19 November 2009
Obama Creates Jobs and Congressional Districts
Obama's Recovery.gov website claims to document the number of jobs the Stimulus Bill has created or saved. It reported that 640,329 jobs were created or saved and was helpful enough to break those jobs down by congressional district. The Washington Examiner has now added up the numbers of as-yet known fictitious jobs saved or created and has reached a number of 76,779.
Just to refresh your memory, the $787 billion 2009 Stimulus Bill was said to have created or saved the 640,329 jobs at a cost of $1,229,056 in terms of the allocated money. To adjust for the fact that the government has proven very slow in actually spending the money and will not spend much of it until after the actual recession is long gone, the government claimed to have created these jobs at a cost of $531,250 per job. Now we can adjust this cost per job for the maximal number of jobs which may have been created, 563,550. The cost per job is then $603,628 per job. Wow, I am impressed. The Obama government may be able to create one job with a sum of money that the private sector would create about 12 jobs with. Of course as we discover that more of these created jobs are fictitious, the cost per job will go up and the private sector will look ever more efficient in creating jobs. And we ought not forget that the biggest actual effect of the $787 billion Stimulus Bill was to discourage the private sector from hiring for fear that the heavy government deficit spending would decrease business profits over the longer run as it caused inflation, weakened the dollar, and was used by governments to cause mischief.
The Obama Recovery.gov website has also shown us that this $18 million construct creates fictitious Congressional Districts. It has created 440 such fictitious Congressional Districts. In reality, there are 435 legitimate Congressional Districts. Now as I recall, Obama campaigned at one point in 57 states and thought he had one more state to get to in order to have campaigned in all of the states. That makes 58 states. Now, of course, my readers all know there are 50 states, so Obama inflated the number of states by only a factor of 1.16. The number of Congressional Districts has been Obama-inflated by 2.01, so Obama is gaining skills in inflationary power as he gains presidential experience!
Just to look at the case for Virginia, which has 11 Representatives and therefore has Congressional Districts numbering from 1 to 11, Recovery.gov lists the following fictitious Virginia districts:
00, 12, 13, 17, 21, 25, 36, 51, 79, 98
This is actually a below average degree of Congressional District inflation! But I really get a kick out of District 00 and the fact that District 98 implies that Virginia is much the most populous state in the Union! This takes us right back to the earliest days of the Union, when the Commonwealth of Virginia was just that.
The 12th and 13th Congressional Districts of Virginia were lost after the 1860 Census, and the 17th and 21st Districts were lost after the 1840 Census! Democrats always have been very good at getting the votes of the dead, so it should be no surprise that they are also able to resurrect dead Congressional Districts when it suits their purposes. Interesting thought. Does this mean that we have underestimated Obama's powers as the Messiah? What if he is creating jobs in Virginia prior to 1860 and 1840?!!!!! This would mean he was aiding the cause of slavery in Antebellum Virginia.
Remember that for Obama and socialists of his ilk, the truth is that which furthers the cause of socialism. It has nothing whatever to do with reality.