The “stimulus” passed by Congress and the Obama Administration has truly done a wonderful thing. It has expanded the number of congressional districts in Virginia beyond the eleven we currently have, and managed to create new jobs in them! I never thought something like this would be possible, but I really have to wonder who is representing all these new districts. I certainly don’t recall hearing about an election for the “79th Congressional District of Virginia”, much less ever having a representative for it.
But its got new jobs. Seven of them.
Here’s a list of the new districts we have, and what our federal government has been doing in them, courtesy of Recovery.gov:
|District||New Jobs||Total Cost|
|00 congressional district||2.5||$2,120,669|
|36th congressional district||10||$687,689|
|26th congressional district||5.6||$533,930|
|79th congressional district||7||$402,584|
|17th congressional district||0||$330,453|
|51st congressional district||0||$186,900|
|13th congressional district||3||$57,988|
|98th congressional district||0||$51,156|
|21st congressional district||1||$47,715|
|25th congressional district||0||$47,030|
|29th congressional district||0||$34,499|
After viewing this, how much confidence do you have in the statistics put out by the current administration about the effects of all this massive spending and debt we’ve taken on? If you’re like me — heck, even if you’re not — you really have to approach anything the Obama administration says with a huge amount of skepticism. Even the Stalinists were better at putting out information that on its surface seemed somewhat credible. This is a case of just making stuff up, and doing so very, very badly.
Now where did that public affairs spokesman for Saddam Hussein go? I think there’s a job opening for him in the current administration, and it’ll likely cost us less than the average cost for these 29.1 non-existent “stimulus” jobs of $154,658.52.
H/T: Virginia Virtucon
UPDATE: Bacon’s Rebellion also shows that there seems to be a curious relationship between the amount of “stimulus” money provided and whether the district is represented by a Republican or a Democrat. Surely, no one would have expected the “stimulus” to be used as a means of protecting incumbent Congressmen of one party over another?
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