House Speaker Paul Ryan once again proved that he has no self-awareness or grasp on reality after posting a tweet on Saturday touting a secretary’s $1.50 weekly raise, which he credited the GOP tax bill for.
Ryan shared an AP Business News article on workers receiving slightly higher salaries after the Republican tax overhaul and quoted one section of the story, conveniently leaving out the part where the woman’s raise amounted to $78 a year: “A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week … she said [that] will more than cover her Costco membership for the year.”
Paul Ryan deleted this tweet celebrating that a woman got a $75.00 raise (for the entire year) out of the tax bill when his friends in the GOP got multi-million dollar raises. Ryan himself was paid $500,000 by the Koch brothers the day after the #TaxScam passed. pic.twitter.com/9UInV4wOkP
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) February 3, 2018
Ryan was immediately roasted by the internet, which led to him deleting the post, but of course, thousands of screenshots of the it still exist, and people are still calling him out for not bothering to mention the obscene amount of money the Republican tax plan puts into wealthy hands — including his own.
In the coming year, the richest 1% will get $51,000 tax break, and this is set to grow in the subsequent years. Low-income Americans, on the other hand, will only see their taxes increase over time.