In a bit of morning hilarity from the Twitterverse, Speaker of the House Paul decided to try and brag a little about the much-touted “tax reform” bill that Republicans are still trying to sell a skeptical country on, after it’s become apparent that the vast majority of tax savings from the bill have gone to giant corporations.
Average citizens, meanwhile, are expected to be thankful for a paltry one-time bonus of maybe a thousand dollars — a classic trick by shitty bosses everywhere to get employees whose wages you don’t want to raise to stop complaining.
So what did Rep. Ryan think of Americans’ response to the bill?
Ryan has deleted the tweet since, of course, because that’s ridiculous. Did he really think that someone was happy about getting a f*cking dollar and a half a WEEK? Another tweeter, Derek Kreiner, did us all the favor of working out just exactly that meant for her paycheck on an hourly basis:
I did the math. If she works 40 hours a week it works out to a 3.7 cent per hour raise. Exxon got a 6 billion cut. That works out to 3 million per hour and 50k per minute.
— Derek Kreiner (@DerekKreiner) February 3, 2018
Yeah — the second half of that tweet is pretty depressing, and the exact reason that Paul Ryan should have maybe figured out that the “excitement” of Americans to be getting some measly figure that doesn’t even buy them groceries was less than genuine.
But the internet is an unforgiving landscape of vicious taunts for the deserving, and Paul Ryan pretty much deserves it every single day.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 3, 2018
Paul Ryan is proud of the way
His bill has an impact on pay.
The richest get billions
And lower-class millions
As much as a quarter a day.
— Limericking (@Limericking) February 3, 2018
OH MY GOD!!
$78 a year!!!
WHAT A LIFE CHANGER!!https://t.co/l7pnTfMk83
— J.Tiberius (@capnkirk1701) February 3, 2018
According to Paul Ryan, you can be pleasantly surprised with your extra $1.50 per week and after 13.33 weeks you will have enough to pop some tags at the thrift store.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 3, 2018
if this were 1897 that $1.50 a week raise would totally be a big deal https://t.co/wrCLOaN2qH
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) 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
And my personal favorite, of course:
AIDE: mr ryan ppl are saying ur only working to help the billionaires. they say you hate everyone who isn’t rich
PAUL RYAN: oh yeah? well I’ll show them *chucks a handful of loose nickels at the back of a teachers head*
— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) February 3, 2018
But the absolute BEST idea anyone had all day after Paul Ryan’s idiotic self-immolation was to take that $1.50 and give it to somebody who can do something good with it:
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) February 3, 2018
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