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Gingersnap
11-17-2009, 11:24 AM
Exclusive: Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist

Human Error Blamed for Crediting New Stimulus Jobs to Nonexistent Places
By JONATHAN KARL

Nov. 16, 2009

Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 15th congressional district, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that's what the Web site set up by the Obama administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says.

Discrepancies on government web site call into question stimulus spending.There's one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district in Arizona; the state has only eight districts.

And ABC News has found many more entries for projects like this in places that are incorrectly identified.

Late Monday, officials with the Recovery Board created to track the stimulus spending, said the mistakes in crediting nonexistent congressional districts were caused by human error.

"We report what the recipients submit to us," said Ed Pound, Communications Director for the Board.

Pound told ABC News the board receives declarations from the recipients - state governments, federal agencies and universities - of stimulus money about what program is being funded.

"Some recipients clearly don't know what congressional district they live in, so they appear to be just throwing in any number. We expected all along that recipients would make mistakes on their congressional districts, on jobs numbers, on award amounts, and so on. Human beings make mistakes," Pound said.

The issue has raised hackles on Capitol Hill.

Rep. David Obey, D-Wisc, who chairs the powerful House appropriations Committee, issued a paper statement demanding that the recovery.gov Web site be updated.

"The inaccuracies on recovery.gov that have come to light are outrageous and the Administration owes itself, the Congress, and every American a commitment to work night and day to correct the ludicrous mistakes."

"Human error". LOL!

ABC (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jobs-saved-created-congressional-districts-exist/story?id=9097853)

lacarnut
11-17-2009, 11:36 AM
I would like to know where the $761,420 spent on non existent jobs at a non existent district went. The money did not go puff into thin air or did it?

Speedy
11-17-2009, 02:22 PM
I would like to know where the $761,420 spent on non existent jobs at a non existent district went. The money did not go puff into thin air or did it?

Are you kidding? This is the government we are talking about here. Mistakes. like Hell. That Black Son of a Bitch in the Whitehouse was yanking numbers out of his ass and got caught.

AmPat
11-17-2009, 03:07 PM
Are you kidding? This is the government we are talking about here. Mistakes. like Hell. That Black Son of a Bitch in the Whitehouse was yanking numbers out of his ass and got caught.

Now we can divide these "hard" figures into the number of states, 57, subtract the previous jobless, add the number of jobs "saved" and report the new good news of only losing another half million jobs next month.:rolleyes:

In the Newspeak of Fancy Nancy, O Blah Blah, Biden, and Dirty Harry, this means things are getting better.

Apache
11-17-2009, 03:15 PM
. ... That Black Son of a Bitch in the Whitehouse... .Race has NO place in this, whatsoever. Ideology, yes. Keep that in mind.

Speedy
11-17-2009, 04:47 PM
Race has NO place in this, whatsoever. Ideology, yes. Keep that in mind.

He is Black, is he not?

Apache
11-17-2009, 05:14 PM
He is Black, is he not?

Again, his race has no bearing on his actions...

FlaGator
11-17-2009, 07:26 PM
I got offered a really high paying government job. Does anyone know where Vermontshire is ?

Speedy
11-17-2009, 09:25 PM
Again, his race has no bearing on his actions...

So a Black man can't be called "Black?" His race has everything to do with him being President. His race has everything with the press giving him a pass on everything.

patriot45
11-17-2009, 09:45 PM
I would like to know where the $761,420 spent on non existent jobs at a non existent district went. The money did not go puff into thin air or did it?

I would worry more in the places where it has actually created jobs...... at a cost of $ 160,000.00 per job! Money welll spent.:rolleyes:

Big Guy
11-17-2009, 09:50 PM
I got offered a really high paying government job. Does anyone know where Vermontshire is ?

It's over yonder way. :D

Teetop
11-18-2009, 12:14 AM
Now we can divide these "hard" figures into the number of states, 57, subtract the previous jobless, add the number of jobs "saved" and report the new good news of only losing another half million jobs next month.:rolleyes:

In the Newspeak of Fancy Nancy, O Blah Blah, Biden, and Dirty Harry, this means things are getting better.

Exactly!

This clown has no clue to run a major economy or a country.

Rockntractor
11-18-2009, 12:19 AM
Exactly!

This clown has no clue to run a major economy or a country.

He will first destroy our economy and capitalist system. Then he will rule!

Constitutionally Speaking
11-18-2009, 06:56 AM
The WHOLE idea of "saved or created" is a JOKE. It is a PHONY statistic, made up by this administration to fool the stupid. I made this point a while back to Supercrash's last incarnation.