Earlier this month I did a little research on the Obama administration’s multimillion-dollar Recovery.gov website and found that one Jefferson County, Colorado, job was created for every $1.1 million spent.
And now we find that dollar figure in fact may be low! Why? Among other reasons, $6.4 billion of stimulus money has been spent in phantom Congressional districts — including, as Mike Robinson points out at Rocky Mountain Right, on Colorado’s imaginary 64th Congressional district.
Because it comes from the government’s own website, and there’s reason to believe the figure is if anything on the conservative side, all Jeffco Republican candidates would be wise to repeat the $1.1 million per job point about the wastefulness of their opponents’ party.
Someone can double-check and continue to update those figures, too. However, taking the research deeper won’t be easy. For all the millions spent on the Recovery.gov website, David Freddoso is right: it’s pretty much useless.
Which is better than you can say about a lot of the current administration’s policies.