Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shocker

No, not the fact that the stimulus funds were wasted. Not the fact that the number of created/saved jobs was wildly exaggerated. And certainly not the fact that Massachusetts severely inflated and falsified numbers.

The real shocker is that the Boston Globe has actually exposed it. First sentence:

While Massachusetts recipients of federal stimulus money collectively report 12,374 jobs saved or created, a Globe review shows that number is wildly exaggerated.

My favorite quote: One of the largest reported jobs figures comes from Bridgewater State College, which is listed as using $77,181 in stimulus money for 160 full-time work-study jobs for students. But Bridgewater State spokesman Bryan Baldwin said the college made a mistake and the actual number of new jobs was “almost nothing.’’

That's quite a correction.

3 comments:

ManBeast said...

Check it out. I just saved like 50 jobs. Just like that. Prove I didn't.

SheaHeyKid said...

I'd be impressed, except I just saved 100 and created another 50.

Or maybe the amount was closer to "almost nothing."

Fredo said...

Yeah, well I saved twenty-sev...

Dang it.

Never mind.

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