Update:Republicans love to proclaim the Government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers. What they really mean is the Republican Party should be the Government in charge of picking winners and losers.
Paul Ryan is blaming President Obama for failing to save an auto factory in his Wisconsin Congressional district which closed in 2008, under President George W. Bush.
If only President Obama had the retroactive powers of a Mitt Romney he could have averted all the evil shit Bush and Cheney did to America!
And the "winners" Republicans choose are the Rich.
Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan, like many of his hypocritical right-wing brethren, loudly and publicly blasted the Stimulus and spent years pronouncing it a waste and failure while at the same time secretly requesting those evil federal dollars be spent on their districts.
Rep. Ryan wrote letters in 2009 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., later received $20.3 million from the Energy Department to help homes and businesses improve energy efficiency, according to federal records.Cowardly. Shameless. Disgraceful.
In a letter to Chu in December 2009, Ryan said the stimulus money would help his state create thousands of new jobs, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That contrasted with his public statements denigrating the stimulus program as a "wasteful spending spree." It also conflicts with his larger federal budget proposal, which would slash Energy Department programs aimed at creating green jobs.
But, it's all acceptable in the right-wing universe where a Republican can proudly speak with forked tongue, 'Government can't create jobs!' and 'Mr. President where are the Jobs?'
And their duped and battered conservative voting base eats it up while the Republican Party steals Trillions and subjugates 99% of the world into Corporate Bondage and Wage Slavery.