Paul Ryan Sent GM CEO Letter In 2008 To Not Close Janesville Plant
Paul Ryan hit President Obama tonight in his speech for failing to keep open a GM plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. The plant, however effectively closed in December 2008 and was put in stand by mode about a month before Obama took office. In this letter from June 2008 sent by Paul Ryan and the two Wisconsin Senators, Ryan asked the head of GM to reconsider closing the plant. The plant being in stand by mode leaves Obama open to the criticism it could have re-opened under his administration if the economy had improved. Obama had promised while visiting the plant in 2008 that it would stay open for 100 years.
Paul Ryan Had Attacked Generals' Budget Recommendations As "Not True Advice"
At a forum today on defense in Fayetteville, NC Paul Ryan attacked President Obama for defense cuts build into the Budget Control Act that he voted for. Ryan authored legislation to stop the defense cuts contrary to the advice of top brass, saying "we don't think the generals are giving us their true advice."
Biden In 2011: Paul Ryan Is A Decent, Honorable, Smart Guy
Rep Paul Ryan is now the target of fierce Democratic attacks. At a 2011 fundraiser in New Hampshire criticized Ryan's budget but Biden praised him twice as a "decent, honorable, smart guy — he really is. I don't want to hear Democrats saying he is a bad guy."