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Presented With Letters, Ryan Admits Requesting Stimulus Cash
Yahoo ^ | 8/18/12 | Gregory J. Krieg

Posted on 08/17/2012 4:06:54 PM PDT by Mozilla

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.

-snip-

In 2009, Ryan wrote to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis asking for stimulus money to cover costs on two energy conservation projects in his home state of Wisconsin. In the letter, Ryan said the funds would help create jobs and reduce "energy consumption" in the state. At least one of the companies received the requested cash.

The letters were first obtained by The Wall Street Journal through the Freedom of Information Act back in early 2010. The Boston Globe turned them up for the first time during this campaign season Wednesday. At that point, a Ryan aide referred ABC News back to what a Ryan spokesman said when the letters first went public.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; paulryan; stimulus; wisconsin

1 posted on 08/17/2012 4:07:00 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

There’s no one else running? Wish it were 1980 again.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 4:10:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Mozilla

Well, we better start building the gallows.

After the Libs run him through the coals, the RINO’s will supply the rope.

I see where Romney “caved” and is offering the WH some returns.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 4:15:53 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: xrmusn

Where did you see that ..?? I’ve been on this website most of the day and I never saw it .. are you sure you’re not making this up to get people angry at Mitt ..??


4 posted on 08/17/2012 4:24:18 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: xrmusn
I see where Romney “caved” and is offering the WH some returns.

Ugh...had not heard this. When did this happen?

5 posted on 08/17/2012 4:24:51 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Mozilla

Care to provide a functional link to this? Tried them both, and went to Yahoo as well. Can’t find this story.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 4:29:53 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: Jane Long

I see where Romney “caved” and is offering the WH some returns.

He did not although obama’s minions tried to goad him into providing 5 years of returns.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 4:30:17 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Mozilla

So what? Nobody’s paying any attention. Non-issue.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 4:31:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Jane Long

It hasn’t been reported anywhere else.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 4:31:20 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: xrmusn; All

I found the article: “Thanks for the note - but no thanks!”

Hmmmmm ..?? That doesn’t sound like Romney caved to me!


10 posted on 08/17/2012 4:36:58 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: Mozilla

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_north_cincinnati/oxford/did-paul-ryan-ask-for-stimulus-funds ~ try this one for detail on the issue. Several sources named ~ some dealt with, some not.


11 posted on 08/17/2012 4:37:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mozilla
"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. "This is why I didn't recall the letters earlier. But they should have been handled differently, and I take responsibility for that.

So what he is saying is that his office handled it under his name and he didn't know about it ?
12 posted on 08/17/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Mozilla

Outrageous! I guess I’ll have to vote for the America-hating Marxist then.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 4:42:27 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot
Outrageous! I guess I’ll have to vote for the America-hating Marxist then.

Ain't about what you are going to do but what the voters will perceive about Ryan
14 posted on 08/17/2012 4:46:10 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Mozilla

It’s not a hard decision voting third party this election.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 4:56:13 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: uncbob

Then I guess that I’m a voter whose “perception of Ryan” is not effected by this asininity.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 4:58:38 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: uncbob
You really think a voter is going to run out and pull Obamas lever because of this? He's the architect of government waste as is the entire Democrat party now financed by the Global Socialist movement.

November 2012. F-ing Landslide back toward freedom. It won't be perfect but it will be a step in the right direction.

17 posted on 08/17/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: windsorknot
Yeah, turns out Ryan isn't perfect. Just damn!
18 posted on 08/17/2012 5:09:32 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: windsorknot
Then I guess that I’m a voter whose “perception of Ryan” is not effected by this asininity.

Asininity ??? Come now if it was Biden who denied something and then letters showing he did were made public FREE REPUBLIC would be all over the issue
19 posted on 08/17/2012 5:13:38 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Mozilla
And, if he hadn't requested the funding, libs would be crucifying him for not having served his district's best interests.

I can hear it now: "How can someone who didn't try to get money for his district possibly consider himself qualified for VP when he was such a lousy congressman?"

20 posted on 08/17/2012 5:25:29 PM PDT by Bob
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To: uncbob

None of this matters enough to change my mind about who I’m voting for. Who are you: David Axelrod?


21 posted on 08/17/2012 5:28:01 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: CyberAnt

That doesn’t sound like Romney caved to me!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = == = == = = === = ==
Mea Culpa....<: <:

I did a quick research and found that yesterday the WashPost/Daily Worker had an ‘alert’ 8/16 @ 1244PM that said Romney said he paid 13% last few years..

The only classical music in DC is on an NPR station which when the ‘news’ is on I don’t usually pay attention, so I may have ‘heard’ something that wasn’t entirely said - BUT, knowing what NPR is capable of, no telling.

??


22 posted on 08/17/2012 5:50:19 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: datura; All

Here is the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/presented-letters-ryan-admits-requesting-stimulus-cash-234025910—abc-news-politics.html

and this the pdf of the documents: http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/2012_08_13_10_36_08.pdf


23 posted on 08/17/2012 8:54:44 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: windsorknot

Can you comprehend
You are one person
This is grist for democrat ads or are you too dense to see that
And no I am not Axelrod who the hell are you


24 posted on 08/19/2012 4:55:12 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

ThinkProgress is making a big deal out of Ryan denying he requested funds, but later admitting it.

If I wasn’t sure about something, I would say let me check into it and I’ll get back to you. Do we really need more lies and more ammo for the left? Dang - whatever happened to just admitting something, especially when it can be so easily verified.

I just pray R/R don’t screw up this election by stupidity!


25 posted on 08/19/2012 5:37:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: uncbob
who the hell are you

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and fate

26 posted on 08/19/2012 5:53:24 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

Wonderful
You are now my idol on FREE REPUBLIC


27 posted on 08/20/2012 5:13:21 AM PDT by uncbob
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