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|Subject: strike three||Date: 9/4/2012 12:17 AM|
|Author: steve203||Number: 89890 of 90258|
Paul Ryan, linked the December 2008 idling of General Motors' Janesville, Wis., plant in his hometown with President Barack Obama.
Obama didn't take office until the next month, and the administration, in administering the existing auto bailout, made no decisions about plant closures.
strike four (same link)
RYAN: “And the biggest, coldest power play of all in Obamacare came at the expense of the elderly.?… So they just took it all away from Medicare. Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama.”
THE FACTS: Ryan’s claim ignores the fact that Ryan himself incorporated the same cuts into budgets he steered through the House in the past two years as chairman of its Budget Committee,
strike five (same link)
RYAN: “The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare and cronyism at their worst. You, the working men and women of this country, were cut out of the deal.”
THE FACTS: Ryan himself asked for stimulus money shortly after Congress approved the $800-billion plan,
Right wing lying: ideology induced mental illness
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