Maybe we should start a wbf pool to see how many times a day the Romney/Ryan camp can lie to the country.
Speaking this Thursday at a campaign rally in North Canton, Ohio, Lyin’ Paul Ryan told 3 lies trying to convince people President Obama “broke his promise” by failing to keep a General Motors plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, open. Ryan started his lie fest by claiming the Janesville Assembly plant closed “in 2009″.
For lie #2, he stated: “I remember President Obama visiting it when he was first running, saying he’ll keep that plant open. One more broken promise.”
For lie #3 he blamed Obama’s “terrible” energy policies for the closure of the plant stating “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.”
In reality, the plant closed in 2008 while George W. Bush was still in office.
MSNBC’s The Ed Show put together the following chronology of the real events surrounding the closure of this Wisconsin plant:
January 20, 2001: George W. Bush took the oath of office as the 43rd President of the United States. He is re-elected in 2004 to serve through Jan. 20, 2009.
February 2008: Sen. Barack Obama campaigns for president at the Janesville Assembly plant.
June 3, 2008: GM announces it will close the Janesville Assembly plant in 2010, citing high gas prices and a sluggish economy. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan writes a letter urging GM to keep the plant open.
June 20, 2008: GM announces additional layoffs at the Janesville Assembly plant.
June 28, 2008: Gas prices peak at $4.12 per gallon in the U.S., a record that still stands.
September 15, 2008: Financial services firm Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
October 23, 2008: GM announces it will move up the closure of the Janesville Assembly plant from 2010 to Dec. 23, 2008. Merry Christmas!
December 23, 2008: last SUV rolled off the line at the GM Janesville Assembly plant.
January 20, 2009: President George W. Bush leaves office after eight years. Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.
August 16, 2012: GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan makes a series of false statements about the Janesville Assembly plant closure.