Today’s quote comes to us from that noted economic mayven, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
Here is what she had to say about the bonuses millions and millions of workers were given by corporations as a direct result of the Trump/Republican tax legislation:
“Frankly, if you look at the bonuses, which I haven’t heard of a corporate bonus more than $1,000 so far. Which by the way is taxed, so it’s not $1,000. And then you spread $1,000 over the course of the year – to think of about how much that is – of course they get it all at once. But I’m not sure that $1,000 (which is taxed, taxable) goes very (far) for almost anyone.”
Ms. Wasserman Schultz neglected to mention that those taxes she made a point of were also lower for a very large majority of the population.
When Nancy Pelosi, with her huge fortune, talked about the bonuses being nothing more than “crumbs”, it was despicable, but also at least somewhat understandable coming from someone who wouldn’t notice if $1,000 were missing from her petty cash drawer.
But Debbie Wasserman Schultz is not one of the richest members of congress, she is one of the least rich. And a comment like that from her is far, far more sickening.
Here’s a clue Ms. Wasserman Schultz: for countless households in the United States an extra $1,000 dollars – or even an extra few hundred dollars – can mean the kids get new coats this year instead of struggling to fit into the ones they outgrew from last year. It can mean a new pair of shoes. It can mean food on the table.
The fact that when money is freed up rich people get proportionately more of it is a truism…and absolutely irrelevant because it is natural consequence of their financial situation – just as it is a natural consequence that they pay hugely more in taxes than people with marginal incomes (which, I’m sure, you won’t be whining about). Your class warfare crap is so tired, so stale, so old, that I wonder how even you can listen to yourself when you barf it out.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz wins Quote Of The Day (dis)honors for her demeaning, condescending put-down of exactly the people she claims she speaks for.
Oh, one other thing.: this was Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s take on the proposed tax legislation in November, drawn straight from her website:
“The revolting tax plan passed by Republicans today is an underhanded assault on hard-working Americans. It gives huge breaks to the ultra-wealthy and corporations, raises taxes on millions of middle class families, while exploding the deficit by $1.5 trillion.”
Wow, did she nail that one!!!!!!!
I have no doubt that millions upon millions of workers all over the United States who have gotten bonuses and/or raises are chanting “this is revolting” in unison.
Can’t you hear them? The chorus is deafening.