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Sunday, February 04, 2018

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." 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.



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Who wrote that tweet? Marie Antoinette McMunchkin Mnuchin?

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-02-03 04:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

But don't you dare call it crumbs for the working class! Okay, how about peanuts, or less than peanuts:

The GOP is bragging about giving public school employees $78 a year, meanwhile, according to the Tax Policy Center, the new tax changes will hand the richest 1 percent an extra $51,000 a year.

And that's just now. As my colleague Edwin Rios noted in December, "over time, that disparity gets even worse."

At the end of 2025, most of the individual tax cuts expire while corporate tax cut provisions remain. That year, the top 1 percent would still receive a larger share of tax benefits than the bottom 60 percent of Americans combined. In 2027, low-income households will see their taxes rise by $30 in 2027 as compared to what they'd pay under current law. The top 1 percent, on the other hand, would still get a tax cut of $20,660.

Ryan later deleted the tweet, but too late. The Speaker of the House just handed Democrats one hell of an attack ad.


#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-03 04:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If you don't like crumbs or peanuts, how about a pittance?

Paul Ryan deletes tax bill tweet after being dragged for not understanding math

Someone teach the Speaker of the House how to count.

To put that in the context of the story Ryan shared, Costco paid $1.3 billion in taxes on 3.7 billion in earnings two years ago. The new tax law, with a lower corporate tax rate, will save Costco about $520 million per year, over $5.2 billion over the next 10 years. The woman Paul Ryan bragged about helping will only save $78 per year over the next eight years -- so she will save $624 in total.

A number of Twitter users had basic math questions for Ryan -- including asking where the money itself went. The tax bill cost nearly $1.5 trillion dollars, while the teacher in question is only seeing $1.50 extra in her weekly paycheck.


#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-03 04:47 PM | Reply

"Who wrote that tweet? Marie Antoinette McMunchkin Mnuchin?"

Oliver "Trumpster" Twit: Please, sir, can I have some more?

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-02-03 04:50 PM | Reply

1.50 is 750 years salary for a forest dwelling root eater, she is living the life of an oligarch!
- MadBomber

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-03 05:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 7 | Newsworthy 1


That's hilarious, Hulkster.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-03 05:37 PM | Reply

Time to get out the guillotines.



In times like these all we need is a few slicey bois.

#7 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-02-03 06:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't understand why Paul Ryan deleted the tweet.

Isn't he proud that he saved this woman 22 cents per day?

Well,,, almost 22 cents.

Do they still sell those 25 cent packs of Big Red with 5 sticks in them? If she saves up from the day before she can one of those bad boys every coupla days.

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-02-04 09:41 AM | Reply

Ryan just admitted that a person of modest means only got a $1.50/week benefit from the tax cut. We get back pennies while his fat cat donors get millions.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2018-02-04 03:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

obscene, indeed Republicans are.

#10 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-02-04 03:44 PM | Reply

Paul Ryan = Total Douchebag

#11 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-02-04 03:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I wish he would also tweet about the hundreds of thousands trust funders and middle-men get.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-04 03:45 PM | Reply

This should be merged with the 3 or 4 threads that are on the back page.

#13 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-02-04 03:58 PM | Reply

No way RCade is merging those threads for less than $1.50.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-04 04:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 9

I have far less problem with Paul Ryan, who has never made a secret of who is is and who he represents, I have a much bigger problem with the fools that elect him. Their votes are expressions of hatred.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-04 05:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

A member of my family, earning $42K, reports that she is losing a dollar each week after Mr. Ayn Rand got this tax cut.

She feels heavily indebted to the GOP. Heavily.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-04 06:06 PM | Reply

The Ayn Rand zealot has always been a terrible person.

Why is this a surprise?

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-04 08:43 PM | Reply

I was ill this past week, missed half a day two days in a row. Cost me 20% of my income for the week. I'll be fine but can you imagine the hardship that falls on families when the primary breadwinner actually experiences serious illness? America is a legend in its own mind, other nations have moved forward providing their people with rising incomes and security while we stay rooted deeply in the past. We just gave billionaires and corporations huge tax cuts while working folks got jack s**t. I won't be singing or standing for the national anthem again. America is now a synonym for greed.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-05 09:56 AM | Reply

$78/$1.50=52........ So this secretary only works 52 hours for the entire year?????? BTW if she worked 40 hours a week the whole year, that would be $3,120 a year raise...... just saying.... spin it how you want to though....

#19 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-02-05 01:00 PM | Reply

BTW if it's truly $1.50 a week then she only got like a .02 cent an hour raise.......

#20 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-02-05 01:05 PM | Reply

Here nor there.

donnie dollhands promised to fully eliminate the national debt in 8 years.

In his first budget he's borrowing 1 trillion dollars.

#21 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-02-05 07:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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