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4 days ago
6/3/03
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LOL. Dis bitch be cray cray

 

Pelosi: Companies Giving Bonuses After Tax Cut ‘Pathetic,’ ‘Insignificant’

Thursday at her weekly press conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the companies announcing wage increases and bonuses in light of the Republican tax bill were “so pathetic

Pelosi said, “The number of bonuses that were given, one of the bonuses was already in a union contract, and they added a little more money to that. That same firm just told their employees that they were going to be laying off 1,500 people and if they want to save their jobs, they could all start working 32 hours in those communities.”

She added, “So, in terms of the bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to kind of put the schmooze on is so pathetic. It’s so pathetic. I would hope that with their big advantage of bringing money home at a very low rate that they would invest in infrastructure and things, but the experience has been that they will do dividends, they’ll do stock buybacks and things like that. I think it’s insignificant

4 days ago
8/9/16
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She also tried to make a funny with her "5 white guys starting a hamburger stand..."
4 days ago
2/4/07
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So bring a new bill with even more tax cuts for the Middle Class. Come on Democrats, show us how much you love us!
4 days ago
1/9/02
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she right but she's a cunt in so many ways I'd rather she just keep her mouth shut about it

4 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 17257

Will Pelosi give back her tax breaks?

4 days ago
9/27/03
Posts: 51732

I like how democrats are calling companies who give hourly wages or bonuses pathetic and insignificant, despite crying for years about wanting a higher wage and more money back to people.

So at first the tax break was just for the rich, and corporations, which would never trickle down to employees. 81 major companies are trickling down money to employees in the form of higher wages and bonuses, and now it’s a bad thing?

4 days ago
4/29/09
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Later
4 days ago
3/16/15
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She has lost her mind 

4 days ago
8/9/16
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UltimateKeyboardWarrior -

She has lost her mind 

A long long time ago...
4 days ago
4/13/12
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disbeliever -

I like how democrats are calling companies who give hourly wages or bonuses pathetic and insignificant, despite crying for years about wanting a higher wage and more money back to people.

So at first the tax break was just for the rich, and corporations, which would never trickle down to employees. 81 major companies are trickling down money to employees in the form of higher wages and bonuses, and now it’s a bad thing?

higher wages are certainly a good thing, but one time bonuses, (if they are only a one time bonus and aren't repeated in coming years) is just pandering to people that want to believe that trickle down economics is real.  no one is bragging about higher wages as a result of a "bigger pie".  walmart is raising their minimum wage but laying of 11,000 people.

4 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 62988
It's PR. Walmart has raised wages to the tune of around $2b over the last few years, but this raise of around $300m gets a big song and dance, because they can try to tie it to the tax cuts they lobbied for.

This tax cut was not designed to help the middle class. It quite simply was not.
4 days ago
6/13/03
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HereWeAre = Orcus = Nancy Pelosi
4 days ago
12/25/15
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$ 1k may be Insignificant to her but it means a lot to many everyday working Americans espcially those working at Walmart.

4 days ago
1/10/16
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Tomato Can - It's PR. Walmart has raised wages to the tune of around $2b over the last few years, but this raise of around $300m gets a big song and dance, because they can try to tie it to the tax cuts they lobbied for.

This tax cut was not designed to help the middle class. It quite simply was not.

I’m sold after all those facts your posted. 

4 days ago
2/4/07
Posts: 25951
Tomato Can - It's PR. Walmart has raised wages to the tune of around $2b over the last few years, but this raise of around $300m gets a big song and dance, because they can try to tie it to the tax cuts they lobbied for.

This tax cut was not designed to help the middle class. It quite simply was not.

Is it going to help the middle class or isn't it?
4 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 28049
Tomato Can - It's PR. Walmart has raised wages to the tune of around $2b over the last few years, but this raise of around $300m gets a big song and dance, because they can try to tie it to the tax cuts they lobbied for.

This tax cut was not designed to help the middle class. It quite simply was not.

They announced a bunch of job cuts today 

4 days ago
5/13/11
Posts: 37753
disbeliever -

I like how democrats are calling companies who give hourly wages or bonuses pathetic and insignificant, despite crying for years about wanting a higher wage and more money back to people.

So at first the tax break was just for the rich, and corporations, which would never trickle down to employees. 81 major companies are trickling down money to employees in the form of higher wages and bonuses, and now it’s a bad thing?

She is not saying the money being given out is bad thing. She is saying it is tiny little crumbs compared to the massive money they will be keeping. That it's more of a publicity stunt than anything.

As someone else said, she is right, but is an annoying twat.
4 days ago
9/27/03
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Sandy Pantz -
Tomato Can - It's PR. Walmart has raised wages to the tune of around $2b over the last few years, but this raise of around $300m gets a big song and dance, because they can try to tie it to the tax cuts they lobbied for.

This tax cut was not designed to help the middle class. It quite simply was not.

Is it going to help the middle class or isn't it?

It is, but they have to deflect 

4 days ago
9/13/08
Posts: 7379
EFM -
disbeliever -

I like how democrats are calling companies who give hourly wages or bonuses pathetic and insignificant, despite crying for years about wanting a higher wage and more money back to people.

So at first the tax break was just for the rich, and corporations, which would never trickle down to employees. 81 major companies are trickling down money to employees in the form of higher wages and bonuses, and now it’s a bad thing?

higher wages are certainly a good thing, but one time bonuses, (if they are only a one time bonus and aren't repeated in coming years) is just pandering to people that want to believe that trickle down economics is real.  no one is bragging about higher wages as a result of a "bigger pie".  walmart is raising their minimum wage but laying of 11,000 people.

They are laying off people becuase of market conditions in the retail sector, which has been shedding jobs for the last 3 years due to increased onlone retail presence/traffic. Nothing to do with a tax break, or greed. Its purely diminishing markets. 

 

try to stay in one lane, okay? 

4 days ago
8/29/09
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HorseMeat4200 -

$ 1k may be Insignificant to her but it means a lot to many everyday working Americans espcially those working at Walmart.

Exactly. This shows just how out of touch she is with working people. 

4 days ago
5/13/11
Posts: 37754
RouseysMole -
Tomato Can - It's PR. Walmart has raised wages to the tune of around $2b over the last few years, but this raise of around $300m gets a big song and dance, because they can try to tie it to the tax cuts they lobbied for.

This tax cut was not designed to help the middle class. It quite simply was not.

I’m sold after all those facts your posted. 

The facts of the tax plan have been out for quite some time now. What he is saying is obvious to anyone being objective and looking at the the actual facts you can easily Google.
4 days ago
4/13/12
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disbeliever -
Sandy Pantz -
Tomato Can - It's PR. Walmart has raised wages to the tune of around $2b over the last few years, but this raise of around $300m gets a big song and dance, because they can try to tie it to the tax cuts they lobbied for.

This tax cut was not designed to help the middle class. It quite simply was not.

Is it going to help the middle class or isn't it?

It is, but they have to deflect 

but it's so clearly pandering to those that pushed for it to prove these kinds of tax breaks contribute to a raising tide that raise all boats.  it's not.  the corporations will reap the benefits forever, the middle class get a one time $1k bonus that after taxes comes to something less than that.

4 days ago
4/13/12
Posts: 16054
Billco -
EFM -
disbeliever -

I like how democrats are calling companies who give hourly wages or bonuses pathetic and insignificant, despite crying for years about wanting a higher wage and more money back to people.

So at first the tax break was just for the rich, and corporations, which would never trickle down to employees. 81 major companies are trickling down money to employees in the form of higher wages and bonuses, and now it’s a bad thing?

higher wages are certainly a good thing, but one time bonuses, (if they are only a one time bonus and aren't repeated in coming years) is just pandering to people that want to believe that trickle down economics is real.  no one is bragging about higher wages as a result of a "bigger pie".  walmart is raising their minimum wage but laying of 11,000 people.

They are laying off people becuase of market conditions in the retail sector, which has been shedding jobs for the last 3 years due to increased onlone retail presence/traffic. Nothing to do with a tax break, or greed. Its purely diminishing markets. 

 

try to stay in one lane, okay? 

sams has the most buying power of any retailer in the world on top of their membership fees they should be crushing it.  costco is.

4 days ago
2/4/07
Posts: 25952
EFM - 
disbeliever -
Sandy Pantz -
Tomato Can - It's PR. Walmart has raised wages to the tune of around $2b over the last few years, but this raise of around $300m gets a big song and dance, because they can try to tie it to the tax cuts they lobbied for.

This tax cut was not designed to help the middle class. It quite simply was not.

Is it going to help the middle class or isn't it?

It is, but they have to deflect 

but it's so clearly pandering to those that pushed for it to prove these kinds of tax breaks contribute to a raising tide that raise all boats.  it's not.  the corporations will reap the benefits forever, the middle class get a one time $1k bonus that after taxes comes to something less than that.


Companies give money = pandering

Companies don't give money = trickle down doesn't work

Doesn't seem like there's any way to win with that mindset.

4 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 62989
Sandy Pantz - 
Tomato Can - It's PR. Walmart has raised wages to the tune of around $2b over the last few years, but this raise of around $300m gets a big song and dance, because they can try to tie it to the tax cuts they lobbied for.

This tax cut was not designed to help the middle class. It quite simply was not.

Is it going to help the middle class or isn't it?

It helps the middle class in a marginal way, for a short period of time, and in doing so grows the deficit.

In the long term, it hurts the middle class, not only because of the temporary nature of the personal side of the cuts, but also because of the change to chained CPI, which was an insidious way of getting under the required deficit numbers to pass the bill.