This is brilliant.
Watch as Rep. Paul Ryan blame the Obama Administration for the closing of a General Motors plant in Wisconsin. A plant that closed in 2008 before President Obama was elected.
Ryan’s speech is juxtaposed with local news coverage from 2008 as the plant was being shut down.
Seriously. Who gave Paul Ryan these talking points?
I’m not sure who really would want to see this, but I’m sure TMZ is getting tons of hits for finding and posting this pic. Go to their site for the story behind the pic. Apparently it was taken while on vacation in Oklahoma.
From Newser:Paul Ryan has repeatedly denied that he requested funds for Wisconsin businesses from Barack Obama’s signature stimulus bill, despite documented evidence to the contrary.
Yesterday he finally admitted he had—but said he hadn’t realized he was doing it.
The requests first became an issue in a 2010 Wall Street Journal report. In an interview at the time, Ryan said he wouldn’t vote against something “then write to the government to ask them to send us money.”
But the Boston Globe reported this week that Ryan did just that, sending at least four letters to the Department of Energy on behalf of two Wisconsin companies looking to develop “green jobs.”
Ryan again denied those reports yesterday, before finally backtracking with a statement saying the requests were “treated as constituent service requests,” according to the New York Times. “This is why I didn’t recall the letters earlier. But they should have been handled differently.”
So he didn’t request the funds he voted against, then it turns out he did – he just didn’t remember. And then it admits it was all true, he just didn’t handle it correctly.
This is just one.
Head over to Buzzfeed where there are 5 or 6 more FL newspapers sharing the same sentiment.
Remember, all the cuts (education, Medicare, Medicaid) are to help pay for a tax cut for the wealtiest. The “theory” is that the wealthy would take those funds and create jobs.
However – ten years into the Bush tax cuts and we’re not seeing the jobs that were promised by THOSE tax cuts.
So why believe more tax cuts for the wealthy would create jobs now?