Imagine scores of the nation’s largest employers have announced $1,000 bonuses, wage hikes, and employee investments in direct response to a Democratic tax overhaul.
And then imagine that Republican Speaker Paul Ryan—who has already called the tax overhaul “Armageddon” and “the worst bill in the history of the United States Congress”—dismisses that money for working-class people as “crumbs” and “so pathetic.”
Out of touch! Bitter! Why, the press and chattering class would have a field day.
The New York Times would go with “For Top Republican, Four-Figure Bonuses Are ‘Crumbs.'” Washington Post would do “Democratic Tax Reform Is Bringing Millions of People $1,000 Bonuses. Paul Ryan Just Called It Crumbs.” MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle’s scolding of Ryan as Ali Velshi feverishly nodded beside her would be fabulous. READ MORE