Yes, I'm busy at work on a "Lyin' Ryan" video. In the meantime, check this out
: Paul Ryan didn't ask for stimulus funds two times, as Joe Biden said during the debate. He asked four
A Freedom of Information Act request for correspondence between Ryan's office and the Environmental Protection Agency, filed by The Huffington Post, unearthed two additional instances in which the Wisconsin Republican petitioned for American Recovery Act funds. In addition, there were many other occasions in which the GOP vice presidential nominee asked the EPA for grant money for projects in Wisconsin's 1st District, which encompasses Ryan's hometown of Janesville and has a slight Democratic lean. Combined, the letters muddy Ryan's claim that the stimulus wasn't helpful and that government spending, more broadly, doesn't assist small businesses.
On the day of the debate, Steve Colbert became the first person on teevee to ask a question that's been bugging me for a while: If Mitt Romney plans to cut taxes on the rich and then make up for those cuts by getting rid of deductions...well, why?
What has he accomplished?
Well, he would kill a lot of charities. There's that
Beyond that, I presume that the plan is to get rid of the mortgage interest deduction, since Ryan refused to deny that such was in the offing. Such a move would, of course, hit the middle class hard.
As for the $17,000 deduction cap -- I think Romney is proposing this because he knows it will never fly with Congress.