It looks like DTITD (Donald Trump Idiotic Tweeting Disease) is sweeping throughout the Republican party. On Saturday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) tweeted about a Pennsylvania high-school secretary who received a whopping $1.50 raise on her weekly salary thanks to the GOP’s tax cuts. This tweet is just one of many “stories” Republicans are sharing to hype up Trump’s only legislative accomplishment during his first year in office.
And while we would love to give you a link to Ryan’s actual tweet, it seems that it was “accidentally” deleted from the congressman’s account for some reason. But worry not Mr. Ryan, we managed to find a screengrab.
Wow, that almost brought a tear to my eye. She can now pay for her Cosco membership thanks to the GOP’s multi-trillion dollar tax cut. Amazing!
The Republican party has always been behind the times, and Ryan’s tweet was no exception. Unfortunately for Ryan, his inspirational story didn’t quite have the same effect on the public that it would have had in 1918.
Within minutes, scores of vicious, cynical bastards on Twitter jumped on Ryan’s tweet faster than Trump on an adult film actress.
$1.50 a week tax cut Twitter is way more fun than memo Twitter
— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) February 3, 2018
if Paul Ryan just stopped trying altogether how would anyone know the difference https://t.co/ojxWnIiqSi
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) February 3, 2018
$1.50 a week for 52 weeks equals $78 per year, times 125 million workers that equals $9.75 billion a year.
Yet the tax cut costs $1.5 trillion — with a t — over ten years.
Where’d the money go? https://t.co/RQKEPM75GC
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 3, 2018
A dollar fifty. A dollar fucking fifty. Plant this man in a fucking volcano. https://t.co/y109lajTAF
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) February 3, 2018
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
A street urchin in the Waukesha kasbah said he was pleasantly surprised when three more beans than average spilled from a passing cart https://t.co/IEewMetZAm
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 3, 2018
And finally for the win.
[holding back tears]
thank you. pic.twitter.com/gQwYeY2RpR
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) February 3, 2018
Oh and there’s this little tidbit about regarding Ryan’s modest windfall from the Koch brothers.
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
Yeah, let’s all be sure to properly “thank” Republicans for their generosity in November by sending them home to spend more invaluable time with their families.
Featured Image Paul Ryan Via YouTube