Paul Ryan Busted For Stimulus Lie
The Boston Globe rips the veil off Paul Ryan's stimulus piety:
After seeking millions of dollars from a federal stimulus program he opposed on grounds it would not help the economy, Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan then appeared on a Boston talk radio program and denied he lobbied the Obama administration for the home state aid. On October 28, 2010, after the Wisconsin Republican penned at least five letters to two federal departments seeking grants under the Obama administration’s economic recovery package, Ryan responded to a caller on WBZ’s Nightside with Dan Rea who asked if he sought any of the money. Ryan said that he would not vote against something “then write to the government to ask them to send us money.” “I did not request any stimulus money,” he continued. In response to a request from the Boston Globe, the CBS affiliate replayed the audio for a reporter on Thursday. Ryan’s campaign spokesman, Brendan Buck, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.No socialist handouts! Except for MY state!