Ryan tweets about a $1.50 paycheck boost, then deletes it
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Ryan tweets about a $1.50 paycheck boost, then deletes it

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / JAN. 29

    House Speaker Paul Ryan deleted a tweet of a secretary’s raise after online criticism that he is cheering an increase of $1.50 a week.

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WASHINGTON >> House Speaker Paul Ryan has highlighted on Twitter a school secretary benefiting from the Republican tax overhaul, then deleted the tweet after online criticism that he is cheering an increase of $1.50 a week.

The Associated Press reported on Thursday that changes in tax withholding were sparking bigger paychecks, citing as one example Julia Ketchum of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, whose check went up $1.50 a week.

Ryan today posted a Tweet noting the secretary’s increase and linking to the AP story. He has posted several other examples of worker pay increases and bonuses since the overhaul, some as much as $1,000.

Ryan’s spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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