It seems that the number of 'stimulus' jobs 'created or saved' in Massachusetts were a lot fewer than reported. Who says so? Why, the area's biggest Democratic support apparatus, The Boston Globe, who else?
While Massachusetts recipients of federal stimulus money collectively report 12,374 jobs saved or created, a Globe review shows that number is wildly exaggerated. Organizations that received stimulus money miscounted jobs, filed erroneous figures, or claimed jobs for work that has not yet started...
The federal stimulus report for Massachusetts has so many errors, missing data, or estimates instead of actual job counts that it may be impossible to accurately tally how many people have been employed by the massive infusion of federal money. Massachusetts is expected to receive an estimated $1 billion more in stimulus contracts, grants, and loans.
Awesome. And guess what's on the way now? More 'stimulus,' because the last one worked so well.
Senate Democrats will take up a new job-creation bill in the wake of the 10.2 percent unemployment rate, Majority Leader Harry Reid told his colleagues Tuesday.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) told The Hill that Reid (D-Nev.) made the announcement about a new jobs bill at the Senate Democrats’ weekly lunch.
Reid said he was looking at an initiative focused on job creation “and that our caucus will take it up,” Cardin said.
You want to help the economy, Senator? Stop spending like Nicholas Cage, and stop demonizing private business, entrepreneurship and "the wealthy," because those are the foundation on which the economic recovery needs to be built.
11/11/09 1730: Ed needs to add Massachusetts to the list. I guess the next question is which liberals/Democrats/journalists (BIRM) will be using the number 640,239 in their talking points?
11/12/09 1145: And now he has. The sample size may now be large enough to safely assume that every state grossly inflated their 'stimulus' numbers for jobs 'created or saved.' As a result, we know the number is lower. Much, much lower.
(Sorry about the duplicate post - it's been deleted.)