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Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:17 PM

Paul Ryan Claims He Didn’t Know He Signed Letters Asking For Stimulus Funds

During an interview with Fox News’ Carl Cameron on Saturday, Paul Ryan tried to explain why he denied requesting stimulus funds for a local energy company in 2009 after voting against and demagoguing the Recovery Act. “My office sends tens of thousands of letters to various federal agencies. This went through what we call my case work system, where it was treated as a case work request for a constituent,” Ryan said. “It wasn’t my intention to send letters supporting the stimulus”:

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But the letters — at least five in total — are all signed by Ryan in different ways, suggesting that he or an aide hand-signed the documents. “Recovery Act” is also prominently written in the very first line:




http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/18/710751/paul-ryan-tells-fox-i-didnt-know-about-the-letters-i-signed-asking-for-stimulus-funds/

What a liar!


Paul Ryan is not the only Republican who publicly trashed the Stimulus as being bad for the economy but went back to their districts and begged for the money and said how good the stimulus would be for the economy. Republican double speak.

Watch this clip: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#48697119

I also found it on youtube slightly shorter in length

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Reply Paul Ryan Claims He Didn’t Know He Signed Letters Asking For Stimulus Funds (Original post)
SunsetDreams Aug 2012 OP
Ruby the Liberal Aug 2012 #1
jsmirman Aug 2012 #5
Ruby the Liberal Aug 2012 #8
SunsetDreams Aug 2012 #9
appleannie1 Aug 2012 #2
SunsetDreams Aug 2012 #7
Rosa Luxemburg Aug 2012 #3
lunatica Aug 2012 #4
maxrandb Aug 2012 #6
BumRushDaShow Aug 2012 #13
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SunsetDreams Aug 2012 #10
aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2012 #11
kevinbgoode1 Aug 2012 #14
BumRushDaShow Aug 2012 #12

Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:19 PM

1. Great match for Willard.

Fits in well with Rmoney signing tax returns that he doesn't know anything about. Its his blind trust, tax attorneys, accountants fault if anything is amiss (like residency). You know - "the staff".

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:22 PM

5. It is truly amazing that they believe they should be trusted to run the country

when their excuses for anything they don't want to be accountable for are regular statements of shockingly careless, inadequate, and derelict stewardship of their state offices or personal affairs.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:29 PM

8. Amazing is a great word.

Though I don't think they have invented the word yet that accurately conveys the dissonance around this level of hubris that also accounts for the level of sheer stupidity that falls for it.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:44 PM

9. Why should the American people trust

any candidate who would blindly sign something with running the country? That's his excuse? That hurts him worse than just being honest IMO, it looks like he doesn't pay enough attention to detail to be trusted to run the country.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:20 PM

2. He would have had to sign things without reading what he signed. Not a good practice. Nor is it

very intelligent. So, is he claiming he is too stupid to be VP or that he could unknowingly sign away the country because of bad business practices on his part?

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:28 PM

7. Excellent point!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. The Republican economy policy has just exploded into pieces

Not only that he wanted green things with the stimulus money and Republican voters don't like green things.

Can't play it both ways, Mr. Ryan

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:22 PM

4. Good liars need to have perfect memories

And RandRyan isn't one of them.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:27 PM

6. Hey, let's try that

Let's send tax return disclosure letters to Romney, put them in with a bunch of Thank You letters to the millionaire backers and XMAS cards...get him to sign them, and voilla...we'll have his tax returns.

You'd have to be a frickin' masochist to work as a Repuke staffer. Not only do you get thrown under the bus, but the back wheels run over you and you get a blast of diesel from the exhaust.

I would like my President to not "accidentally" sign a mission order to send Seals into Pakistan, and then claim that a "staffer" must of just got him to sign it.

Who the fuck was Ryan's staffer? Radar O'Reily?

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 04:25 PM

13. "Who the fuck was Ryan's staffer? Radar O'Reily?"

No, it was Corporal Klinger!



Or maybe Barney Fife.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 04:08 PM

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 04:12 PM

11. So did he send the funds back?

If not, there's still time. I'm sure the federal government would accept a refund and his conservative constituents wouldn't mind.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 04:40 PM

14. Hahaha. . .

You can bet that money is never going to be refunded.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 04:22 PM

12. Next he'll claim

hmmm.... How about this - someone robo-signed them! Yeah, that's the ticket!

He can join his fellow repuke Lovitz playing "Tommy Flanagan" at Pathological Liars Anonymous.

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