Asked about having sought stimulus funding, Paul Ryan out-and-out lies.
In an interview with a Boston radio station, Paul Ryan was asked about stimulus funding and Ryan just lied about it.
“I assume you voted against the stimulus and I’m just curious if you accepted any money in your district,” a caller wondered.
“No, I’m not one [of those] people who votes for something then writes to the government to ask them to send us money,” Ryan said. “I did not request any stimulus money.”
This is just so not true.
…Ryan asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu to set aside funds for the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp. Ryan said the stimulus cash would help his state create thousands of new jobs, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Here are the letters Ryan sent to Chu seeking stimulus funding (pdf).
Look, I know that these letters are embarrassing — mostly because they prove you’ve been lying to the American people. But here’s a bit of free advice — lying to get out of trouble from lying isn’t solving your problem, it’s making it worse.
Still, how good a fit is Ryan for the Romney ticket? A couple of worldclass GOP liars, working together to hoodwink the nation. Honest Abe Lincoln, father of the Republican Party, would be so proud.