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Paul Ryan Says The Economy Is “#BetterOffNow” in Tweet

The response was savage.
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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) pauses during a weekly news conference May 17, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Ryan held his weekly news conference to answer questions from members of the media. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

As Speaker of the House, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is often quick to defend his party’s policies.

On Friday, he took to Twitter to praise Republican economic policies. It didn’t go quite as planned.

Ryan tweeted:

Possibly to deflect from a growing sea of social atrocities like family separation and Russian appeasement, Republicans frequently tout the so-called economic improvements happening under their leadership, championing the falling unemployment rate (a trend which began with President Barack Obama) and claiming, as Ryan did, that worker pay is rising. Their claims, however, tend to be misleading.

It wasn’t long before people on social media corrected Ryan.

They pointed out that, adjusted for inflation, wages are actually plateauing.

What’s more, they came with receipts.

And, for many, modest economic growth did nothing to negate other Republican policies.

Republicans have undoubtedly taken steps on economic issues, but the direction in which those steps are taking the country remains debatable.

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