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Paul Ryan deletes tweet using secretary’s $1.50 weekly raise to highlight GOP tax plan

House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 27, 2017.
House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 27, 2017. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

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.

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Ryan on Saturday 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.

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

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