“In terms of the bonus corporate America receives versus the crumbs they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic.”
When Speaker Pelosi says “crumbs” here, she’s referring to $1000.00. Now, it’s true enough to say the American worker isn’t always treated fairly by corporate America. Maybe this wasn’t the best way to phrase it, though. In the end, it sounds a lot like she’s saying $1000.00 isn’t much money, and to most Americans, that’s a pretty decent chunk of change. And “crumbs” tends to bring up that whole Marie Antoinette “Let them eat cake” thing. Maybe someone isn’t exactly in touch with the people she’s trying to talk about — the working people.