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Lies, Damned Lies, and White House Stimulus Claims

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 17:28 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

The only thing that surprises me is that anyone believes Barack Obama any more.

President Barack Obama’s economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.

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About two-thirds of the 14,506 jobs claimed to be saved under one federal office, the Administration for Children and Families at Health and Human Services, actually weren’t saved at all, according to a review of the latest data by The Associated Press. Instead, that figure includes more than 9,300 existing employees in hundreds of local agencies who received pay raises and benefits and whose jobs weren’t saved.

[ . . . ]

“If I give you a raise, it is going to save a portion of your job,” HHS spokesman Luis Rosero said.

If you are thinking this is proof that the current administration doesn’t know what they’re doing, you would be correct.

(Hat tip: Glenn Reynolds.)

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