Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has routinely and repeatedly criticized the “pathetic crumbs” American workers have received in the wake of the GOP tax cuts; conveniently forgetting she touted former President Barack Obama’s minimum payroll tax cut back in 2011.
The House Minority Leader praised then-President Obama on social media, hailing the extra $40 bump in worker’s paychecks as a “victory for the American people.”
“Today’s agreement is a victory for the American people-they spoke out clearly & #40dollars each paycheck will make a difference,” she tweeted.
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
Pelosi’s support of Obama’s payroll tax cut -which according to Nancy’s math would equate to roughly $960 per year- is a far cry from her outright dismissal of the large bonuses and raised earnings seen throughout the country following the GOP tax bill.
The former Speaker has publicly dismissed the $1,000 bonuses and raised wages as “pathetic crumbs” from the “banquet” of large corporations.