One member of Congress is combining good policy with a tongue-in-cheek jab at leftist hyperbole. Fox News reported on Wednesday that Republican Congressman Todd Rokita of Indiana will soon introduce the “Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings” (“CRUMBS”) Act:
“Rokita’s bill would make bonuses received by workers in 2018 tax-free up to $2,500. Since tax reform was signed into law this past December, multiple companies have given out bonuses and pay raises in anticipation of increased tax savings.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized last year’s GOP tax victory and the resultant bonuses for workers as “crumbs.” For these comments, she has been taken to task by many on the right, including none other than Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday.
“Only a very wealthy person from San Francisco” would refer to such bonuses as a crumb, Mulvaney said.
Quality conservative policy for Americans (and A+ trolling) from the Hoosier state.
— Rep. Todd Rokita (@ToddRokita) February 14, 2018