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General Motors announced the closing of the Janesville plant in a June 3, 2008 press release.

Janesville, Wisconsin, will cease production of medium-duty trucks by the end of 2009, and of the Tahoe, Suburban and Yukon in 2010, or sooner, if market demand dictates.

Some are pointing to the fact General Motors plant in Janesville, WI didn’t actually close until 2009 in order to back up Paul Ryan’s false placing of responsibility on President Obama.

When a company announces that it’s going to shut down a plant, I take that as a sign that they have made up their mind. It would have been difficult for GM to make that decision in June of 2008 based on the policies of a person who hadn’t been elected President yet.

Notice that they also argue that the plant isn’t actually closed, it’s just that production is suspended.

So the plant closed on Obama’s watch, but isn’t actually closed….

Ok.

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August 1, 2011 - Paul Ryan described to Sean Hannity just how great the debt limit compromise bill was for conservatives because of the sequestration provision.

He has been fighting for sequestration for years…

Be careful what you wish for.

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June 26, 2003 - Paul Ryan describes the Health Savings and Affordability Act of 2003 that includes a mandate for catastrophic insurance.

So, I guess government health insurance mandates aren’t all bad…

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Nov. 17, 2005 - Paul Ryan argues that reducing the lender’s share of student loans is not a cut to the loan recipients. This is the exact argument that the Obama administration is making, and that he now finds invalid. 

For comparison, watch Joe Biden explain it in this clip.

At the end of the clip, Paul Ryan says that he is a beneficiary of student loans.

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February 25, 2010 - President Obama explains the so-called Medicare “cuts” in the Affordable Care Act.

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The first sentence of a front page story in the New York Times says: “Representative Paul D. Ryan’s childhood home here was not overtly partisan.”

I don’t know what they based this information on. The Janesville Gazette, Ryan’s hometown paper, lists Paul Ryan’s mother as a delegate to the 1970 state GOP Convention and lists his father as an alternate 42 days after his birth. 

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Paul Ryan: During this last century, our govt deviated greatly from the principles that built this country”
I guess this screen grab from ryanforcongress.com is a list of the “deviations.”
Does he really think that we shouldn’t have won two World Wars or the Cold War? What about surviving the Great Depression, was that a deviation too? Maybe this paragraph is just poorly written…

Paul Ryan: During this last century, our govt deviated greatly from the principles that built this country”

I guess this screen grab from ryanforcongress.com is a list of the “deviations.”

Does he really think that we shouldn’t have won two World Wars or the Cold War? What about surviving the Great Depression, was that a deviation too? Maybe this paragraph is just poorly written…

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Republicans have been complaining about the cuts to the defense budget that are coming as a result of a bill that they voted for. The bill called for the “super-committee” to come to an agreement on cutting the budget, and set in place automatic cuts (sequester) that would occur if no agreement was worked out. Now that the automatic cuts are looming, the GOP has decided that it’s not a good idea after all. It turns out that setting spending caps with a sequester to back it up is an idea that GOP budget guru, Paul Ryan, has been trying to do since he was first elected to Congress.