Obama: Creating or saving jobs, congressional districts

In the Obama administration’s oft-used phrase “jobs created or saved,” the word “created” has been applied very, well, creatively. The official figures include tens of thousands of jobs that exist only on paper or in the minds of confused people. You might say the job-counters did the counting very liberally.

The AJC’s Jeremy Redmon identified more than 1,500 of these bogus new jobs in an article Sunday. His findings, as well as others from around the country, are summarized on this map compiled by the Washington Examiner.

Now comes a report from ABC News that the figures also break down jobs data into congressional districts that don’t even exist — in Arizona alone, there are 14 non-existent districts cited. In Georgia, more than $6.2 million in stimulus spending is identified in the fictitious 14th, 19th, 21st, 25th, 27th, 86th and 00th. (Is zero-eth a word? Zero-est? New contest: Name the ordinal number for zero! Or, better yet, double-zero! Yes, we can!)

Don’t worry, the Census is in the very best of hands.

(h/t: RedState)

26 comments Add your comment

jconservative

November 16th, 2009
6:46 pm

“Is zero-eth a word?”

FYI

Used by Isaac Asimov in one of his robot novels. The Three Laws of Robotics were expanded to include a fourth – the Zeroeth Law. It came before the First Law. I believe he used the spelling Zeroeth.

jconservative

November 16th, 2009
6:51 pm

I believe the 2010 census is back in the hands of the Bureau of the Census. Bunch of us raised holy h*ll & last I heard the White House had given up the game.

But that is what I have been told. You might want to double check.

saywhat?

November 16th, 2009
6:54 pm

According to the AJC reporter, there were 1500 possible non-jobs out of 24,500 claimed jobs. I don’t know what methods Mr. Redmon used to determine that number, I don’t know what methods were used to arrive at the number of 24,500, or who was responsible for arriving at that number in the first place. Did the number for GA come out of Washington, Perdue’s office, or somewhere else? Regardless,if we accept all these numbers now as accurate, 1,500 out of 24,500 is around 6%. While that may be a somewhat significant margin of error, it is hardly so egregious a variance as to suggest willful fraud in the original estimate. Perhaps there was an effort to have the original estimate reflect a best case scenario, perhaps not. Again, I don’t know.

An example of what real numbers fraud looks like is the crowd estimates at teaparty events on the Washington mall, inflated by a factor of 2, or even 7. When somebody claims that 50,000 or more jobs were saved or created in Georgia with the current data, then you will hear some outrage from me over the fact.

jconservative

November 16th, 2009
6:55 pm

FYI

Zeroeth Law of Thermodynamics
Two systems in thermal equilibrium with a third system are in thermal equilibrium to each other.

And here I thought all these years that Asimov had made up the word!
And knowing his ego he probably claimed that he did.

OK Kyle. I will now hush.

F. Sinkwich

November 16th, 2009
7:00 pm

Kyle, dude, some of your topics are kinda lame, just sayin’

Anyone with a brain knows the “saved jobs” claimed by this administration are bogus. My anecdotal evidence: No lib on these AJC blogs will defend these numbers put out by Chairman O’s administration.

Repukes and DummyCrats are ALL Scum

November 16th, 2009
8:03 pm

Well, it is better to be talking about fake saved jobs than fake saved souls as the Chimp and his Religion Czar did. A jobs Czar wouldn’t be too bad, git the deadwood working for their welfare bennies. Sweep that sidewalk boy. Most of the streets in Atlanta near marta stations should be power washed daily to remove the urine. In the name of efficiency, we could combine the two Czars, Religion and Jobs, into one position. Have a priest bless the power washers so they spray holy water onto the urine covered streets of the crooked city. BTW, did someone steal the poster labeled GayBlackCripple’s wheelchair? No doubt one of his home boys.

David Axelfraud

November 16th, 2009
8:25 pm

Kyle, please deal with this.

Samuel says: And as to why I want to know who you are, I’m a stalker who’s part of a network of telepaths, including a cousin who lives in Naperville. If you really live in the Chicago area, she’ll be able to ferret you out. I’ll then get on the next Delta flight to O’Hare or Midway, whichever airport you live closest to, and I will find you and reveal your true identity. You are warned.

David Axelfraud

November 16th, 2009
8:34 pm

Kyle, Samuel has made a direct threat at me. He has threatened to come to my house personally. He then “warns” me. THAT is a direct threat. It is your job to keep this blog clean of all threats. This person needs to be banned permanently!

dewstarpath

November 16th, 2009
8:36 pm

- jconservative –
Close but no cigar.

It’s spelled “Zeroth”.

David Axelfraud

November 16th, 2009
8:39 pm

dewstarpath

November 16th, 2009
8:42 pm

- Axelfraud – Think!
If this “samuel” is part of a network of “telepaths”(!!!) ,
why would he need HELP from a COUSIN to ferret you
out? I’m just saying.

David Axelfraud

November 16th, 2009
8:48 pm

dewstarpath, I understand that. But for him to make any sort of threat against me is against Kyle’s blog policy.

Bawney Fwank

November 16th, 2009
9:25 pm

The Obama administration of lies!
Promised 3 million NEW jobs, not saved jobs or imaginary jobs. Have lost >4 million jobs this year. Obama and the Democratic controlled Congress needs to come up with a plan to bring about the development of 7 million NEW jobs, not saved or imaginary.

fitzgerald

November 16th, 2009
10:05 pm

Is it possible that Cynthia Tucker’s job is part of the non-existent job count? If so, does she realize that she has a job that is really not a job? Hopefully, she is not getting paid for the non-existent articles she thinks she is writing.

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 16th, 2009
10:26 pm

It’s not exactly what Kyle is talking about but, through gerrymandering, you can be sure one set of jobs will be saved. Incumbents. The two parties will horse trade to see that most everyone is protected, unless they get really stupid and get a conviction or something that they can’t hide.

Sunshine and Thunder

November 16th, 2009
10:49 pm

First rule for democrats and lawyers: If the facts don’t prove your case, lie.

Sunshine and Thunder

November 16th, 2009
10:51 pm

One wonders how the AJC editorial board counts their jobs. No stimulous, no government, no job according to the moonbats.

FreedomLover

November 17th, 2009
6:20 am

Apparently, the liberals count jobs like preachers count “heads,” aka attendance figures. “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.”

Skip

November 17th, 2009
7:34 am

The jobs are at the same place as the W.M.D.

Peggy Joyner

November 17th, 2009
8:11 am

Here is my opinion, for what it is worth: Our “leaders” in Washington are drug dealers. They are hooking the people in this country on the government drug and feeding it to them like pap. It’s soft, easy to swallow, and creates a loyalty beyond belief.

We need to clean house, folks!

bob

November 17th, 2009
8:57 am

Saywhat, you should no Perdue had nothing to do with the numbers that Obamas people made up. You don’t think it’s fraud and want to jump to the tea parties to get away from the fact that the final tally for these jobs will be about three hunderd K for 1 permanant job that pays 30 K a year. That is all we would expect from liberals.

jt

November 17th, 2009
9:03 am

“We need to clean house, folks!”

Amen.

What would be even better, relegate these federal looters to the relevancy that the constitution calls for.

Barely none.

Kyle Wingfield

November 17th, 2009
10:30 am

Anti-Wooten, samuel, Sunshine, Axelfraud, et al. — enough with the name-calling and stupid threats. The next one will get the poster kicked off the blog.

booger

November 17th, 2009
10:33 am

I read the article on jobs creation Sunday, and what struck me was not the miscount but the methods used, and what counts as jobs saved. Apparently if stimulus money was used to give raises, each raise given is to be counted as a portion of a job saved. This was where the largest overcounts in Ga. were logged as agencies were giving entire staff raises, and counting all jobs as saved. They even defended this practice saying in effect, all employees might have quit without the raises.

This is the kind of deception we are hit with almost daily from this administration. Even if an agency were going to give raises anyway, if they recieve stimulus money, these count as jobs saved. I suppose we will see a big spike in jobs created or saved in Jan., the traditional government raise month.

Obama needs to create a program to create or save credibility.

David Axelfraud

November 17th, 2009
10:47 am

Kyle Wingfield, when did I name call? Seriously, I posted what others have said and you get on to me?

booger

November 17th, 2009
11:59 am

This just in. Over 5000 new jobs created by the stimulus package this week in the Stimulus job tracking agency.