Another Day, Another Lie: Paul Ryan Gets Ridiculed for Blaming Obama for a GM Plant That Closed in 2008 Under Bush.
Paul Ryan is being widely ridiculed for blaming President
Barack Obama for failing to rescue a General Motors factory
in his Wisconsin congressional district that actually closed during the last year of George W. Bush's presidency.
"I remember President Obama visiting it when he was first running,
saying he'll keep that plant open," Ryan said during a campaign stop.
"One of the reasons that plant got shut down was $4 gasoline. You see,
this costs jobs. The president's terrible energy policies are costing us
Four dollar gasoline may have been a factor in the plants closing, but it was the terrible energy policies that occurred the summer of 2008 under the waning days of the Bush administration that caused the $4/gas at the time, several months before Barack Obama was even elected. By the time Obama was sworn into office, the plant had already been closed.
It's odd that Ryan would get something that happened in his own district so wrong, especially since he bragged of securing federal money at the time to help workers displaced by the plant's closing. That federal lifeline is something he opposes today in his new role of fiscal hawk.
This whooper earns Ryan a 5-star Pinnocchio. Does he really think the voters in his own district are stupid enough as to not remember who was president when they were thrown out of work?
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