Registered: Jun 2006
08-30-12 03:24 PM
I don't know that I'd call this a factual shortcut. The fact is, it's true. It was a case of poltical patronage and corporate welfare. Problem is, he took money too. What he is, is a hypocrite.
Like I wrote in another thread this morning. These guys(all of them) give real pretty speeches. Substance on the other hand...not a whole lot there.
Come November we'll be electing the best performers money can buy. Charlie Sheen played a great role in Platoon, but he's not really they guy I'd want next to me out on an LP, or hitting a hot LZ. See the difference? I knew that you could.
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 funds shortly after Congress approved the $800 billion plan, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Ryan's pleas to federal agencies included letters to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis seeking stimulus grant money for two Wisconsin energy conservation companies.
One of them, the nonprofit Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp., received $20.3 million from the Energy Department to help homes and businesses improve energy efficiency, according to federal records. That company, he said in his letter, would build "sustainable demand for green jobs." Another eventual recipient, the Energy Center of Wisconsin, received about $365,000.