SIGH... Ryan wrote a letter asking for stimulus money then lied about asking for it. He only admitted it once his signature was found on his request for the money. What about this is so difficult for you to understand, or admit???
"I never asked for stimulus," Ryan said. "I don't recallâ€¦ so I really can't comment on it. I opposed the stimulus because it doesn't work, it didn't work."
"I'm not one [of those] people who votes for something then writes to the government to ask them to send us money. I did not request any stimulus money," the congressman answered.
In 2009, Ryan wrote to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis asking for stimulus money to cover costs on two energy conservation projects in his home state of Wisconsin.
"After having these letters called to my attention I checked into them, and they were treated as constituent service requests in the same way matters involving Social Security or Veterans Affairs are handled," Ryan said in a statement. "This is why I didn't recall the letters earlier. But they should have been handled differently, and I take responsibility for that."