Skip to comments.USDA Inflated the Number of Jobs Created by Stimulus, IG Says
Posted on 12/22/2012 4:57:32 AM PST by Olog-hai
The U.S. Department of Agriculture improperly inflated the numbers of jobs created or saved by the 2009 economic stimulus, according to the agencys own Office of Inspector General (OIG).
[We] identified job numbers that were inflated because award recipients reported cumulative job numbers instead of the number of jobs created or saved during the quarter being reported. In other instances, job numbers were under-reported, according to an OIG audit released Dec. 13.
The report claims that without accurate job figures, it is difficult to know whether the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was effective in creating or saving jobs.
As of March 31, 2011, USDA agencies had posted 4,960 awards amounting to $9.29 billion to Recovery.gov. However, USDA agencies did not properly verify information received by award recipients, who did not always provide accurate job numbers, according to the inspector general.
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Gee, ya think?
NO...that just can’t be...my flabbers are ghasted yet again.
Another gns moment.
Government Bloat is Not Growth: Real Gross Domestic Private Product, 20002011
No surprise, coming from a corrupt administration.
This was government wide. I know for a fact that contracts that were already funded would have the funding switched to Recovery money and then count every employee working the contract as a created or saved job. Smoke and mirrors. And the companies reported based on instructions from said government. They did not create or save much of anything. But don’t let fact get in the way of a good story.