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White House Overstates Number of Stimulus Jobs Created, Reviews Find

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    .........Obama has promised the stimulus would save or create 3.5 million jobs by the end of next year, and the data released Friday represented the first head count toward that goal.

    The Journal review found that some colleges and universities counted every part-time student's work-study position as a full-time job. And some low-income housing landlords whose longtime contracts with the federal government were funded by the stimulus this year reported a total of 6,463 employees as jobs saved.

    Dozens of recipients claimed to have created or saved at least one job with less than $2,000 in stimulus money, for a total of at least 3,300 jobs, according to the Journal review.

    The Associated Press found that more than 250 other community agencies in the U.S. similarly reported saving jobs when using the money to give pay raises, pay for training and continuing education, extend employee work hours or buy equipment, according to their spending reports.

    Most of the inflated figures were like those cited in the 935 saved jobs reported by the Southwest Georgia Community Action in Moultrie, Ga. The agency, like hundreds of others collecting Head Start money, claimed all its existing employees' jobs were saved because they received a pay raise with the stimulus cash.

    The Georgia program inflated the numbers even further by claiming the recovery money saved more jobs than the number of people it actually employs. The agency employs 508 people but claimed 935 jobs were saved because of confusion over government reports.....

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  2. windcatcher

    windcatcher New Member

    Apr 28, 2007
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    All of this movement of 'money' has strings which attach the people and their 'independant' government agencies to the servatude of the federal government without no real return. It is just a dirty rotten shell game, no better than Madoff played....... actually worse, but the crime is against us all and the criminals in government may never face charges.

    They've stolen and are continuing to steal from us and most of our representatives, senators, and even state and local officials are co-conspirators in the fraud, where they've made promises to us and have told and continue to tell us; we've traded our prosperty, labor, and freedom for chains of control, poverty, and empty promises.