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    Exclamation Obama Admin. Lies Again busted by ABC NEWS!

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


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    Discrepancies on government web site call into question stimulus spending.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."

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    Exclusive: Stimulus Job Count: Fuzzy Math?Exclusive: Obama Administration Strips 60K Phantom Jobs From Stimulus ReportRecovery.gov: Where Are Stimulus Dollars Going?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.

    Click Here to Track the $787 Billion Stimulus Plan

    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.
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    For laughs, I 'Anagrammed' the name 'Barack Hussein Obama'.

    One of the results came back "Aura Backs Bohemian's", for whatever that's worth.

    (It should be noted that it also brought back "Bobs Marihuana Cakes" . . . make of that what you will!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektarr View Post
    For laughs, I 'Anagrammed' the name 'Barack Hussein Obama'.

    One of the results came back "Aura Backs Bohemian's", for whatever that's worth.

    (It should be noted that it also brought back "Bobs Marihuana Cakes" . . . make of that what you will!)
    LMAO!! I knew Obama and Bohemian were tight! I knew it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    LMAO!! I knew Obama and Bohemian were tight! I knew it!
    tight, like when I am in my happy place with my hands tightly around his neck, holding his head under water...

    better than water-boarding...


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    so... who here thinks that these bogus numbers are just honest mistakes??
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    So, can I create one of those phantom appropriation districts and locate it in my pocket?

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    Congressman Joe Wilson-YOU LIE.-Exactly
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    "The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke

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    Yea its sad when the media can find your mistakes. They barely know night from day.

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    His supporters will still follow him over the cliff
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