Sun Aug 19, 2012, 10:36 AM
SunsetDreams (8,571 posts)
Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus -- When George W. Bush Wanted It In 2002 (VIDEO)
WASHINGTON - When Congressman Paul Ryan has been asked the past few years about the value of stimulus to the sagging economy and the nation's jobless, the Wisconsin Republican has dismissed it as meaningless, and dubbed it "sugar-high economics."
But that's when President Obama is pushing for the spending. When it was President George W. Bush arguing for more stimulus to boost a slow economy in the early 2000s, Ryan's economic analysis was entirely different.
"What we're trying to accomplish today with the passage of this third stimulus package is to create jobs and help the unemployed," Ryan said, in comments unearthed by MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" and provided to HuffPost. "What we're trying to accomplish is to pass the kinds of legislation that when they've passed in the past have grown the economy and gotten people back to work."
"In recessions unemployment lags on well after a recovery has taken place," Ryan accurately noted in 2002.
Now he rails against Obama Stimulus publicly...even though he asked for funds for his district privately.
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”:
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:
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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