House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act “unpatriotic” at a town hall in Arizona on Tuesday.
Pelosi said, “We could have, as we’ve done before, written a tax bill in a bipartisan way that had transparency that people could see what it was about.”
“If what you’re doing is cutting the taxes at the high end and therefore not being allowed to invest in the future, you’re doing a grave disservice to our country,” the California congresswoman added.
“It’s unpatriotic,” Pelosi continued. “I wish we could have come together to do a fair tax bill, but it is about our country.”
She then suggested the Trump tax cuts were “undermining” American values.
“So, a budget, again, [is] a statement of values, it’s about conscience, it’s about justice. That’s not what this budget or tax plan is about,” Pelosi contended.
Pelosi (D-CA) rebuked the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, referring to the bill as “the end of the world” and “Armageddon.” Since President Donald Trump enacted the legislation, Pelosi referred to the benefits that Americans received from the bill as “crumbs.” She also called the benefits “pathetic.”
Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) argued in January that the $1,000 bonuses resulting from tax reform do not amount to much help. She said, “I’m not sure that $1,000 goes very far for anyone.”
Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus slammed Democrats who have chided the Republican-passed tax reform bill, saying, “Use your brains.”
Marcus said on Fox News:
They are going to do smart things. They are going to make smart moves, and that will take a period of time, just like the small businesses. This is not going to turn overnight. Corporations are not going to open 14 buildings overnight. Come on, give me a break, you’ve got to use your brains. I mean, Democrats, use your stupid brains, you don’t have any stupid brains and don’t understand what happens.
A poll released this week revealed that 51 percent of Americans approved of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, while 46 percent opposed the tax cut legislation for small businesses and middle-class families.
President Trump tweeted on Tuesday, “Main Street is BOOMING thanks to our incredible TAX CUT and Reform law. ‘This shows small-business owners are more than just optimistic, they are ready to grow their businesses.’”