Obama’s Stimulus Goes To Fake Zip Codes


stimulus-checksRecovery.gov, the Obama administration’s supposedly transparent attempt to let citizens know how every dollar of the $787 billion stimulus package was spent, is turning out to be a lot more comic fiction than fact.

Not only have fake jobs been reported in phantom congressional districts, but Steve Allen Adams of NewMexicoWatchdog.org discovered that some of the $27 million of federal money his state received also went to nonexistent zip codes:

“Closer examination of the latest recovery.gov report for New Mexico shows hundreds of thousands of dollars sent to and credited with creating jobs in zip codes that do not exist in New Mexico or anywhere else. Moreover, funds reported as being spent in New Mexico were given zip codes corresponding to areas in Washington and Oregon.”

The next quarterly report by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board — the federal agency in charge of tracking stimulus dollars, which responded to the fake congressional district scandal by labeling them “unassigned” — is due January 30.

It should be hilarious.

As much as $9.5 million in federal stimulus dollars went to the 14 zip codes in Virginia that don’t exist or are in other states, Old Dominion Watchdog reports.

The phony zip codes are a new wrinkle in Recovery.gov’s increasingly tattered credibility. In November, Ed Pound, director of communications for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, said a rash of phantom congressional districts found on the website were the result of confusion by fund recipients, who apparently didn’t know who their congressman was.
But who would give millions of dollars to somebody who doesn’t even know their own zip code?

{Washington Examiner/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}