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    Default Yeah, this is EXACTLY who I want running health care

    Pres. Obama and his merry band of incompetent boobs:

    Exclusive: Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist
    Human Error Blamed for Crediting New Stimulus Jobs to Nonexistent Places
    By JONATHAN KARL
    Nov. 16, 2009—


    Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 15th congressional district, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that's what the Web site set up by the Obama administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says.

    There's one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district in Arizona; the state has only eight districts.

    And ABC News has found many more entries for projects like this in places that are incorrectly identified.

    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.


    "We report what the recipients submit to us," said Ed Pound, Communications Director for the Board.

    Pound told ABC News the board receives declarations from the recipients - state governments, federal agencies and universities - of stimulus money about what program is being funded.

    "Some recipients clearly don't know what congressional district they live in, so they appear to be just throwing in any number. We expected all along that recipients would make mistakes on their congressional districts, on jobs numbers, on award amounts, and so on. Human beings make mistakes," Pound said.

    The issue has raised hackles on Capitol Hill.

    Rep. David Obey, D-Wisc, who chairs the powerful House appropriations Committee, issued a paper statement demanding that the recovery.gov Web site be updated.

    "The inaccuracies on recovery.gov that have come to light are outrageous and the Administration owes itself, the Congress, and every American a commitment to work night and day to correct the ludicrous mistakes."

    ABC News was able to locate several examples on the government's Web site outlining hundreds of millions of dollars spent and jobs created in Congressional districts that have been misidentified.

    For example, recovery.gov says $34 million in stimulus money has been spent in Arizona's 86th congressional district in a project for the Navajo Housing authority, which is actually located in the 1st congressional district.

    The reporting problems are not limited to Arizona, ABC News found.

    In Oklahoma, recovery.gov lists more than $19 million in spending -- and 15 jobs created -- in yet more congressional districts that don't exist.

    In Iowa, it shows $10.6 million spent  and 39 jobs created -- in nonexistent districts.

    In Connecticut's 42nd district (which also does not exist), the Web site claims 25 jobs created with zero stimulus dollars.

    The list of spending and job creation in fictional congressional districts extends to U.S. territories as well.

    $68.3 million spent and 72.2 million spent in the 1st congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    $8.4 million spent and 40.3 jobs created in the 99th congressional district of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    $1.5 million spent and .3 jobs created in the 69th district and $35 million for 142 jobs in the 99th district of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    $47.7 million spent and 291 jobs created in Puerto Rico's 99th congressional district.



    Stimulus Fund Mystery
    Interesting facts and figures, but none of these districts exist.

    The recovery.gov Web site was established as part of the stimulus bill "to foster greater accountability and transparency" in the use of the money spent through the stimulus program. The site is a well-funded enterprise; the General Services Administration updated it earlier this year with an $18 million grant.

    ABC News' Zach Wolf contributed to this report.


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    Human beings make mistakes," Pound said.

    Yea like putting this guy (Mr. Obama) in office in the first place. Lies, misinformation and more lies, and this is the change that we can believe in.

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    Here is another goody

    USPS Posts $3.8 Billion Loss for FY2009

    They can't run something as simple as the USPS, perhaps they should fix the broken things first

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULL321 View Post
    Human beings make mistakes," Pound said.

    Yea like putting this guy (Mr. Obama) in office in the first place. Lies, misinformation and more lies, and this is the change that we can believe in.

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    Obama and his merry band of idiots would have torn the Bush Administration to sheds and called for his impeachment for lying to the people if he did this. But its ok for them to do it.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Best part about the Stimulus, they have only spent around 10%, and the economy is recovering. So why spend the rest??? It does show that hey were clueless when they put this non-sense in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Best part about the Stimulus, they have only spent around 10%, and the economy is recovering. So why spend the rest??? It does show that they were clueless when they put this non-sense in place.
    Because he wants to prove Margaret Thatcher wrong about what happens when you run out of O.P.M.(Other People's Money).

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    I don't know about the rest of you but I'm hoping for change in 2012.

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    One term. That's it. Guaranteed.
    But he's the chosen one. The messiah. The savior of the free world.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    I don't know about the rest of you but I'm hoping for change in 2012.


    But he's the chosen one. The messiah. The savior of the free world.
    Sorry, to disappoint you, but there will be change in 2010. We were promised that by spending our futures now that unemployment would not rise above 8 percent. The stimulus project is an absolute failure authorized by a bunch of incompetents. Americans want instant gratification and they didn't get it. The most recent elections are a precursor of things to come. If it hadn't been for that traitor Scabofozza in the 23rd the democrat would never have won that election either.

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