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Gayle in MD
08-16-2012, 07:52 PM
WASHINGTON-- In a television interview with WCPO Cincinnati, Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) directly contradicted an Associated Press report that said he had sought stimulus funds for his congressional district, while at the same time publicly decrying the bill as a "wasteful spending spree."

"No, I never asked for stimulus," Ryan said when questioned on reports that he had sought funds.

Ryan's statement directly counters the evidence of four letters obtained by the AP which the congressman wrote to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, praising energy programs supported by the stimulus and requesting funds for initiatives in his district.

Ryan's private praise for Department of Energy programs and his written requests for stimulus funds contradict not only his public criticism of the 2009 stimulus bill, but also many of the budget priorities he has laid out, including cuts to investments in green technologies.

The Boston Globe reported that in 2010, after writing several letters to federal departments requesting stimulus funds for his district, Ryan told a caller on Boston talk radio show WBZ Nightside with Dan Rea that he would never vote against the stimulus bill and "then write to the government to ask them to send us money."

Ryan went on to state that he "did not request any stimulus money."

Raising further questions about the vice presidential candidate's claim today that he never sought stimulus money, Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck referred AP to previous explanations by the congressman's office that by requesting funds Ryan was simply "providing a legitimate constituent service."

"If Congressman Ryan is asked to help a Wisconsin entity applying for existing federal grant funds, he does not believe flawed policy should get in the way of doing his job," Ryan's office said when first asked about the funding requests by the Wall Street Journal in 2010.

This story has been updated with information from the Boston Globe story on Ryan.

Also on HuffPost:



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/16/paul-ryan-stimulus_n_1790573.html



"Ryan's statement directly counters the evidence of four letters obtained by the AP which the congressman wrote to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, praising energy programs supported by the stimulus and requesting funds for initiatives in his district."

I think that statement speaks for itself... Be careful, Mr. Ryan, these days EVERYTHING you do is recorded on servers. You've now shown yourself to be less than truthful about your request for stimulus funds, despite your denials to the contrary

Qtec
08-16-2012, 11:58 PM
Ryan is just another lying toad. Did you hear about the trust fund he 'forgot' to include in his disclosure?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Whoops! I Misplaced My Trust Fund

Paul Ryan amended two years of financial disclosure forms to report an income-producing trust fund, which is required by congressional disclosure rules, only after being considered for vice president.

While being vetted by Mitt Romney’s campaign, GOP vice presidential hopeful Rep. Paul Ryan amended two years of his financial disclosure statements <span style='font-size: 17pt'>to add an income-producing trust worth between $1 million and $5 million that he had previously neglected to report.</span>

The trust, an inheritance of Ryan’s wife, former Washington lobbyist Janna Little Ryan, represents one of the couple’s largest assets. Letters and amendments Ryan filed June 6 with the Clerk of the House show the trust produced income of between $15,001 and $50,000 in 2010, and between $100,001 and $1 million last year.

Financial disclosure rules require members of Congress to report assets and income in ranges, without specifying exact amounts. The reports are filed each year in May and are made public by the House.

<u>Ryan’s biggest asset, which he did not disclose until he was vetted by the Romney Campaign, was inherited.

In other words — he didn’t build that. He had help.</u>

I’m noticing a pattern here. Romney went to Harvard on a trust fund. Rather than attack their Success, we should applaud them for pulling themselves up by other people’s boot straps. </div></div>

How do you forget to mention a fund with $5 million in it?

Its possible if your name is Ryan or Mitt/Willard.

Q

LWW
08-17-2012, 03:56 AM
And?

Stretch
08-17-2012, 05:26 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And? </div></div>

So? St.

Gayle in MD
08-17-2012, 05:40 AM
Two lyin'ass crooks.



Did you see Ann Romney's interview last night! OMG! She's disgusting. Wouldn't admit she was angry that Americans want to know as much about their taxes, as all other presidents annd Vice Presidents have given out, but you could see the anger on her face.

Her flimsy excuses were laughable!


Thanks for the article.

G.