via Lee Fang at The Nation
On December 10, 2010, Ryan penned a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services to recommend a grant application for the Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc to develop a new facility in Racine, Wisconsin, an area within Ryan’s district. “The proposed new facility, the Belle City Neighborhood Health Center, will serve both preventative and comprehensive primary health care needs of thousands of new patients of all ages who are currently without health care,” Ryan wrote.
The grant Ryan requested was funded directly by the Affordable Care Act, better known simply as health care reform or Obamacare.
Paul Ryan isn’t the only congressman to publicly criticize government spending while privately signing the checks, but he’s the only one currently running for vice president on a platform of repealing Obamcare and cutting government spending.
December 2010 wasn’t that long ago, and the Affordable Care Act was still in its infancy. Paul Ryan apparently snuck this request in before the Tea Party congress took the reins in January of 2011.
I’ll be waiting for Paul Ryan to blame his staff. Again. Because personal responsibility!