Andrew Cuomo on Tax Reform: 'The Middle Class Got the Crumbs From the Table'

February 21, 2018

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) on Wednesday used House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) disparaging "crumbs" line to castigate Republican-passed tax reform.

In an appearance flagged by America Rising, Cuomo spoke at a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rally about several issues, including the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program and the Republican tax reform plan that was signed into law by President Donald Trump in December.

"As soon as they got into office, what did they do? They turned around. They passed a tax cut. Eighty percent goes to the wealthiest one percent. And the middle class got the crumbs from the table," Cuomo said.

Pelosi has repeatedly called benefits resulting from the tax reform legislation, which include dozens of companies giving employees $1,000 plus bonuses and wage increases, "crumbs," and "so pathetic."

Pelosi has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats alike for her disparaging comments toward the benefits attributed to the tax reform plan.

Cuomo is currently running for reelection in the New York gubernatorial race. He has also been floated as a potential presidential contender in 2020 despite routinely dodging questions about his presidential aspirations.

He has received campaign donations from companies and wealthy donors ranging from big Albany,  N.Y. lobbying shops and real estate developers to Hollywood moguls and pharmaceutical companies.