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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

White House Website Lists Jobs That Don't Exist From Stimulus

A $787 billion dollar stimulus bill, meant to stimulate our economy was passed by Congressional Democrats and the Obama administration and not only did it spectacularly fail to create the amount of jobs Obama and crew promised, but the jobs they do report as success are peppered with fake jobs in non-existent districts.

Multiple news reports show how trustworthy the Obama administration is in accounting for all that money.

Starting with ABC, piece titled "Exclusive: Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist."

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.

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.

What does the White House blame it on? Human error.

Ok, people make mistakes, but supposedly the powers that be did go through the data provided because it reported, via ABC News again, "Obama Admin Slashed 60,000 Jobs From Recent Stimulus Report," from 12 Stimulus Recipients that reported unrealistic data.

How about the "75,343 Bogus jobs 'created or saved' by the Stimulus?"

More than ten percent of the jobs the Obama administration has claimed were "created or saved" by the $787 billion stimulus package are doubtful or imaginary, according to reports compiled from eleven major newspapers and the Associated Press.

Based only on our analysis of stimulus media coverage in the last two weeks, The Examiner has created this interactive map to document exaggerated stimulus claims. The map, which will be updated as new revelations appear, currently reflects an exaggeration by the Obama administration of about 75,000 jobs, out of the 640,000 jobs supposedly "created or saved."

The map reflects reports from The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, the Sacramento Bee, The New York Times, USA Today, the Las Vegas Sun, the Detroit Free Press, the New York Post, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It remains a work in progress because relatively few newspapers have scrutinized stimulus spending so far.

A little information about the White House website that reported these fake stimulus jobs. Over and above the $787 billion on a stimulus bill that stimulated far less than Team Obama is trying to make the public believe it stimulated, the website, cost taxpayers an additional $18 million.

Starting to feel all warm and fuzzy again?