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    STIMULUS WATCH: Salary raise counted as saved job

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    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.

    The Georgia nonprofit's inflated job count is among persisting errors in the government's latest effort to measure the effect of the $787 billion stimulus plan despite White House promises last week that the new data would undergo an "extensive review" to root out errors discovered in an earlier report.

    About two-thirds of the 14,506 jobs claimed to be saved under one federal office, the Administration for Children and Families at Health and Human Services, actually weren't saved at all, according to a review of the latest data by The Associated Press. Instead, that figure includes more than 9,300 existing employees in hundreds of local agencies who received pay raises and benefits and whose jobs weren't saved.
    If the practice of counting raises as jobs saved wasn't bizarre enough, they are actually defending the practice:

    But officials defended the practice of counting raises as saved jobs.

    "If I give you a raise, it is going to save a portion of your job," HHS spokesman Luis Rosero said.

    The latest stimulus report, released Friday, significantly overstates the number of jobs spared with money from programs serving families and children, mostly the Head Start preschool program. The report shows hundreds of the programs used nearly $323 million to provide pay raises and other benefits to their existing employees.

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    The Bergen County Community Action Program in Hackensack, N.J., noted the nearly $213,000 it received went to cover raises for existing staff only, but it also reported saving 85 jobs.

    At Southwest Georgia Community Action Council in Moultrie, Ga., director Myrtis Mulkey-Ndawula said she followed the guidelines the Obama administration provided. She said she multiplied the 508 employees by 1.84 the percentage pay raise they received and came up with 935 jobs saved.

    "I would say it's confusing at best," she said. "But we followed the instructions we were given."
    This is an outright attempt by the Obama white house to make their failed stimulus bill look like a success. To coin a phrase, "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."

    The stimulus bill was a pig.

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    Re: STIMULUS WATCH: Salary raise counted as saved job

    Does the concept of logic reach anyone in Washington?
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    Re: STIMULUS WATCH: Salary raise counted as saved job

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Does the concept of logic reach anyone in Washington?
    Not as long as ignorant masses of people vote for them...

    Nope.
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    Re: STIMULUS WATCH: Salary raise counted as saved job

    1) That lipstick on a pig comment became sexist a year ago. Get with the program. Even though it's not sexist, it is officially sexist as proclaimed by The Messiah-ess herself.

    2) If the administration can legitimately find proof that giving a raise saved a job, I don't see the problem. I paid this guy $5/hr and turns out he couldn't afford it so he was about to leave. I pay him $10/hr now and he doesn't leave. Saved job?

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    Re: STIMULUS WATCH: Salary raise counted as saved job

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke[MaxX] View Post
    1) That lipstick on a pig comment became sexist a year ago. Get with the program. Even though it's not sexist, it is officially sexist as proclaimed by The Messiah-ess herself.

    2) If the administration can legitimately find proof that giving a raise saved a job, I don't see the problem. I paid this guy $5/hr and turns out he couldn't afford it so he was about to leave. I pay him $10/hr now and he doesn't leave. Saved job?
    Someone should tell Obama about the sexist comment then. I heard him use it a few days ago.

    A raise could be considered a "saved" job only by the bureaucrats in Washington.

    Now, I'd love to hear you explanation as to why a COLA increase should be considered a "saved job."

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    Re: STIMULUS WATCH: Salary raise counted as saved job

    She said she multiplied the 508 employees by 1.84 the percentage pay raise they received
    Wow, I just noticed this. Did these people actually get a 84% pay raise from the stimulus money??

    Looks like the community activists are doing pretty good under Obama. I can't imagine why.....

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    Re: STIMULUS WATCH: Salary raise counted as saved job

    This all just *figures*
    I'm never shocked by what they do - they're all idiots and love to try to hide it.
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