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Paul Ryan's Tax Cut Tweet Draws Scorn, Is Deleted

Social media users blasted Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Twitter after he boasted about the GOP tax bill.

Published Feb 3, 2018

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On 3 February 2018, House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed the notion that a $1.50 per week pay increase demonstrates the Republicans' recent tax cut to be a success. The Speaker touted via Twitter — in response to an Associated Press report about the tax bill's “beginning to deliver bigger paychecks to workers” — a Pennsylvania secretary's comment that the extra $1.50 she gained a week as a result of GOP efforts would cover her annual Costco membership:

The Wisconsin Republican's tweet drew a good deal of criticism and mockery on Twitter:

The tweet was then deleted from Ryan's Twitter timeline:

Many critics and analysts warned ahead of the tax bill’s passing that it would primarily benefit wealthy Americans.

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