What kind of human error leads to creating congressional districts that don’t exist?
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.
Discrepancies on government web site call into question stimulus spending. 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.
And that was after the fact-checking.
Some jobs were certainly created by the recovery.gov site though:
The recovery.gov Web site was established as part of the stimulus bill "to foster greater accountability and transparency" in the use of the money spent through the stimulus program. The site is a well-funded enterprise; the General Services Administration updated it earlier this year with an $18 million grant.
$18 million for a website? Couldn’t they have just created a Facebook group? Perhaps President Obama could just have Twittered the results. Oops I forgot. He doesn’t Twitter.
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