He was serious! Paul Ryan actually said this: “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 [that] will more than cover her Costco membership for the year,” Ryan tweeted with a link to the full article.
He is obviously unaware that $1.50 barely pays for a half gallon of gasoline. This is the ‘huge’ tax cut for everyone Trump brags about? The wealthy, including Trump, are saving thousands of dollars each week, and a hard working man or woman receives a whopping $1.50? Don’t forget that the tax cuts for most Americans end in two years. The cuts for large corporations, Donald Trump, and other wealthy Americans are permanent.
Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and dozens more Republicans are the reasons our government is dysfunctional. They have no ability to govern, and refuse to serve the American people. They are creating a plutocracy, and GOP politicians have accepted a fascist as their leader.
Ask Paul Ryan how much more he is receiving on his bloated paycheck. He does nothing, but receives $223,500 each year plus healthcare and retirement. However, his tax returns reveal that he is a millionaire; how does that work?
Failed leadership has destroyed the once Grand Old Party. Today it exists in name only. Republicans no longer have principles, morals, or ideas for the future of our nation.
Ryan is up for reelection in November. If the people of Wisconsin care about themselves, they will vote him out of office and give America an opportunity to be great.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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