Ryan Tells 'Free Lunch' Story That Never Happened

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Date Originated: March of 2014
Categories: Paul Ryan & Wisconsin
Representative Ryan relayed a story told to him by Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson about a boy who received free lunch at school that gladly chose a bagged lunch over a free school lunch meal in an attempt to portray Democrats as offering children "full stomach and an empty soul." While the story received a hearty applause from his audience, it seems to have mirrored a story written in the book "An Invisible Thread." Once informed of this error, Ryan wrote on his Facebook page to apologize for "failing to verify the original source of the story."
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/03/06/a-story-too-good-to-check-...
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