Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) is set to unveil new legislation that takes a direct swipe at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; the bill would make bonuses doled out as a result of the GOP tax reform plan tax-free.
The bill, dubbed “Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings,” or “CRUMBS,” takes a shot at Pelosi, a California Democrat, for her repeated remarks about the $1,000-plus bonuses being nothing more than “pathetic” and “crumbs” for Americans, Fox News reports.
“Americans are receiving thousands of dollars in bonuses and more money in their paychecks thanks to President Trump’s tax reform, but out-of-touch Democratic leaders believe they only amount to crumbs,” Rokita said in a statement. “The CRUMBS Act will let Americans keep more of the money they receive as a result of President Trump’s tax reform, and allow them, not the government, to choose how best to spend their bonuses.”
Fox News adds that “Rokita’s bill would make bonuses received by workers in 2018 tax-free up to $2,500.”
Pelosi’s comments continue to haunt her and the Democratic Party with the 2018 mid-terms right around the corner as new campaign ads have already been aired that mock how out of touch the Democrats are with average, every-day Americans.