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big whoops? Stimulus jobs overstated by 1000's?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091029/ap_on_bi_ge/us_stimulus_jobs
An early progress report on President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan overstates by thousands the number of jobs created or saved through the stimulus program, a mistake that White House officials promise will be corrected in future reports.

The government's first accounting of jobs tied to the $787 billion stimulus program claimed more than 30,000 positions paid for with recovery money. But that figure is overstated by least 5,000 jobs, or one in six, according to an Associated Press review of a sample of stimulus contracts.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:01 PM on Oct. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • 787,000,000,000/25,000=31,480,000 per job. Awesome budgeting there! Thanks so much for putting these mental giants in charge of the country!
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:32 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • That is pathetic. I guess HOPE makes you state incorrect information, I'm glad they will CHANGE and correct future reports.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 3:32 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • The White House is caught in a lie! Let's marginalize them! LOL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • "overstates  lies about  thousands the number of jobs created or saved through the stimulus program, a mistake  lie that White House officials promise will be corrected in future reports."


    Fixed that for ya.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Hmmmm....seems like another "teachable moment!!!" LOL

    Obama's people ought to brush up on their 4th grade math skills...seems they've forgotten how to "carry" and "borrow!!!" :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:08 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • The White House is caught in a lie! Let's marginalize them! LOL

    ***

    You ought to know about marginalizing...it's what liberals do best!!! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:09 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • uh no I think they have the borrowing thing down all toooo well Lori
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 4:09 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • LOL...mamakirs!!! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:18 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Maybe it wouldn't be so bad all by itself but when you add that to all the lies and fudging the Obama administration has done already it is a BIG thing.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:24 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

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