By Travis Melvin, August 27, 2013.
There have been articles for over a year pointing out the inaccuracy of the Obama Administration’s job numbers, usually looking at the inventive math used to obtain those numbers and accounting tricks to back them up. However, the lies have reached a whole new level as the Administration presses forward with its phony statistics.
The New York Times looked at just one area of the President’s job stimulus and loan programs and caught him red-handed. It looked at $1.6 billion spent under the Agriculture Department’s Rural Development loan program that the Administration has claimed was a flagship success.
Several of the companies listed as success stories were interviews by the Times, and it was discovered that the reported numbers and those told by the businesses themselves did not match. And, in many cases, they were not even close. Here are a few highlights:
Difference: 187 jobs – only 5% of the jobs listed are real
Difference: 204 jobs or 38% of what the Administration listed.
Difference: 398 jobs or .05% of those listed
These are just a few examples of places where the Administration spent millions of dollars and reported amazing success in job creation and recovery. These were companies it blatantly lied about when reporting job growth. If it lied about these three, how many other new jobs are just smoke and mirrors?
Mr. President, could you please tell us what the real job numbers are now?