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"Obama's misleading jobs rhetoric

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"Suburban homeless: Rising tide of women, families

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"........ The federal government is again counting the nation's homeless and, by many accounts, the suburban numbers continue to rise, especially for families, women, children, Latinos and men seeking help for the first time. Some have to be turned away.

"Yes, there has definitely been an increased number of turnaways this year," said Jennifer Hill, executive director of the Alliance to End Homelessness in suburban Cook County, Illinois. "We're seeing increases in shelter use along the lines of 30 percent or more."

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual survey last year found homelessness remained steady at about 1.6 million people, but the percentage of rural or suburban homelessness rose from 23 percent to 32 percent. The 2009 HUD report, which reflected the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2008, also found the number of sheltered homeless families grew from about 473,000 to 517,000. ........"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100216/ap_on_re_us/us_suburban_homeless

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"Obama's misleading jobs rhetoric

Examiner Editorial
February 16, 2010
Source WashingtonExaminer.com
 
"There he goes again. In the latest Economic Report of the President, Obama repeats his claim that the $787 billion economic stimulus program "has saved or created roughly two million jobs so far." Administration officials stopped saying that last year after journalists and think tankers across the political spectrum examined the supporting data posted on the official recovery.gov Web site and found it full of factual holes.

Thousands of jobs were claimed to have been saved or created in phantom congressional districts and ZIP codes. Thousands of raises given to public employees were counted as jobs saved or created. The Examiner's David Freddoso and Mark Hemingway examined media investigations and found nearly 100,000 phony positions. In other words, the claim that 2 million jobs were saved or created by the Obama economic stimulus program was exposed as being about as trustworthy as the used car salesman's assurance that the clunker on his lot was owned by a little old lady who only drove it to church on Sunday.

The fiasco prompted Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag to issue new "simplified guidelines" for how to measure the effect of the stimulus program on employment. But, as Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., wrote in a Jan. 8 letter to recovery.gov's inspector general, the new guidelines actually raised additional credibility questions about White House assertions on the stimulus program's effectiveness.

Said Issa: "The new guidance counts every job that is funded using stimulus money -- even if it existed before the Recovery Act, and was not in any danger of being eliminated -- as 'created or saved.' This definition ignores the plain meanings of the words 'created' and 'saved,' and makes Recovery.gov's 'JOBS CREATED/SAVED' label a falsehood, further eroding the confidence of the American people in their government."

Some of the president's closest economic advisers also made some startling claims in connection with the new Economic Report. Council of Economic Advisers chairwoman Christina Romer, for example, said the economic stimulus program saved millions of Americans from "destitution." The dictionary defines destitution as "utter poverty" and the "lack of the means of subsistence." Who could have imagined that wasting money on fake jobs would yield such miraculous results?"

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Obama_s-misleading-jobs-rhetoric-84422777.html

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Comments

1.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - February 17, 2010, 11:07 am
I wonder if they investigated these fake jobs created. Is money being spent for these fake jobs and paid to who to administer.
2.
jarasanComment by jarasan - February 17, 2010, 11:36 am
Sham administration.....................they are sick in las cabezas.
3.
konaneComment by konane - February 17, 2010, 1:15 pm
Thanks JAP! Some administration after this one will have to investigate, and do hope they prosecute. Fake jobs = slush fund .... maybe.
4.
konaneComment by konane - February 17, 2010, 1:16 pm
Thanks Jarasan! Hope & Change = Smoke & Mirrors.
5.
time*treatComment by time*treat - February 17, 2010, 7:07 pm
Hey, the car salesman couldn't help it the little old lady thought she was Danica Patrick. ;)
6.
MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - February 17, 2010, 8:07 pm
I would really like to know , how they came up with these numbers ?
Oh, thats right Bammie and Biddie were playing Rock, scissors, paper....!
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konaneComment by konane - February 17, 2010, 10:30 pm
Thanks Time*treat! .... or from an earlier time the "Little Old Lady From Pasadena."
8.
konaneComment by konane - February 17, 2010, 10:33 pm
Thanks Maddog! Apparently those numbers were transmitted in from an alternate universe where their sort of reasoning somehow works.

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