Paul Ryan on The Stimulus
Congressman Ryan voted against the 2009 Stimulus and opposed it. In discussing that opposition, Congressman Ryan noted the trillion dollar price tag, his view that it would not create jobs, it contained wasteful spending and a special interest wish list, was not going to be implemented in a timely manner, and the rebate checks within the stimulus were the same that were used in the Bush stimulus and would not work. He also noted that the large price tag would guarantee tax hikes in the future.
Problems with the Stimulus
On January 28, 2009 Congressman Ryan released a press statement noting his opposition to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He also notes some issues with the legislation and the alternative that he supported.
We Can Do Better
On January 28, 2009 Congressman Ryan spoke on the House floor about his opposition to the Stimulus. In that speech, he noted that only 12 percent of the stimulus went towards creating and maintaining jobs. He noted that a better plan was being put forward by the Republicans.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Also known as the stimulus, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed the House along mostly party lines 244-188 in January of 2009. Paul Ryan voted against the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Paul Ryan voted against the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation
This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.