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Ryan Tweets About $1.50 Paycheck Boost, Then Deletes It


FILE - House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at a news conference with Republican leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., Jan. 18, 2018.

House Speaker Paul Ryan highlighted on Twitter a school secretary benefiting from the Republican tax overhaul, then deleted his tweet after online criticism that he was 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 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.

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

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