Nancy Pelosi can’t seem to find anything nice to say about anything positive that happens in the Trump era.
The House Minority Leader poo-pooed the latest strong jobs report, calling it a “raw deal” for Americans.
“June jobs numbers show what is at stake from the brewing storm of rising health costs, spiraling trade uncertainty and an economy being hollowed out to enrich big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent,” Pelosi said in a statement.
“Six months after receiving their windfall from the GOP tax scam for the rich, Corporate America is on track to spend $1 trillion on dividends and stock buybacks, while announcing tens of thousands of layoffs, refusing to give workers a raise and raising costs for families. Meanwhile, hard-working farmers, factory workers and families across the nation are reeling from retaliatory tariffs and trade uncertainty. America should be taking strong, smart and strategic action against unfair trade policies, not recklessly antagonizing our allies and inviting retaliation against the men and women of American farming and manufacturing,” she said.
“The American people deserve so much better than the raw deal they are getting from the cynical Republican special interest agenda. Democrats know that the American people deserve A Better Deal, with Better Jobs, Better Wages and a Better Future. Democrats will never stop fighting for the hard-working middle class families who are the backbone of our nation.”
Last month, Pelosi was equally negative about the positive economic news.
“May’s jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans’ watch,” the House Minority Leader said in a statement.
Republicans’ cruel, cynical health care sabotage campaign is already spiking families’ premiums by double digits and pushing millions off their coverage, according to the nonpartisan CBO. Big Pharma continues to hoard the benefits of the GOP tax scam, using their handouts to further enrich executives and shareholders instead of lowering prescription drug costs for seniors and sick kids. At the same time, the President’s reckless policies are exploding gas prices, wiping out the few meager gains that some families should have received from the GOP tax scam, as wages remain stagnant.
“Democrats will never stop fighting for the hard-working middle class families who are the backbone of our nation,” she claimed.
Pelosi was also sour about positive economic news during Trump’s first speech to Congress last year.
Trump ran down a list of companies that have announced investments and job additions in the last several weeks.
“Since my election, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions and billions of dollars in the United States and create tens of thousands of new American jobs,” Trump said.
As many stood to applaud, Pelosi remained seated with a sour look on her face.
Pelosi couldn’t find joy in dozens of companies passing along the tax cut savings onto employees in the form of bonuses, routinely calling the $1,000-or-more checks “crumbs.”