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Saving Face?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Charles.F.Phillips, Nov 12, 2009.

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  1. Charles.F.Phillips

    Charles.F.Phillips TS Member

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    From The Washington Times, Inside Politics:


    "First it was the Associated Press refuting the Obama administration's claims for jobs saved or created nationwide by February's $787 billion economic stimulus measure. Then it was the Sacramento Bee refuting the claims that state agencies had made for California. Then it was the Chicago Tribune refuting the claims that state agencies had made for Illinois," the San Diego Union-Tribune said Wednesday in an editorial.

    "The errors were not of a minor or technical nature. They were egregious," the newspaper said.

    "AP reported that 'some jobs credited to the stimulus program were counted two, three, four or even more times.' The Bee reported that California State University said 'the $268.5 million it received in stimulus funding through October allowed it to retain 26,156 employees' - more than half its statewide work force. The Tribune reported that Illinois education officials grossly inflated job-saved numbers, sometimes saying school districts had saved more jobs than their total number of employees.

    "This is a scandal and should be treated as such. It's not government as usual. Instead, it appears to reflect a decision to distort government data collection to support explicitly political agendas.

    "With U.S. unemployment now topping 10 percent, the Obama administration is struggling more than ever to fashion credible counterarguments to the assertion made by this editorial page and many pundits and economists that the massive stimulus measure was a poorly thought-out pork fest that wouldn't work. What's the easiest way to defend the stimulus? Make up claims about its glorious results."
     
  2. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    FaceGate would be a good title, or Fuzzy Math Gate
     
  3. Hoosier Daddy

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    BS Gate might also be appropriate. Thanks for posting that Charlie, I thought the media was largely ignoring the true facts except for FOX.
     
  4. Charles.F.Phillips

    Charles.F.Phillips TS Member

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    Hoosier Daddy,

    The Washington Times (WashTimes) is a great paper; not to be confused with the Washington Post (WaPo), which is the print equivalent of MSNBC. I get most of my news from WashTimes.

    R/s,<br />
    Charlie
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    The real unemployment number is 17.6 percent. HMB
     
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    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Dahaub said we "should get out and work for our candidate". I guess this is what he meant. What a bunch of crooks.

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/its_not_over_recanvassing_shows_ny23_race.html
     
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