Friday, October 12

Paul Ryan lied when he said, "I never asked for stimulus." The letters exist to prove that he did.

"After repeated denials, Paul Ryan has admitted he requested stimulus cash even after sharply criticizing the program.
"Ryan had denied doing so as recently as Wednesday, when he spoke to ABC’s Cincinnati affiliate, WCPO, in Ohio.
"'I never asked for stimulus,' Mitt Romney’s new running mate said. 'I don’t recall… so I really can’t comment on it. I opposed the stimulus because it doesn’t work, it didn’t work.'
"Two years ago, during an interview on WBZ’s NewsRadio he was asked by a caller if he “accepted any money” into his district. Ryan said he did not.
"'I’m not one [of those] people who votes for something then writes to the government to ask them to send us money. I did not request any stimulus money,' the congressman answered.
"But as we’ve now learned, Ryan did write letters. He did request stimulus funds."
Presented With Letters, Ryan Admits Requesting Stimulus Cash (ABC News)