Not One Penny has erected a billboard in Janesville displaying House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tweet celebrating a Pennsylvania secretary’s pay increase of $1.50 per week as evidence of the new tax law's success.
Not One Penny, in a statement, said the tweet highlights the massive disparity between the tax law's "hefty rewards for the already-wealthy and those for working families."
The tweet sparked backlash — and mockery — that resulted in Ryan’s office deleting the post, but as the billboard points out: the internet is forever.
Not One Penny spokesman Tim Hogan said, “Ryan is more than happy giving millionaires, billionaires and wealthy corporations massive profits at the expense of Wisconsin’s working families. His constituents will not forget his donors-first agenda, and they will hold him accountable for undermining the well-being of Wisconsin families.”
The Tax Policy Center found that 92 million middle-income families in the United States will pay more in taxes, while the richest 0.1 percent will get a nearly $150,000 tax break under the new law. Millions also will see a 10 percent increase in health insurance premiums and our commitment to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security will be undermined, according to Not One Penny.