Paul Ryan Brags About Giving Public School Employee $1.50

Marsha Scott
February 5, 2018

"Julia Ketchum, a secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week".

He's been coaching other Republican lawmakers to sell the $1.5 billion tax cut to voters, and telling people on Twitter to check their paychecks for wage hikes.

"That tweet about the $1.50 a week is not a PR mistake".

"In terms of the bonus that corporate America received, versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to kind-of put the schmooze on, (it) is so pathetic", She received some criticism for the "crumbs" part of the comment.

Democrats on Saturday slammed Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for tweeting about a Pennsylvania woman whose paycheck went up by $1.50 a week, citing the raise as a success of the recently passed GOP tax-reform bill.

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Plenty of people - and companies - are seeing a meaningful change in their pay because of the tax bill. Estimated annual savings range into the thousands of dollars, which is certainly a lot more than a$60 Costco membership. The national deficit is also expected to rise to $1.4 trillion - and Ryan and his allies will compensate it by cutting down on vital services like food stamps, which millions of Americans use to survive. Why the House Speaker made a decision to highlight Julia Ketchum of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and her $1.50 a week savings, the world may never know.

Ryan's opponent in the 2018 congressional elections, Randy Bryce, also responded to the tweet, taking the opportunity to try to juice his own fundraising efforts.

It seemed like a safe move: Paul Ryan was tweeting out an Associated Press story detailing how.

The tax overhaul has been criticised by President Trump's rivals as mainly benefitting the rich and big business.

Paul Ryan invited a number of Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development comparisons this weekend when he bragged about the GOP tax plan on Twitter and came off as more than a little out-of-touch with, well, money.

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