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Paul Ryan: Dems Will Be 'Regretful' of Not Supporting Tax Cuts

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By    |   Friday, 12 Jan 2018 10:24 AM

Democrats will regret not voting for the Republican tax cut legislation, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Friday.

"I was actually a little surprised that not a single Democrat voted for this. I think they are going to be regretful of that," Ryan told C-SPAN.

No Democrats in the House or Senate voted for the legislation.

"Businesses staying here, businesses expanding, businesses investing in capital, workers getting wage increases, workers getting bonuses, better benefits, 401(k)s, maternity leave. All of those kinds of things are now being announced, and it's just been 20 days" since the legislation was signed, Ryan said.

The speaker disagreed with a statement from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who said the legislation gives out only "crumbs" to workers.

"I'm sad and surprised she said that. To somebody working at Walmart at the starting wage, which just went from $9 an hour to $11 an hour, I don' t think that's crumbs. To a person, you know, working paycheck to paycheck, just got a $1,000 bonus? That's not crumbs," Ryan said.

Ryan on Thursday took to Twitter noting that take-home pay would increase beginning in February because of the tax legislation enactment.

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