"Ryan Says, 'Green Pork.' Fact-Checkers Say, 'False.'"

"Thursday’s feisty vice presidential debate included one exchange on energy, specifically clean-energy stimulus funding — and that one exchange included a number of distortions and lies, courtesy of one Congressman Paul Ryan."

The back-and-forth was largely about Solyndra, though the company’s name was never mentioned. Ryan tried to paint the Energy Department’s stimulus-funded loan program for cleantech companies as a cesspool of corruption and waste: 'green pork' and 'crony capitalism and corporate welfare.' Joe Biden defended the stimulus spending — as have so many outside observers — and pointed out that Ryan eagerly sought some of that 'green pork' for his own Wisconsin district. ...

Ryan: 'Look at just the $90 billion in stimulus. … $90 billion in green pork to campaign contributors and special interest groups.'

Fact-check: False."

Lisa Hymas reports for Grist October 12, 2012.

Source: Grist, 10/12/2012