First, it was CBS News, Bloomberg, and Joe Biden’s own admission that the numbers were inaccurate. Then came news from the Chicago Tribune and the Sacramento Bee that the report on jobs was rife with fraud and mistakes. Then came revelations from the Boston Globe, followed by the damning news from ABC that money is being spent and jobs are being created in Congressional districts that don’t even exist!
The lies have gotten so bad, that even Democrats in Congress don’t believe the Obama Administration anymore:
A powerful House Democrat used unusually harsh terms to blast the Obama administration’s manipulation of stimulus data Monday night, and demanded an honest accounting of results from the $787 billion government program.
Rep. Dave Obey (D-Wis.), who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, took the administration to task for pervasive errors on the Web site designed to monitor disbursement of the stimulus funds. He called those errors “outrageous.”
“Credibility counts in government and stupid mistakes like this undermine it. We’ve got too many serious problems in this country to let that happen,” Obey said in a statement. “Whether the numbers are good news or bad news, I want the honest numbers and I want them now.”
Oh, one more thing: Don’t panic; these people will be much better when it comes to analyzing data related to health care.