Liar, liar, pants on fire! After vehemently denying he ever requested stimulus funds, Paul Ryan backpedaled and admitted he did when ABC News presented him with the letters. Um, does this man really think we’re that stupid that he could jive his way through the presidential campaign flip-flopping as though that’s okay? This is the prime reason why Paul Ryan, a seven-term lawmaker in a very unpopular Congress (15% approval rating) isn’t such a ‘bold’ pick after all. Um, keep on talking teabag, keep on talking!
Additional Source: PDF of Ryan’s requests (Please note his signature)
ABC News: Ryan had denied doing so as recently as Wednesday, when he spoke to ABC’s Cincinnati affiliate, WCPO, in Ohio.
“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.
Yes America, Paul Ryan, the so-called fiscal conservative, the man who loves America more than life, did request stimulus funds: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703562404575067372476731404.html?KEYWORDS=Ryan+and+stimulus
Liar, liar, barefaced liar, here’s what he said Thursday:
“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.
“Regardless, it’s clear that the Obama stimulus did nothing to stimulate the economy, and now the President is asking to do it all over again.”
Um, regardless the Obama stimulus didn’t work, but the Bush one did right? It worked so good he wanted stimulus funds. What a hypocrite. Um, as they say, the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree — he’s right up there with his boss, Mitt Romney.