Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stimulus Programs for Non-Existant Districts

This stimulus program is working so good that there are districts getting money....that don't even exist.
Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Arizona leaders at Sky Harbor Airport, regarding the success the stimulus has seen in Arizona, stating that it has created about 12,000 jobs.

According to recovery.org, the government’s website that tracks the stimulus funds, thirty jobs in Arizona’s 15th district were either saved or created with $761,420 in stimulus funds. The problem with this “good news” is that Arizona only has eight Congressional Districts.
Politicians love to talk about how great their programs are impacting the lives of Americans, whether it is true or not.
Arizona's page, for example, showed the state's 52nd, 15th and 86th congressional districts received hundreds of thousands of dollars in stimulus money, according to CNN affiliate KNXV. However, no such districts exist in Arizona, which has only eight congressional districts.
A report released Wednesday by the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity said it found such errors on pages for all 50 states, four territories and Washington, D.C. More than $6.4 billion in stimulus funds was shown as being spent -- and more than 28,420 jobs saved or created -- in 440 false districts, it said.
Why do they allow Biden out in public? The selection of Biden as a running mate should have disqualified Obama immediately. What was he thinking? Obviously he was not doing much thinking.

The idea behind government accountability is prudent, but not when they are the ones making the accounting. Why would anyone waste time looking at recovery.gov? Only those looking to find the jokes?

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