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House Speaker Paul Ryan deletes tweet about woman’s $1.50 weekly paycheck increase after fierce backlash

House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing criticism Saturday after tweeting a report referencing a woman from Pennsylvania who saw an increase of $1.50 on her weekly paycheck stemming from the recently passed GOP tax-reform bill. In the tweet, Ryan included a link to an AP report describing how some people in the workforce have seen more take-home pay coming from the new withholding guidelines as the result of the bill's passage. “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 she [that] will cover her Costco membership for the year.” Some on social media were pretty upset about the tweet, including a Democratic senator and former Obama speechwriter. Brian Schatz ✔@brianschatz That tweet about the $1.50 a week is not a PR mistake. It is really what they think. As a thank you for passing a $1 trillion corporate tax cut, Paul Ryan received $500,000 in campaign contributions from the Koch brothers, which would probably cover the cost of buying a Costco. https://twitter.com/PRyan/status/959831598412656640 … 12:28 PM - Feb 3, 2018 1:42 PM - Feb 3, 2018 Phil Plait ✔@BadAstronomer This is a parody account, right?…right? https://twitter.com/PRyan/status/959831598412656640 … 12:25 PM - Feb 3, 2018 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faced backlash from Republicans this week after she referred to business giving $1,000 bonuses after the tax bill as “crumbs.” Republicans slammed Pelosi for the comments, with Vice President Mike Pence saying, “If you’re going to say that $1,000 is crumbs, you live in a different world than I’m living in.” GOP lawmakers are hoping to use not only the tax cut passage, but also Pelosi’s comments against Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. POST YOUR OPINION BELOW: AOL.COM https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/02/03/paul-ryan-deletes-tweet-weekly-paycheck-increase-tax-bill/23352138/

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing criticism Saturday after tweeting a report referencing a woman from Pennsylvania who saw an increase of $1.50 on her weekly paycheck stemming from the recently passed GOP tax-reform bill.

In the tweet, Ryan included a link to an AP report describing how some people in the workforce have seen more take-home pay coming from the new withholding guidelines as the result of the bill’s passage.

“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 she [that] will cover her Costco membership for the year.”

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Some on social media were pretty upset about the tweet, including a Democratic senator and former Obama speechwriter.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan deletes tweet about woman’s $1.50 weekly paycheck increase after fierce backlash

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