Why the Timing of House Speaker Paul Ryan's Retirement Is No Coincidence

April 12, 2018

Meredith Kelly, the DCCC spokesperson, says the Speaker retired only after he pushed through a tax overhaul, which has been high on Ryan's agenda for the majority of his nearly two decade-long career. The bill, which Kelly claims "prioritized the very richest and the biggest corporations," was signed into law last year. Earlier this week, the CBO stated the bill could contribute to an increase in the deficit to about $1.85 trillion over the next year 10 years.

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