So Paul Ryan made a total ass of himself over the weekend when he tweeted some bullsh*t about the GOP tax overhaul.
The good ol’ “family values” politician tried saying a public high school worker was “pleasantly surprised” to learn that she would be getting a $1.50 a week raise thanks to Ryan and his colleagues:
A basic Costco membership costs $60 a year. (An executive Costco membership costs $120.) The high school secretary will see her pay increase by $78 a year, which means she’ll have a whole $18 left over to spend on whatever she wants!
People were quick to point out Ryan’s out-of-touch assholery.
First there were tweets…
If Paul Ryan threw in an extra $1.50, we could get one of those gigantic Costco hot dogs too, which, if you ask me, would really seal the deal.
— Susie Meister (@susie_meister) February 3, 2018
Coincidentally, this week at Costco there is a sale on Paul Ryan’s awareness.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) February 3, 2018
What could she buy each week with that extra $1.50?
1/2 a bag of Albanese Gummi Bears
17 minutes of the movie Hostiles
1/2 gallon of gas
1.5 items on McDonalds value menu
1 – 1/4 lb all beef hot dog at Costco
100% of Paul Ryan’s integrity#TrumpTaxScam #caturday #paulryan https://t.co/9ZOzH48iqe
— Verbal Kint (@VerbalKint216) February 3, 2018
Paul Ryan: Isn’t that great? An extra $1.50 a week for a Costco membership.
Well, I finished my tweet. Time to get back to what I love most: jerking off to Ayn Rand and laughing at the poor from my home inside the Koch brother’s asses. pic.twitter.com/U7ocJ3bHMI
— beth, not an alien (@bourgeoisalien) February 3, 2018
According to Paul Ryan, the tax cuts will help a public school teacher buy a Costco membership at the end of the year. Meanwhile, the Koch brothers can now afford to buy Costco itself, this afternoon.
— Jon Foley (@GlobalEcoGuy) February 3, 2018
Then came the memes…
Then Paul Ryan deleted the tweet, which is probably the smartest thing he’s done since–well–ever.