Paul Ryan continued the Republican Party’s pathetic campaign to defend the massive tax cuts and giveaways to the ultra-wealthy they passed into law.
The most recent attempt involved touting a $1.50 per week pay bulge that a large school secretary reported seeing in her paycheck.
Days after thanking the billionaire Koch brothers for helping transfer the tax scam along, Ryan cited a passage in an Associated Press story on his own Twitter accounts, seemingly believing that the extra funds the woman obtained — which amount to $78 a year — justify the unpopular tax legislation.
The out-of-touch tweet comes just days after the information the United States will have to raise the debt ceiling earlier than expected thanks to the tax bill.
After the tweet was widely mocked, Ryan deleted it. But the Internet never forgets.
The government will bring in less revenue than anticipated because the bill — passed with only Republican votes and signed into law by Donald Trump — handed those funds out to the wealthy.
“With full control of the House, Senate and White House, Republicans have revealed their contempt for fiscal responsibility and their utter incompetence in governing,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi noted at the time of the announcement.
Wealthy figures like Donald Trump, Ryan, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will disproportionately benefit, rather than average Americans. The legislation was drafted in covert, behind closed doors with Republican leaders functioning in concert with lobbyists to carve outlaws that would weigh heavily in favor of their interests.
Nonetheless, Republicans have suggested that they intend to campaign about the tax cuts for this fall’s midterm elections, hoping the laws will help them in turning the blue wave of voters dying to vote against the Trump agenda.
Republicans have lost statewide races in Alabama, New Jersey, and Virginia, and confront an electoral landscape in 2018 in which a record number of Republican congressmen have ceased months in advance.
Apparently, $1.50 a week is the most powerful justification Republicans can muster for an unpopular tax law that tilts things in favor of the top one percent when loading up the country with debt.
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