As an example, Guthrie pointed to some recent comments from business magnate Michael Bloomberg.

“CEOs aren’t waiting on a tax cut to “jump-start the economy” — a favorite phrase of politicians who have never run a company — or to hand out raises. It’s pure fantasy to think that the tax bill will lead to significantly higher wages and growth, as Republicans have promised. Had Congress actually listened to executives, or economists who study these issues carefully, it might have realized that.”

From there, Guthrie asked Ryan, “Are you living in a fantasy world?”