White House Says ARRA Saved 4,000 Education Jobs in City; Post Reveals Fraud -- It Saved More
This is speculative, which fuels Obama's opposition. "Considering that the federal stimulus was $787 billion," says Robert A. George, "the quarter-million 'created or saved' education jobs (spread over 50 states) is pretty thin gruel." He also disputes the possibility of identity of "saved" jobs.
The most novel complaint in the bunch, though, is that of the New York Post's Charles Hurt, who reveals the Administration's stunning secret: It actually rescued more jobs than its flacks claimed! "The White House report understates the number of teaching jobs saved in New York City by 10,000, red-faced officials admitted yesterday," he says, per the city's own Education Department spokeswoman, Ann Forte. Hurt also got federal education officials to admit that "The 4,000 figure is off."
"The White House should go back to school," sniffs Hurt. When the people hear the truth, Obama is clearly finished. Photo (cc) woodleywonderworks.