Generic Foron Liberal wrote:He's been nominee for only a week and already Ryan is caught in at least two lies...or is it more? It's hard to keep track of them all:Generic Liberal Wordpress Blog wrote:http://thelastofthemillenniums.wordpres ... ok-office/
‘Ryan criticizes Obama on ’08 GM plant closure from before he took office’
Reason.com (Libertarian magazine) wrote:But, as it turns out, the plant wasn’t closed when Obama gave his speech on Feb 13, 2008. It was open. The liberals are challenging Ryan based on an Aug 16 story by David Shepardson, The Detroit News’ auto reporter that said “the plant halted production in December 2008, when President George W. Bush was in office.” But, as best as I can tell, Shepardson got it wrong. The decision to close the plant was made under Bush. However, the plant was not slated to close till the summer of 2009 – nearly a year and a half after Obama spoke and six months after he assumed office.
Here’s what GazetteXtra.com, a Janesville paper, reported on Feb 2, 2009:
Full-size sport utility vehicle production has ended at the local General Motors plant, but medium-duty truck production is continuing—not starting—in Janesville.
And it likely will continue into May, when the lights finally go off in the facility that has been producing vehicles since 1923.
When GM officials announced last June that SUV production would cease in Janesville, they also said that medium-duty truck production would conclude by the end of 2009, or sooner if market conditions dictate.
What’s more, the administration actually did consider keeping the Janesville plant alive after it nationalized GM by commandeering the bankruptcy process
http://reason.com/blog/2012/08/30/ryans ... t-checkers
I take no small satisfaction in noticing that 2012, if nothing else, is becoming the year where the word "factchecker" lost it's (pretension of) luster.