Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Classic Government Accounting

So where is the money going? Jobs Saved or Created in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist - ABC News
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.

There's one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district in Arizona; the state has only eight districts.
Slush funds are de rigueur in Chicago politics. Not that I think our fearless leader would involve himself in corruption. (Like a real estate deal with Tony Rezko?)

The folks in charge say "Never fear" these are mere errors because folks don't know what district they live in. (Do you? Do you know how to find out what district a given address is in? It isn't hard to do.)

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