Nancy Pelosi "pathetic"

January 12, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t backing down from her claim that the Republican tax cut is “Armageddon” and “the worst bill Congress ever passed.” She was asked to respond to the tidal wave of companies announcing raises, bonuses and new hiring thanks to the tax cut (the latest is Walmart, raising starting wages to $11 an hour, with bonuses up to $1000 per worker and expanded maternity, family leave and adoption benefits).

Pelosi dismissed those raises and bonuses as "insignificant," claiming they were just for PR and "so pathetic," and that the raises and bonuses amounted to “crumbs.” Why does her use of the word “crumbs” remind me of a previous era's clueless aristocratic leader sneering that if the peasants don’t have bread, then “let them eat cake”? (As for her blasting companies for cutting workers back to 32 hours a week, that was in response to Obamacare, a genuinely terrible bill that she forced onto Americans; but she might not know that since I'm still not sure if she ever read it.)

Do you know what I would call “pathetic”? The history of Nancy Pelosi and her party when it comes to helping those workers. The record-setting years of stagnant wages, slow growth and crippled job creation that they tried to pass off as the “new normal,” as if their own dunderheaded policies of high taxes, crushing regulations, open borders, America-last trade deals and lack of enforcement of illegal immigration had nothing whatsoever to do with the suffering of the working class.

Know what else I would call “pathetic”? A self-styled champion of the working class airily dismissing those workers’ desperately-needed raises, bonuses, new benefits and increased 401K contributions as “crumbs,” when she and her husband have an estimated net worth of nearly $30 million. A study found that while traveling on military jets over a two-year period (which cost taxpayers $2,100,744.59, but at least was for security reasons), she ran up $101,429.14 for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol (I doubt that was necessary for security). I wonder, does she consider $101,429.14 to be “crumbs”?

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Personally, I would say that "crumbs" is an appropriate term for well-heeled liberals who claim to care about low and middle income working Americans but back policies that harm them, vote against a tax cut to help them, and sneer at the size of their raises. I hope that before working class voters let the media bamboozle them into returning these arrogant crumbs to power, they will remember just what it was like to live under their job-crushing policies and exactly what they really think about you “deplorables.” After all, they don’t exactly make their contempt a secret.



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  • David Peterson

    01/16/2018 09:53 AM


  • Todd Matosic

    01/15/2018 11:13 PM

    Mike you have to do all you can to get Sessions out ASAP...this country needs you!

  • Marcia Carrasco

    01/15/2018 04:40 PM

    Nancy as well as others in the house n senate should only be allowed 6 terms with no re-election. And no paycheck after retirement. Normal everyday citizens who work regular jobs don't have that paycheck when they retire. They may have a pension, 401K and the SS check. Look how much $$$ the gov't could save by cutting those payckecks off after those officials retire!
    PELOSI has overstayed her term. She needs to retire. She's just an arm on the darkness that's ruled the planet for eons keeping us under their control. The new earth is being born. The datkness is going away.
    As for other things, the continual wildfires n mudslides in CA should be a wakeup call to "Follywood" elites! Get rid of the porn crap, molesting, violence in films, tv n music videos, etc that brainwash us...Until they change I feel God will keep knocking on their doors via mother nature. Global warming is just crap nonsense to try n brainwash us into thinking we are the cause for that. Same goes for tornado alley. Big farms that grow, harmful GMO crops and poison the soil with Monsanto products eventually poison us and kill the bees. Again tornado alley is another message from God to stop the poisons n go back to organic farming with non GMO crops. Makes a heck of a lotta sense Mike. If God wanted us to have GMOs n poison the soil he'd have created that in the beginning.
    Love you. Angel blessings to you and your family. So very proud of the great job Sarah is doing. God bless her 10 fold!

  • Tracy Henderlight

    01/15/2018 09:28 AM

    Her use of the word "crumbs" to describe what is a significant raise to many is just another indicator as to how out of touch she and Washington are with the real lives of working class America.

  • Charles M

    01/14/2018 07:13 PM

    Arrogant, insufferable Nancy sneering about "crumbs" for the little people is a Hoot. How much of a raise and bonus did her husband's company (Dole ?) give their employees? Anyone hazard a guess?