Down With Tyranny has a post rightfully attacking Paul Ryan, (GOP WI-01) for his latest hypocrisy. While Ryan has been a staunch opponent of the stimulus plan and has even called for repealing the stimulus, he has suddenly found an unfunded stimulus project that he wants to support according to Walworth County Today. Here’s what they had to say:
“Rep. Paul Ryan is joining the village of Sharon to fight the loss of $547,000 in stimulus money used to build a storm-water retention system.”
This comes from the man who in an interview with Think Progress in early December had this to say about the stimulus plan:
Yeah, so, I would prospectively repeal the stimulus and put it toward better policy.
He was against it before he was for it. Mr. Ryan, you can’t have it both ways. Do you think this flip flop will go unnoticed among your constituents? Why don’t you admit that you were wrong in voting against the stimulus package and that without it, the economic disaster that the Obama Administration inherited from George Bush and your GOP colleagues, would have been even more severe.
While the funds had been awarded to the village earlier this year, the EPA and the DNR later found that the project was ineligible for the funds due to the project’s contracted start date prior to the official date for stimulus fund projects according to MyWalworthCounty.com.