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Stimulus bill saves nonexistent jobs

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According to the White House, 30 jobs were saved in Arizona’s 15th district, at a cost of only $761,420.

The only problem is, Arizona has only eight Congressional districts.

Another $34 million went to Arizona’s 86th district.

In Oklahoma: $19 million to nonexistent districts. That $19 million was said to have created 15 jobs: that works out to $1.27 million per job.

In Iowa: $10 million.

In the U. S. Virgin Islands: $76 million.

In Puerto Rico: $47.7 million.

All these in nonexistent districts. Recovery Board spokesmen attributed these to “human error”:

Late Monday, officials with the Recovery Board created to track the stimulus spending, said the mistakes in crediting nonexistent congressional districts were caused by human error.
. . .
“Some recipients clearly don’t know what congressional district they live in, so they appear to be just throwing in any number.

I suppose it’s true that a lot of us don’t know what district we live in.

But then, we don’t get checks for a few million dollars, either.

You can see what stimulus money went for in your district at the Recovery.gov website. For example, California was awarded $18.5 billion, and co far, received $8 billion.

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Written by freedomactionnow

November 22, 2009 at 8:15 pm

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