Paul Ryan Tried To Brag About The GOP Tax Plan & Couldn’t Delete His Tweet Fast Enough

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Paul Ryan invited a number of Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development comparisons this weekend when he bragged about the GOP tax plan on Twitter and came off as more than a little out-of-touch with, well, money.

On Saturday, the House Majority Leader posted a now-deleted tweet about a woman he met in Pennsylvania who was apparently delighted her pay increased by more than a dollar a week.

“A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, PA, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week,” he wrote, “she said [that] will more than cover her Costco membership for the year.”

While Ryan deleted the post quickly, the notion that he was bragging about giving a secretary an extra $78 a year — while the richest 1 percent of Americans benefit from 82 percent of the GOP tax benefits long-term — didn’t sit well with most people.

Paul Ryan: Can I take away all of your healthcare?

Me: ummm, no

Paul Ryan: [discreetly sliding $1.50 across the table like he’s trying to bribe a bouncer] how about now

— Missile Toes (@SortaBad) February 3, 2018

Actually, since $1.50 is roughly the price of a small fries at McDonalds, I think we have our campaign slogan here: "Let them eat French fries!" https://t.co/c2TO6JuPbF

— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) February 4, 2018

Paul Ryan is a real life Lucille Bluth pic.twitter.com/jGbZpPJytW

— “Celia” (@_celia_bedelia_) February 3, 2018

Statue of Liberty:
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Statue of Liberty (Stephen Miller):
Give me your blonde, blue-eyed master race people.

Statue of Liberty (Paul Ryan):
Give me $1.50 and some bread crumbs.

— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 4, 2018

The GOP just passed a tax bill transferring $1.5 trillion (yes, trillion) in wealth from the middle class to the billionaire class. But a secretary got a raise of $1.50/week so Paul Ryan says shut up and be happy, peasants. https://t.co/vU8PKk4yVq

— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) February 3, 2018

The gall it takes for Paul Ryan to gleefully tweet about a school secretary getting $1.50, after he received $500,000 from one donor for passing the GOP tax scam. pic.twitter.com/2mQst5U7vy

— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) February 3, 2018

Dear Paul Ryan,

Thank you for the $1.50 in tax cuts you gave my family.
We bought one pack of Peanut M&M's and plan to enjoy watching the rich people buy stuff when we go to the Mall to collect cans to pay for our prescriptions. #ThanksForNothingPaulRyan

— President of Nancy Pelosi's Deadly Shade Academy (@BravenakBlog) February 3, 2018

i think paul ryan deleted that "wow! $1.50 extra a week" tweet. which would make it one of the smartest political decisions he's made.

— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) February 3, 2018

In the words of Michael Scott, “Boom. Roasted.”

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