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      08-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Presented with letters, Ryan admits requesting stimulus funds

Source: ABC News

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

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 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.

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Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...stimulus-cash/

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Oh my God. The sky is falling said chicken little.......

so it starts
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I requested stimulus funds but all I got was a tax bill.
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He also voted for TARP and the Iraq war. But you wont' ever hear any of the right wingers in here complain about these funds spent on both of those. But heir panties are all in a bunch over $500 million to Solyndra.

Who cares that he's now proven to be a blatant liar, republicans will still vote for him. They love voting for empty suits, look at the Bush II.
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He also voted for TARP and the Iraq war. But you wont' ever hear any of the right wingers in here complain about these funds spent on both of those. But heir panties are all in a bunch over $500 million to Solyndra.

Who cares that he's now proven to be a blatant liar, republicans will still vote for him. They love voting for empty suits, look at the Bush II.
Still on the Bush kick. When will you guys grow up and learn to live in the present..? Bush is like FDR. He is history. Barry is present and today.

BTW: Most of Congress voted for the Iraq war, not just republicans.
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Talking points suck. They really do.

TARP program - during the height of the 2008 collapse was more a knee-jerk, o-shit reaction to the reality of a pending financial collapse that has been the only true bi-partisan bill passed in quite some time.

If you recall the Repubs actually voted it down in the House the first time up and the Markets roiled to the brink of collapse. That put the scare of Jesus in all congressman and it passed easily in the next House vote with equal Dems and Repubs.

Personally I was and still am against TARP not just in principle but in practical execution. I can understand why the politicians passed it, but they were scared shitless on both sides that nobody decided to put tight controls and constraints on the TARP program, the monies delivered, and any transparency in fund management.

It was and still is a slush program. The gov't may be better suited putting out a debtor of last resort program or something akin to FDIC for financial/investment instruments - only after letting the banks that got themselves in their little mark-to-market and derivatives problem fail like they should have.

So yes - CONSERVATIVES, not Repubs - have a prob with TARP. Always have. But I don't pretend to hold a blind, neophyte eye to the world at hand. Most pols took a reasoned, but imo wrong approach to the TARP vote (President Obama included).

You can go back to your regularly scheduled talking points now..
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while i am against government handouts...picking winners and loosers...etc

Tim Ryan (no relation) makes a compelling case for earmarks...food for thought

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Oh my God. The sky is falling said chicken little.......

so it starts
Oh right... it's only bad if Obama does it.
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