He's been coaching other Republican lawmakers to sell the $1.5 billion tax cut to voters, and telling people on Twitter to check their paychecks for wage hikes. 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.
Ryan's words also highlight the fact that tax bill is disproportionately beneficial to rich people - and that will further widen the income disparity. Estimated annual savings range into the thousands of dollars, which is certainly a lot more than a$60 Costco membership.
CBS News' David Begnaud spoke to Julia Ketchum, the secretary, on Saturday after Ryan's tweet. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), respectively - wrote to the Government Accountability Office three days prior to that announcement to request an analysis of the new guidelines, saying the change could cost Americans in the long run.
Ryan deleted the tweet after it was widely dragged.
Signed into law last December, the tax bill has been repeatedly touted by Republican lawmakers and President Trump as crucial legislation meant to help USA workers.
Needless to say, people were more than a little surprised to hear Ryan, one of the foremost architects and ideological supporters of the GOP tax plan, bragging about putting a paltry extra $1.50 in a working woman's pocket every week. Writing on Twitter, Pelosi also cited Ryan's receipt of a $500,000 donation from the Republican benefactors the Koch Brothers following the passing of the tax bill in November. The tax cut costs $1.5 trillion over 10 years.