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October 29th, 2009

The government has overstated by thousands the number of jobs that it has created or saved with federal contracts under the president's $787 billion recovery program, viagra generic according to an Associated Press review of data released in the program's first progress report.

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  • 1. Billiam  |  October 29th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    What?? The Government RIGGED the numbers to make themselves, or a program look better than it actually is?! No! They’d never… gulp… lie,would they?

  • 2. Debunked  |  October 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    If you had actually bothered to read the article (yes, Billiam, this means you) then, first, this is an extraordinarily small sample size – ~30,000 jobs total with an estimated ~5,000 overstated.

    Second, you would note that it wasn’t government “rigging the numbers” so much as some federal agencies and independent businesses not reporting the correct values – whether because of misunderstood guidelines or deliberate deception is not clear.

    And third, it also states that some other businesses under-counted how many jobs were saved. But the headline nor the post here makes any mention of that, of course.

  • 3. Billiam  |  October 30th, 2009 at 5:23 am

    D. I don’t trust government, no matter who is in charge. They’ve been gaming the numbers in so many areas, such as unemployment, the cost of entitlements, etc. for so long that they are not worthy of trust. Hence my sarcasm. The sample size was small, but, big problems are made up of small symptoms, like fraud in medicare/medicaid.

  • 4. John Foust  |  October 30th, 2009 at 9:55 am

    When I read the headline, I thought this was going to be about Iraq or Afghanistan.

    What’s worse, job creation predictions, job creation estimates, job creation claims, or claims that war and gutting the Constitution prevented terror attacks and saved lives?

  • 5. Debunked  |  November 2nd, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Hush, John.

    Spending money on domestic infrastructure is wasteful. Spending even more money on failed overseas military excursions creating new hostilities toward our country for decades to come is an endeavor worthy of promoting both national security and world peace.

    And don’t you dare question that. It’s un-American.

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