Construction Lit Magazine Excerpt:
Janesville, despite being represented by the chairman of the House Budget Committee, has suffered more than its fair share of economic hardships in recent years. A 500-year flood hit in the summer of 2008, then the nearby General Motors assembly plant closed days before Christmas 2008 and left 5,000 locals out of work (including some of Ryan’s childhood friends), and in 2009 Chrysler relocated 850 engine jobs from the district to a new plant in Mexico.
Soon afterward, Rashkin ran into Ryan in town.
“What’s next for Janesville, locusts?” Ryan quipped.
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Friday, August 24, 2012
While Hometown Suffers, Paul Ryan Jokes.
Posted by Lou Kaye at 3:17 PM