Ryan sought stimulus funds while decrying program

Aug 17, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: bostonglobe.com

In 2009, as Rep. Paul D. Ryan was railing against President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package as a "wasteful spending spree," he wrote at least four letters to Obama's secretary of energy asking that millions of dollars from the program be granted to a pair of Wisconsin conservation groups, according to documents obtained by the Globe.

The advocacy appeared to pay off; both groups were awarded the economic recovery funds -- one receiving a $20 million grant to help thousands of local businesses and homes improve their energy efficiency, agency documents show. Ryanís letters to the energy secretary praising the energy initiatives as he sought a portion of the funding are in sharp contrast to the House Budget Committee chairmanís image as a Tea Party favorite adamantly opposed to federal spending on such programs.

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save sum money

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#41
Aug 17, 2012
 
once the bill was passed,BY THE GOOBERMINT,the congress etc.. ..everybody gets a piece of it..when you open the box of cookies, everybody puts their hand in it.....ITS THE SAME STORY FOR DECADES,spending money you AINT GOT,because it aint yours ,ITS EVERYBODYS DEBT, means tested of course...
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Aug 17, 2012
 
Ask your US REP to introduce the Pay Congress With Vouchers Act of 2012. Here is how it works, the IRS will print a bar graph on the back of tax forms 1040,EZ, etc. the verticle bar graph will be graduated in increments of 10%. We the taxpayers will then fill in the graph according to what we think they should be paid based on their productivity. The base pay will be set at the mininum wage with no raises untill the minimum wage is increased. The IRS will submit these as our vouchers to the treasury to determine what percent of their nearly $200K salary they will get. The treasury will then open one window one day per year so they can stand in long lines to excercise their right to be paid. To prevent voucher fraud they will need to present a photo ID and a certified copy of their birth certificate. Even though corporations are people they shall not be allowed to submit a voucher since they pay no taxes.
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Gary wrote:
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Yeah, but to badmouth the stimulus program as much and as often as Ryan did and then send out begging letters with his signature on them asking for stimulus moneys, is really hypocritical.
Besides, he lied about not doing it.
So, so typical.

“It's a Brand New Day”

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Aug 17, 2012
 
Debt Chainney Em wrote:
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Dr. Bill_mr! think of Relegend or Repoopolick!!;) Jesus on yo mind;-000h, n David starting 6gon;)
B.C.='way pre-Jesus...

“i hope we can change this!”

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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I got it from Joey Bishop. Blame him.
spoken like a true left wing liberal...

blame someone else.

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#46
Aug 18, 2012
 
And Ryan blames the alleged snafu on a staffer in some "other" office. If he can't manage a House of Rep. staff, it stands to reason he can't manage a VP or White House staff.

Add hypocrite 2 to hypocrite 2 and you've got quite the Republicryte ticket.
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Better to take tax payer money stolen by the Sheriff of Nottingham, and return it to the people with viable energy projects, than to let the clueless bureacrat chief keep the stolen goods for more crony and inept Solyndra types.

Rock on Romney/Ryanhood!

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Funny how GOP types dont want welfare or government aid...UNTIL IT IS THEM WHO ARE IN NEED............LOL TYPICAL RICH PUKES.
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I am a man of wealth and taste. I can do whatever I want. I'm entitled.

Do as I say,not what I do.

Now move along peons.
Debt Hold The

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Mr_Bill wrote:
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B.C.='way pre-Jesus...
yee choice is BC not AD!!;)

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Aug 18, 2012
 
Ryan wrote:
I am a man of wealth and taste. I can do whatever I want. I'm entitled.
Do as I say,not what I do.
Now move along peons.
What is the nature of your game?

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Aug 18, 2012
 
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>What is the nature of your game?
the nature of my game? i stuck around St. Petersburgh, when i saw it was a time for a change. Killed the Czar and his ministers. Anastasia, screamed in vain...

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Aug 19, 2012
 
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the nature of my game? i stuck around St. Petersburgh, when i saw it was a time for a change. Killed the Czar and his ministers. Anastasia, screamed in vain...
I rode a tank with a general's rank, when the blitzkrieg raged, and the bodies stank.
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Aug 20, 2012
 
Fairey000 wrote:
Not only am I completely sorry, I'm such a fcking butthole that you may be sure my poor family is ashamed of me, too.
No doubt they are. No doubt they are.
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save sum money wrote:
once the bill was passed,BY THE GOOBERMINT,the congress etc....everybody gets a piece of it..when you open the box of cookies, everybody puts their hand in it.....ITS THE SAME STORY FOR DECADES,spending money you AINT GOT,because it aint yours ,ITS EVERYBODYS DEBT, means tested of course...
Another goober from the Right who doesn't know a cookie from the cork in his ass.
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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the nature of my game? i stuck around St. Petersburgh, when i saw it was a time for a change. Killed the Czar and his ministers. Anastasia, screamed in vain...
Did you ride a tank in the Generals' rank when the blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank, too?

Bet that was rough...
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davy wrote:
Insurance and drug companies agreed to the cuts already.
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Sure insurance and drug companies agreed to the cuts.

Doctors on the other hand are choosing to NOT accept the lower Medicare re-imbursements and MANY doctors are no longer accepting Medicare recipients as patients.
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Aug 20, 2012
 
Did you read that in a mass email?
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Sure insurance and drug companies agreed to the cuts.
Doctors on the other hand are choosing to NOT accept the lower Medicare re-imbursements and MANY doctors are no longer accepting Medicare recipients as patients.
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Eleanor wrote:
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Sure insurance and drug companies agreed to the cuts.
Doctors on the other hand are choosing to NOT accept the lower Medicare re-imbursements and MANY doctors are no longer accepting Medicare recipients as patients.
That ought to be ended. No doctor should simply be able to refuse a patient because he doesn't like the reimbursement their insurance provides. That's clearly just WRONG.
Eleanor

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Aug 21, 2012
 
davy wrote:
Did you read that in a mass email?
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No.

I learned about doctors NOT accepting Medicare when I heard about a neighbor who was looking to find a good surgeon to do a hip replacement.

Not all doctors accept Medicare (especially the good ones who command a higher price for their quality services)

Who would you want to replace your hip?? A quality doctor who charges an 'arm and a leg' <pun>. Or a HACK who will accept any amount to cut you open??

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