Speaker of the House Paul Ryan didn’t mince words when addressing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s assertions that the GOP tax cuts aren’t helping American workers, saying increased wages and $1000 bonuses “aren’t crumbs” to average families.
“As you know, leader Pelosi’s calling all of this ‘crumbs,’” a reporter from C-SPAN pressed the GOP leader.
“I was sad and surprised she said that. To somebody working at Walmart at the starting wage who just went from $9 an hour to $11 an hour, that’s not crumbs. To a person working paycheck to paycheck who just got a $1000 bonus, that’s not crumbs,” said Ryan.
“Comcast –just one company- is investing $50 billion in America, in jobs, in expanding across the country, this isn’t crumbs. The additional maternity leave at Walmart, the higher 401(k) plans… these aren’t crumbs,” he added.
“More than half of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. When they get something like a $1000 bonus at Christmas time because of this tax cut, it’s hardly crumbs,” said the Speaker of the House.
Watch Paul Ryan’s comments above.