Friday, October 12, 2012
Was Ryan prepared for Biden’s assertion that he had requested stimulus funds?
Joe Biden Dispenses With the Niceties
Biden’s most effective, and characteristic moment came when he defended the stimulus, swatting aside Ryan’s insinuations of corruption with statistics showing it had been nearly devoid of fraud. He cornered Ryan by citing the two letters he had written asking for stimulus funds for his district, letters which endorsed the argument that stimulus would create jobs. Ryan appeared not to have prepared for the attack at all.
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