The “stimulus” is a scam, and even the TV networks are starting to notice:
The reporting problems are not limited to Arizona, ABC News found.
In Oklahoma, recovery.gov lists more than $19 million in spending — and 15 jobs created — in yet more congressional districts that don’t exist.
In Iowa, it shows $10.6 million spent – and 39 jobs created — in nonexistent districts.
In Connecticut’s 42nd district (which also does not exist), the Web site claims 25 jobs created with zero stimulus dollars.
The list of spending and job creation in fictional congressional districts extends to U.S. territories as well.
$68.3 million spent and 72.2 million spent in the 1st congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
$8.4 million spent and 40.3 jobs created in the 99th congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
$1.5 million spent and .3 jobs created in the 69th district and $35 million for 142 jobs in the 99th district of the Northern Mariana Islands.
$47.7 million spent and 291 jobs created in Puerto Rico’s 99th congressional district.
$47.7 million divided by 291 jobs = $163,917 per job in a non-existing district, according to ABC News. Take my word for it, that amount of dough for a government job in Puerto Rico is waaaay out of line. I want to know where that money went.
The ABC News couches their TV report with “Nobody’s suggesting any wrongdoing here,”
John McCormack has more on the scam.
Perhaps the “change” in “Hope and change” refers to money. Betsy posts Over a 10% error rate: Obama administration bookkeeping, which amounts to a heck of a lot of change.
And let’s not forget that the sale of a $1,000 lawnmower was credited with “saving or creating” 50 jobs while the sale of nine pairs of shoes for $890 “saved or created” nine jobs.
One job per pair of shoes. (By that standard I must have “saved or created” dozens of jobs sitting in my shoe closet. Yes, I have a shoe closet.)