Twitter goes to town on Paul Ryan over $1.50 pay rise tweet

Twitter goes to town on Paul Ryan over $1.50 pay rise tweet

Ryan tweeted a link to an Associated Press report detailing how the tax bill, passed in December, is starting to deliver bigger paychecks to workers.

Never mind all the Democrats who call the GOP's tax bill a deficit-busting giveaway to the rich; House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has been enthusiastically promoting it as a middle-class tax windfall.

It's not clear why Ryan chose to highlight Ketchum's $1.50 a week raise; the story also mentions a Florida managed care worker who saw an extra $200 in his paycheck, a pair of educators who saw an extra combined $200 in their pay, and an aerospace engineer who saw a 4 percent bump in his check.

But as paychecks begin to roll out in February, many employees will see their take-home pay increase as their tax bill shrinks. Ryan Democratic opponent, Randy Bryce, responded to Ryan's tweet while promoting a new fund-raising opportunity.

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"If you're going to say that $1,000 is crumbs, you live in a different world than I'm living in", Vice President Mike Pence said.

Ketchum, who was on a field trip, said she did notice the extra money.

Whoever sent that tweet from Ryan's account, whether it was him or a hapless staffer, has to be feeling a little sheepish right now. In fact, most Americans depend on their paychecks to get them through the immediate days and can not access adequate social services - something that is available in other equally developed countries.

Said Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison:"Wells Fargo (bank), fresh off of defrauding millions of Americans, gets US$3.4 billion".

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Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, tweeted it was "not a PR mistake". But yesterday's tweet by House Speaker Paul Ryan is a never witnessed before thing.

President Donald Trump recently approved a drastic overhaul of the USA tax system, which Democrats say will mainly benefit the country's wealthiest people.

It wasn't just politicians - other Twitter users posted pictures of $1.50 and wrote "thank you".

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