Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shocker! White House Overstates Jobs "Saved" or "Created"

Overstates is a nice word for "lies," but let's not go there. Let's go here.

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.

It's amazing that the same people who can't do math are supposed to be trusted with our health care.