Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Pelosi calls higher wages, worker bonuses 'insignificant'

They've been working on it in a bipartisan way for a long time, ' she said.

"The five white guys I called them you know", Pelosi (D-Calif.) said her in weekly press briefing, drawing uncomfortable, forced laughs from the gallery.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's comments related to tax savings have changed dramatically over the past seven years: She previously lavished praise on former President Barack Obama's $40 payroll tax cut, but now dismisses the $1,000 bonuses doled out by corporate America as a result of the recently signed GOP tax overhaul. "Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?" she said.

Her top lieutenant in the House Democratic Caucus was ...

"The comment is offensive. I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done", he told Politico. "It's not a question of who's there, but who's not there".

Speaking at the Marriot Marquis, Pelosi will be just a few miles from one of the seats Democrats have identified as one of their biggest priorities: the 7th Congressional District, now held by U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston.

Pelosi earlier this week suggested it was a mistake not to include minority representatives in the discussions.

"Leader Pelosi has every confidence in the leadership of Whip Hoyer and Sen".

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The intraparty squabble begins as Senate negotiators announced they have reached a preliminary deal that involves only Dreamers, as DACA recipients are known, and border security, according to Politico. Besides, it's only white males she's criticizing - an easy target whose complaints about being singled out by their race can easily be shot down by simply calling them racists.

The worker bonuses, Pelosi added, are insignificant. Why it would matter beyond Democrats once again playing the race card is unclear.

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