February 6, 2018
One dollar and fifty cents. That’s the tax cut for one person Paul Ryan celebrated this weekend. His now-deleted tweet also highlighted the bait-and-switch of the Republican strategy to highlight tiny tax cuts for workers, while giving massive tax cuts to the wealthy and big corporations.
Here are a few numbers that might leave Paul Ryan “pleasantly surprised:”
$60 – Annual cost of a Costco membership.
$19,000 – Estimated tax cut Paul Ryan receives from the Trump tax.
$500,000 – A single contribution Paul Ryan got from the Koch brothers after passing the Trump tax.
$3.1 billion – Profit Chevron got from the Trump tax.
$6 billion – A gift Exxon gets from the Trump tax.
$11 billion – Amount Pfizer gained from the Trump tax.
$17 billion – Nearly the total amount Verizon saves due to the Trump tax.
$20 billion – Amount AT&T has already profited from the Trump tax.
$47 billion – Savings Apple could reap from the Trump tax.
$60 billion – Amount Citigroup plans to pay out to their shareholders.
$190 billion – The boost the oil industry got from the Trump tax.
$1.5 trillion – Total cost of the Trump tax, with the top 1% getting more than 80% of the benefits over the next decade.
Priceless – Paul Ryan having to delete a tweet that reveals the truth about the Trump tax, after being ridiculed for being out-of-touch.