Saturday, January 16, 2010

Emails I hate to read

Today I received one of those emails that you just hate to get. But read it I did and, what was that phrase? "I'm mad, too, Eddie!"

How's our economy doing? Recovering? Think so?

OK, so read this one...

" is the U.S. government’s official website providing easy access to data related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

"Do the math and figure how much each job cost us." (The sender included his opinion here; for you with tender ears (and eyes), I've deleted that opinion.)

"Scroll over map and view funds rewarded, funds received and jobs created.

"Also enter zip code.

"Choose a state from the drop-down menu, or enter your zip code to see federal contracts, grants, or loans in your neighborhood.
State data in the box in the lower left-hand corner.
Select state, zip code, or congressional district under "Funding."
Click on a dot to see the summaries of each award.
Search by recipient or by topic (e.g., "university," "energy," "transportation")"

Let me tell you now where to go:

Now, watch out for those big numbers. Do the math... (Be sitting down...)

Funds received $2,475,990,000
Job Created: 24,448
Cost per job: $101,275
And there is still $4,000,000,000 to come!!!

ZIP Code 60098 (Woodstock)
Funds received $24,465,724
Job Created: 46
Cost per job: $531,864

Where did the money go???

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