Kirsters Baish| This past Tuesday, we saw a Georgetown University student named Sam explain to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi how President Trump and his tax cut “crumbs” have changed his life for the better. Pelosi openly criticized the GOP tax reform package before it was passed. She claimed that the package contained too many possible benefits for the rich, whereas the middle class was only going to be receiving “crumbs.”
Sam wasn’t about to let Pelosi get away with talking down on the piece of legislation. The Georgetown student reminded the House Minority Leader of her “crumbs” comment during a town hall meeting at the school. Sam let Pelosi have it. He explained how the tax reform package impacted the “average” American.
The Georgetown student explained, “As the son of small business owners, I know that it’s helped my parents hire more employees. It’s helped us pay off our mortgage, helped put me through college.”
He continued on to explain that the piece of legislation is helping the country on a larger scale. With the country’s economy growing and the average living wages for Americans rising, the tax reform plan seems to be doing its job. The student then asked the House Minority Leader if she still felt that the average American was only receiving “crumbs” from the plan.
Pelosi seemed to be in shock after the student confronted her. She thanked him for his question and stated that “there are some benefits that some are feeling a particular way.” She did defend her comment by claiming that the top one percent of people are reaping 83 percent of the benefits. Pelosi went so far as to call the bill “a dark cloud” on the future of our country as well as a “bad deal for the American people.”
The Daily Caller reports:
The student brought up the multiple times that the California Democrat referred to the GOP tax cuts as “crumbs” for the middle class, saying, “As the son of small business owners, I know that it’s helped my parents hire more employees. It’s helped us pay off our mortgage, helped put me through college.”
“On a macro economic level, the economy’s growing, wages are rising for the first time in years,” he continued. “Would you still refer to the effects of this tax plan on average Americans as crumbs?”
Pelosi answered in part, “My statement was really a fuller statement that says while they provide a banquet to the top one percent, they are giving some crumbs to other people.”
She also asked the student, “Did you know 83 percent of the benefits of the tax bill go to the top one percent? 83 percent of the benefits, to the top one percent. In the life of the bill, 86 million middle class families will pay more taxes.”