Skip to comments.Presented With Letters, Ryan Admits Requesting Stimulus Cash
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.
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.
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There’s no one else running? Wish it were 1980 again.
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.
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 ..??
Ugh...had not heard this. When did this happen?
Care to provide a functional link to this? Tried them both, and went to Yahoo as well. Can’t find this story.
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.
So what? Nobody’s paying any attention. Non-issue.
It hasn’t been reported anywhere else.
I found the article: “Thanks for the note - but no thanks!”
Hmmmmm ..?? That doesn’t sound like Romney caved to me!
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.
Outrageous! I guess I’ll have to vote for the America-hating Marxist then.
It’s not a hard decision voting third party this election.
Then I guess that I’m a voter whose “perception of Ryan” is not effected by this asininity.
November 2012. F-ing Landslide back toward freedom. It won't be perfect but it will be a step in the right direction.
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?"
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