Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stimulus jobs less than Americans were told

A few weeks ago, liberals cheered when a report came out that about 30,000 jobs had been created or saved by stimulus dollars. Of course, these liberals shut down pretty quickly once they realized that Obama had promised 3.5 Million jobs and that 30,000 job number was a huge disappointment.

The AP has done a check into those 30,000 to see if they were real. Turns out, even the 30,000 job number is inflated:

An early progress report on President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan overstates by thousands the number of jobs created or saved through the stimulus program, a mistake that White House officials promise will be corrected in future reports.

The government's first accounting of jobs tied to the $787 billion stimulus program claimed more than 30,000 positions paid for with recovery money. But that figure is overstated by least 5,000 jobs, according to an Associated Press review of a sample of stimulus contracts.

The AP review found some counts were more than 10 times as high as the actual number of jobs; some jobs credited to the stimulus program were counted two and sometimes more than four times; and other jobs were credited to stimulus spending when none was produced.


Hey liberals, it is time to man up and admit you were snookered into believing total garbage from the President and the VP on the stimulus dollars!

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