Ryan Sought Stimulus Funds, Lied About It

As reported by the Boston Globe GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan sought "millions of dollars from a federal stimulus program he opposed," then "repeatedly denied lobbying the Obama administration for home state aid -- first on a Boston radio station in 2010 and then again on Tuesday in an interview with a Ohio television station."

In 2010 Ryan sent at least five letters to the Department of Energy and the Department of Labor seeking funds for projects in Wisconsin, while publicly attacking the stimulus bill.

"All this temporary booster shot stimulus didn’t work in the stimulus package, didn’t work when the last administration tried these things, so we don’t want to go with ideas that have proven to fail, we want ideas that have proven to succeed," he said in an interview on MSNBC in September 2011. "I think tax reform is the key."

Ryan explicitly denied seeking stimulus funds in a 2010 radio interview on WBZ, Boston.

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