-old politician’s obvious hypocrisy.
“Do you even remember your lies and dishonesty from day to day? In 2011 this was a big deal, in 2017-18 1000 dollars is nothing? #resign #liar #dishonest,” Twitter user “Jim” wrote.
“$1,000 to me is 2 house payments, an electric and water bill and a cable bill,” Marla Voyles added. “You elitist hack!”
“Like you, this tweet hasn’t aged well,” Tired_of_the_BS33 wrote.
“SUCH a #HYPOCRITE #MAGA,” Lisa Kell posted.
Since Walmart’s announcement of $1,000 employee bonuses for its 1 million employees, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also announced it will send $2,000 checks to workers and invest in a $1 billion truck factory near Detroit. Both companies specifically cited Trump’s tax cuts as the reason for the generosity, Fortune reports.
Fiat Chrysler and Walmart join hundreds of other companies are giving back to employees because of the tax savings – through bonuses, wage hikes, increased 401K contributions, higher starting wages, and other incentives.
A list maintained by WND includes more than four dozen major employers, including AT&T, Boeing, Wells Fargo, Comcast, and Aflac.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 11, 2018
Stuart Varney put it all into perspective on Fox News.
“As of this morning before we got the Walmart announcement, 1,039,000 Americans were going to get a bonus. Now it’s 2,039,000 Americans will get a bonus,” he said. “Clearly it’s employees and customers who are getting the benefit as well. By the way, before we got the Walmart announcement we had Waste Management chiming in with $2,000 bonuses for 34,000 employees.”