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.
BAM! Suck it recession/depression! You've been owned, bitch.
Trouble is, only 508 people work there.
Why you got to go all negative and shit?
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.
Um. No. It's actually just going to give me more money. But I do look forward to the "portion of jobs saved" list.
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.