Paul Ryan deletes tweet touting $1.50 pay hike after backlash

Paul Ryan deletes tweet touting $1.50 pay hike after backlash
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders for 'inability to actually fight with bad actors' in party Biden fires back at Sanders on Social Security Warren now also knocking Biden on Social Security MORE (R-Wis.) deleted a tweet on Saturday, in which he said a woman's paycheck went up by $1.50 due to the Republican tax-reform plan. 

Ryan included a link to an Associated Press story in the tweet that explained how the legislation has benefited workers and corporations. 

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The speaker referred to Julia Ketchum, who said her $1.50 pay increase would cover her Costco membership for the year.

"A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, PA, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week...she said [that] will cover her Costco membership for the year," Ryan tweeted. 

The post immediately drew backlash from critics. 

 

 

GOP leaders, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE, have touted the impact of the tax plan, which cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.

Ryan's Democratic counterpart House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSekulow indicates White House not interested in motion to dismiss impeachment articles Overnight Health Care: Trump restores funding for Texas program that bars Planned Parenthood | Trump to attend March for Life | PhRMA spent record on 2019 lobbying Key House committee chairman to meet with Mnuchin on infrastructure next week MORE (California) drew backlash after said the bonuses companies are giving out following the tax law's passage are "crumbs."

Trump compared Pelosi's comments to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCollins walks impeachment tightrope Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders for 'inability to actually fight with bad actors' in party Hill.TV's Krystal Ball knocks Clinton's 'mean girl' comments against Sanders MORE calling his supporters "deplorables" during the 2016 campaign, while Vice President Pence said “If you’re going to say that $1,000 is crumbs, you live in a different world than I’m living in,”