Below, from ABC News comes a story on more bogus job figures on Recovery.gov. This time "saved and created" jobs are being attributed to non-existent congressional districts. The mistakes, of course, are being attributed to "human error." There's an old saying in data collection. "Garbage in, garbage out." One might reasonably wonder if the FIRED ACORN WORKERS of a few months back have been newly employed in "created" jobs at Recovery.gov.
Exclusive: Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist
Human Error Blamed for Crediting New Stimulus Jobs to Nonexistent Places
By JONATHAN KARL
Nov. 16, 2009—
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.
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.
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Oh, by the way Mr. Pound, human beings have every so often also been known to lie, mislead, dissemble, cook books and generally obfuscate to make themselves or their BOZ look better when the REAL data tells a very different story from the picture they want the world to see. On the other hand, you might be right on this one, in as much as this administration is showing itself to be peopled almost entirely by woeful incompetents.