Saturday, August 18, 2012
Paul Ryan blames President Obama for the closing of GM plant which happened BEFORE he was President. WTF?
Courtesy of the Detroit News:
Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Thursday used the closing of a General Motors plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wis., to take a swipe at President Barack Obama's energy policies.
He contended Obama's "terrible energy policies" led to $4 a gallon gas and the closure of the company's oldest assembly plant, breaking the Democrat's promise to keep it open.
In fact, Obama made no such promise and the plant halted production in December 2008, when President George W. Bush was in office.
"I remember President Obama visiting it when he was first running, saying he'll keep that plant open," Ryan said Thursday at a campaign stop in Ohio, recounting the fact his high school friends worked at the plant. "One more broken promise. We used to build Tahoes and Suburbans. 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."
GM cited the low demand for SUVs and high gas prices during the Bush administration as the reason for closing the plant.
Obama did speak at the Janesville plant in February 2008, and suggested a government partnership with automakers could keep the plant open, but made no promises as Ryan suggested.
Yeah I see Ryan's point. I mean why should we elect Obama for the NEXT four years if he could not solve the problems that occurred before he served his LAST four years?
I mean Jesus, what kind of a President is he if he can't do a simple thing like time traveling? Sheesh!
Next Ryan plans to blame Obama for the extinction of the dinosaurs and the Hindenburg disaster. Stay tuned kids!