Saturday, 18 August 2012
There is a General motors plant in Mr. Ryan's home state and he knows exactly how their plant got shut down. He also knows before Obama was elected President that his home state plant was shut down.
Here is a statement by Ryan: ""I remember President Obama visiting it when he was first running, saying he'll keep that plant open," Ryan said during a campaign stop. "One of the reasons that plant got shut down was $4 gasoline. You see, this costs jobs. The president's terrible energy policies are costing us jobs."
The lie is the inference that Obama promised to keep that plant open. Very subtle and misleading.
Here is Obama's statement in February:"
Then-Sen. Obama, who had visited the Janesville plant in February, issued a statement.
"My heart goes out to the workers and families affected by the closing of these GM plants," he said. "Today's news is a painful reminder not only of the challenges America faces in our global economy, but of George Bush's failed economic policies." He finished by pledging to help domestic automakers "with the funding they need to retool their factories and make fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel cars. And we'll invest in efforts to make sure that the cars of the future are made where they always have been -- in the United States."
The article I gave the link to just states plain facts. You see the context, the time line and the truth speaks for itself.