Oct 29 2009
The AP is taking the Obama administration to task for all the fictional jobs they claim to have ‘created or saved’.
_ A company working with the Federal Communications Commission reported that stimulus money paid for 4,231 jobs, when about 1,000 were produced.
_ A Georgia community college reported creating 280 jobs with recovery money, but none was created from stimulus spending.
_ A Florida child care center said its stimulus money saved 129 jobs but used the money on raises for existing employees.
Here are some of the findings:
_ Colorado-based Teletech Government Solutions on a $28.3 million contract with the Federal Communications Commission for creation of a call center, reported creating 4,231 jobs, although 3,000 of those workers were paid for five weeks or less.
_ The Toledo, Ohio-based Koring Group received two FCC contracts, again for call centers. It reported hiring 26 people for each contract, or a total of 52 jobs, but cited the same workers for both contracts. The jobs only lasted about two months.
_ Officials at East Central Technical College in Douglas, Ga., said they now know they shouldn’t have claimed 280 stimulus jobs linked to more than $200,000 to buy trucks and trailers for commercial driving instruction, and a modular classroom and bathroom for a health education program.
“It was an error on someone’s part,” said Mike Light, spokesman for the Technical College System of Georgia. The 280 were not jobs, but the number of students who would benefit, he said.
How many people are shocked that their hard earned income may have been squandered on bathroom for a Georgia College? That is something the damn college should be covering – not me.
AP is not the only one calling the propagandist on the carpet for all these mythical positive results from the failed liberal idea of stimulating new jobs through sluggish and wasteful federal spending of our tax dollars. This article at Bloomberg pulls no punches:
â€œMost analysts predict that the fiscal stimulus will have its greatest impact on growth in the second and third quarters of 2009,â€ Romer said. â€œBy mid-2010, fiscal stimulus will likely be contributing little to growth.â€
In other words, the best the failed stimulus could produce is now behind us. This country is in deep pain due to those incompetent liberals running DC right now.