Tuesday, November 17, 2009

“Fake, fake…fake, fake!”

Those four words, uttered by the great 20th century philosopher Elaine Benes, sum it up rather nicely…don’t you think?

What am I talking about? Why all the fake jobs and fake money that’s been flowing into fake Congressional districts from the fake Stimulus bill.

Jerry: "What about the breathing, the panting... the moaning, the screaming?"
Elaine: "Fake, fake...fake, fake!"

Recovery.gov shows money flowing to nonexistent Congressional districts. “Recovery.gov also shows 2,893.9 jobs created with $194,537,372 in stimulus funding in New Hampshire’s 00 congressional district. But, there is no such thing. The site also shows $1,471,518 going to New Hampshire’s 6th congressional district, $1,033,809 to the 4th congressional district and $124,774 to the 27th congressional district. In fact, New Hampshire only has two congressional districts; inviting confusion about where the money listed for the 00, 4th, 6th and 27th districts is going.” (h/t: Instapundit)

The "yeas" had it...

According to The Washington Times, “The government Web site that promised to show exactly where the $787 billion in stimulus spending was going to "create or save" jobs is allocating billions of tax dollars to hundreds of congressional districts that don’t exist. Researchers at the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity found 440 “phantom districts” listed on Recovery.gov, consuming $6.4 billion and creating or saving nearly 30,000 jobs. Their findings are listed HERE.

And there’s a map of the federal fakery HERE!

It's all about jobs, especially when you can double-up on them...

You know it’s bad when even the Democrats are up in arms about it. “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.’ He added, ‘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. Whether the numbers are good news or bad news, I want the honest numbers and I want them now.’"

Give it away, give it away, give it away - now...

The White House, of course, blames it on “human error.” Of course…

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