Rep. Dave Obey (D-Wis.), who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, took the administration to task for pervasive errors on the Web site designed to monitor disbursement of the stimulus funds. He called those errors "outrageous." "Credibility counts in government and stupid mistakes like this undermine it. We've got too many serious problems in this country to let that happen," Obey said in a statement. "Whether the numbers are good news or bad news, I want the honest numbers and I want them now."The best claim made by the Obama Administration on jobs saved is from an Arkansas cemetery that says it's saved 50 jobs by purchasing a $1000.00 lawnmower.
The runner up...Missouri's 14th Congressional District has saved 5 jobs at a cost of over $600,000. On the other hand, I defy you to FIND the 14th Dist in Missouri. Then of course is the case of Arizona's 9th District.
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.These are the successes that the Obama Administration is touting in it's efforts to "save jobs" for America. I have a better plan, lets find 499 people in Washington new jobs next November.
There's one problem, though: There is no 9th Congressional District in Arizona; the state has only eight Congressional Districts. 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 fact, Recovery.gov lists hundreds of millions spent and hundreds of jobs created in Congressional districts that don't exist.