Yesterday, it was revealed that Paul Ryan sent letters requesting stimulus money for his home district, even as he made his name by loudly arguing against the stimulus. But that's not the worst part. The worst part is that Ryan lied about it on at least two occasions, saying “I’m not gonna vote [against] something, then write letters to the government to send us money,” when that's exactly what he did.
It took almost a whole day for Ryan to respond to this story, and his response is weak:
“After having these letters called to my attention I checked into them, and they were treated as constituent service requests in the same way matters involving Social Security or Veterans Affairs are handled,” Ryan said. “This is why I didn’t recall the letters earlier. But they should have been handled differently, and I take responsibility for that.”
But this is more than just a sternly worded note over veteran's benefits. ThinkProgress has the letters that helped Ryan's constituents pick up twenty million dollars in stimulus money. This is just one case of Ryan's two-facedness; find more examples in this week's feature.