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November 16, 2009

Shocker: Based Just on Limited Media Evaluations Conducted So Far, At Least 10 Percent of "Saved or Created" Stimulus Jobs Are Simply Made-up and Fictitious
Bonus: Jobs Being "Created" In Congressional Districts That Themsleves Don't Exist, Either

And, again, that's only so far. The media is looking into this, tepidly, but only in scattered reports.

Bear that in mind: These are just the "jobs saved, created, or fabricated" that the media has found thus far in 11 specific, limited analyses.

My favorite? A shoemaker receiving under a thousand bucks of "stimulus" money claimed he'd put that $900 into creating nine jobs.

Talk about bang for the buck!

His actual record? He sold nine pairs of shoes to the military.

Well, I guess making each one of them was a "job," if you define it that way. But then -- why not 18 jobs? Why be stingy when you're makin' shit up?

A San Diego tv station, meanwhile, finds only one job in the entire city "created" by stimulus money.

If We're Making Up the Jobs, Why Not Make Up the Locations of Them, Too? This stupid douchebag.

Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 9th Congressional District, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that's what the website set up by the Obama Administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says.

There's no 86th Congressional District in Arizona either, but the government's recovery.gov Web site says $34 million in stimulus money has been spent there.

In Oklahoma, for example, the site lists more than $19 million in spending -- and 15 jobs created -- on Congressional districts that don't exist. In Iowa, it shows $10.6 million spent and 39 jobs created -- in non-existent districts.

In Connecticut's 42nd District (which also does not exist), the website 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.

Obama's creating jobs like wildfire in those "bonus seven states" he once alluded to.






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