Latest True Fact-checks on Paul Ryan Paul Ryan stated on September 26, 2016 in a tweet: "Repeated requests for additional security in Benghazi were routinely denied" by Hillary "Clinton’s State Department." Paul Ryan stated on June 26, 2016 in a TV interview: The United States is "the oldest democracy" in the world. Paul Ryan stated on January 9, 2016 in a column posted on Medium.com: "Today, if you were raised poor, you’re just as likely to stay poor as you were 50 years ago." Paul Ryan stated on November 4, 2015 in a TV interview: The U.S. "tax rate on successful small businesses is 44.6 percent," while the business tax rate in Canada is 15 percent. Paul Ryan stated on September 2, 2014 in a speech: "Miller Brewing is not a U.S. company any more. Neither is Anheuser-Busch." Paul Ryan stated on March 3, 2014 in a report issued by the House Budget Committee Republican staff: "Over the past three years, ‘deep poverty’ has reached its highest level on record." Paul Ryan stated on December 19, 2013 in an interview: Members of the military don’t "contribute toward their pension." Paul Ryan stated on August 12, 2012 in a television interview: Says under Wisconsin law, he cannot remove his name from the ballot for re-election to Congress. Paul Ryan stated on June 9, 2012 in his keynote address at the Republican Party of Texas convention: Says if labor force participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama became president, unemployment would be 11 percent. Paul Ryan stated on January 25, 2011 in a response to the State of the Union address: "The debt will soon eclipse our entire economy."