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BY: Paul Crookston
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday appeared to moderate her position about the value of bonuses and pay raises resulting from Republicans' tax reform legislation.
Pelosi - Bonuses - Crumbs - Party - Issue
Pelosi had previously called the bonuses "crumbs" and "so pathetic," and many in her party joined her as they made an issue out of the tax law while it was generally unpopular. But since them more companies have announced benefits for their workers and the tax overhaul's popularity has risen.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference, Pelosi said that Democrats "love" seeing people get bonuses and pay raises, although she still criticized provisions in the tax law.
People - Bonus - Raise - Comparison—if - Choice
"Certainly we love when people get a bonus, and if they get a raise," she said. "But if it is so small in comparison—if the choice was made for corporate America and the top one percent in our society, at the expense of working families, something is wrong with this picture."
Pelosi referred to the law as a "dark cloud hanging over the Capitol," using her preferred nickname "the GOP tax scam."
Misleading - Statistic - Percent - Benefits - Percent
She cited a misleading statistic that "83 percent of the benefits go to the one percent," which would only be true in 2027 when...
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