Yesterday audio was released of Paul ryan (R-ayn rand) stating unequivocally that he would NEVER ask for stimulus money.
Ryan said that he would not vote against something “then write to the government to ask them to send us money.”
The problem with that of course, is that we have his letters that he sent and signed. Now being caught in his blatant lie, he reversed his lie and says he forgot he asked for millions of stimulus dollars and praised the program.
The Wisconsin congressman said he had forgotten that his office sent letters — with his signature — to the Energy and Labor departments asking for money from the stimulus program on behalf of two companies in his home state.The best part of his sorry excuse for his blatant lies is this:
"After having these letters called to my attention I checked into them, and they were treated as constituent service requests in the same way matters involving Social Security or Veterans Affairs are handled," Ryan said in a statement late Thursday. "This is why I didn't recall the letters earlier."You can not blame the Congressman since they treated them like "constituent Services" and in time time he has been in Congress, he can't remember ever partaking in constituent services, so how could he remember this. It must have been a rogue staff member that actually tried to help the 1st Congressional District.
No answer yet if that staff member has been found and disciplined.
Even during his explanation, Paul "Harvey Dent" rAYN (R- $350 bottles of wine), contradicted himself.
When you stand for nothing, you will say anything! To be fair though, maybe pink slip paulie is just upset that his favorite band penned in Op-Ed stating
"That stimulus didn't work," Romney said at an Ohio speech in June. "That stimulus didn't put more private-sector people to work."
Yet in Ryan's letter to the Labor Department in October 2009, he backed the Energy Center of Wisconsin's grant application for stimulus money "to develop an industry-driven training and placement agenda that intends to place 1,000 workers in green jobs." The company did not win the Labor Department grant, federal records show.
Despite the letter, Ryan echoed Romney's position on Thursday.
"Regardless, it's clear that the Obama stimulus did nothing to stimulate the economy, and now the president is asking to do it all over again," he said.
Ryan claims that he likes Rage's sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don't care for Paul Ryan's sound or his lyrics. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage.
I wonder what Ryan's favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of "Fuck the Police"? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!
Don't mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta "rage" in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he's not raging against is the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions.
This just in...paul ryan picked his new campaign song!!