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Presented With Letters, Ryan Admits Requesting Stimulus Cash

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by backbore, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. backbore

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    http://news.yahoo.com/presented-let...imulus-cash-234025910--abc-news-politics.html

    After repeated denials, Paul Ryan has admitted he requested stimulus cash even after sharply criticizing the program.

    As recently as Wednesday in Ohio, Mitt Romney's running mate told ABC's Cincinnati affiliate, WCPO, he did not.

    "I never asked for stimulus," Ryan 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.
    AND HE GOT THEM.
     
  2. chickenwing

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    Why do you hate Republicans you liberal attack dog!

    /s
     

  3. Jonesee

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    If it is true, it is true.
    That doesn't make anyone a hater or an attack dog.

    Your post was a personal attack, not his.

    just a thought...
     
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  4. hogship

    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

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    I see nothing wrong with trying to do some good with the stimulus money......even, if he was against passing it in the first place. I don't know what Ryan wanted to do with the money, but I'd be willing to bet the farm that it wasn't for something that turned out to be a complete waste of money.......

    If it were me, I'd grab as much of that money as I could.......then, try to make real, and long term jobs happen.

    ooc
     
  5. chickenwing

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    Was meant in sarcasm. If you were addressing me.
     
  6. RenegadeGlocker

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    So What?

    Nothing wrong with being against a program but taking advantage of it if it exists. It is his responsibility to his constituents to get all he can for them.
     
  7. Gundude

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    It's only hypocriticial and dishonest if Ron Paul does it. If Paul Ryan does it, it's OK.

    Come to think of it: Ron Paul, Paul Ryan... Hmmmm... Has anybody ever seen them in the same room together?... :tinfoil:
     
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  8. countrygun

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    Game

    Set

    Match

    Winner: RenegadeGlocker
     
  9. Gundude

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    I would like to see the earmark police weigh in on this opinion.
     
  10. Phaze5ive

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    How is this stance different from the stance of the millions who are on welfare?
     
  11. G19G20

    G19G20 Status Quo 2014

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    He criticized it so much that he voted for it. And TARP. And auto bailouts. Ryan is only trying to play off people's ignorance of his record. Yes, he voted for both of Obama's stimulus plans.

    Easy to say that now. His office got tons of calls telling him it wouldn't work and to vote against it. He voted for it anyway.

    Perfect running mate for Romney. The GOP is so screwed.
     
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  12. countrygun

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    Nobody elected them to the "Welfare Office", and, BTW isn't it rather "bigoted" of you to lump all of the people on welfare into one category? Even conservatives don't do that.

    But, to your question, it is a matter of "responsibility". the welfare "cheat" is being irresponsible as an individual.

    The elected official is being responsible to his (or her) constituency by getting them as much of their tax money, as a community, back to them as possible.
     
  13. countrygun

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    Not as screwed as the paulbots.
     
  14. G19G20

    G19G20 Status Quo 2014

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    We're in the same party genius.
     
  15. countrygun

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    Whatever you say, Slick


    :rofl:
     
  16. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    They're going to ignore this thread.
     
  17. hogfish

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    "...party genius." I think you have something there. :rofl:
     
  18. coastal4974

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    Anyone but the little Nazi Obama and his idiot Joe.
     
  19. G19G20

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    Im sure Karl Rove is beating down his door.

    I would have used a comma but I have to dumb down my posts for countrygun.
     
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  20. Cavalry Doc

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    Got a little case of selective outrage there I see. He's no worse than dr Paul being against getting earmarks for spending that was not constitutionally mandated, then voting against it knowing it would pass with a wink and a nod to his supporting special interests. I've often said that doesn't make dr Paul a bad guy, just no better than the rest.

    Look at the bright side, they've bent over backwards for the liberty movement, and put a Paul on the ticket, show some gratitude.