No, we're not talking about Sen. John Kerry and the Iraq war, but rather about Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, 1st District, and stimulus packages.
Ryan, you'll recall, voted for both the $750 billion bank bailout, which passed, and the $14 billion auto bailout, which failed.
Well, that was then, this is now. It's another day, a new President, and yet another stimulus package that's being discussed (the previous ones having accomplished... um, little?)
WCLO, a Janesville and Beloit radio station, reports today that Ryan is critical of the amount being returned to the American taxpayer.
"He tells WCLO's Stan Milam Show only 10% of the money goes out the door in 2009, and the centerpiece is a rebate amounting to only $10 a week for individuals, and $20 for couples.The station quotes Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, 2nd District, in favor of the stimulus, saying Congress needs to move quickly.
"Ryan says it's not worthy the new president's signature."
The measure is moving through the House of Representatives this week.