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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: $1,000 Bonuses Don’t Go “Very Far for Anyone”

The former DNC chair is skeptical that more money in Americans' pockets will help individuals and families.

By NTK Staff | 01.25.2018 @12:08pm

Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) told an anti-Trump gathering on Thursday that $1,000 bonuses some workers have received as a result of the GOP tax bill don’t go “very far for almost anyone.”

“I haven’t heard of a corporate bonus more than $1,000 so far,” Wasserman Schultz said.

The representative said that bonuses and income are taxable, meaning that employees would not get $1,000 in total.

“I’m not sure that $1,000, which is taxable, goes very far for almost anyone,” she said.

Wasserman Schultz isn’t the first Democrat to dismiss the impact of bonuses on American families. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called the money for employees “crumbs” at a press conference this month.

Heading into the 2018 midterms, an anti-bonus stance is a strange platform for Democrats to run on.

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