NBC’s Savannah Guthrie played a clip of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg claiming the Republican tax cut bill was a ‘fantasy.’
Guthrie then asked Speaker Paul Ryan if he lived in a ‘fantasy world,’ because that’s apparently what journalism looks like in 2017.
Ryan had the perfect response…
From BizPac Review:
“And by far, the biggest tax cut here, the cut in rate, is going to corporations…. As I understand your argument, and that of your colleagues, you’re counting on corporations to take that money they now have and plow it right back into the economy, hire people, raise wages.” Guthrie said on NBC’s “Today” early Wednesday. “It doesn’t work if they don’t do that. Is that correct?”
Guthrie then fired at Ryan, asking the Wisconsin lawmaker, “I’ll ask you plainly: Are you living in a fantasy world?”
“Surveys would show the vast majority of businesses are going to do just what we say, reinvest in their workers, reinvest in their factories, pay people more money, higher wages,” he said.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 20, 2017
Ryan added: “The data is really clear, by the way, workers benefit from this through higher wages. It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of how much they benefit, is really where this goes.”
More on the cuts, from Fox News:
A jubilant President Trump on Wednesday celebrated Congress’ passing of a sweeping tax-reform bill by heaping praise on Republican lawmakers and referring to them as his fellow “warriors.”
In his less than one year in office, the president memorably has sparred with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other lawmakers in his party.
But hours after the House handed Trump his first major legislative victory by sending a $1.5-trillion tax package to his desk, Trump expressed his thanks to the GOP legislators and portrayed the party as unified.
“All friends — I look at these people,” the president said during a celebration on the south lawn of the White House. “It’s like we’re warriors together.”
Surrounded by these Republican members of Congress, Trump called the effort to pass tax reform “an amazing experience,” boasting that it “hasn’t been done in 34 years.”
Ryan for the win? Yup!
Republicans for the win after passing tax reform? Absolutely!
Guthrie left with egg on her face like all other liberals? NO DOUBT!