Bogus Jobs Saved In A Town Near You

Hats off to the Washington Examiner.  They created a map looking into claims of jobs created or saved by the billions spent in the stimulus package to determine the validity of the claim.  You can find the map in full HERE.

While they do not have any jobs listed from NH here is what is said about the several jobs created or saved in MA.

Boston, MA

60 property companies in Massachusetts claimed to have “saved” stimulus jobs when in fact, all of their jobs had been previously covered by federal rent-subsidy contracts. “There were no jobs created,” one such company's spokesman said. “It was just shuffling around of the funds.”

Source: and Boston Globe

Bridgewater, MA


Bridgewater State College claimed to have created 160 jobs with a $77,000 grant. College officials have admitted this was a mistake.

Source: and Boston Globe


Greenfield, MA

The local Head Start program created no new jobs, but used its $245,000 grant to give pay raises.
Source: and Boston Globe

From the Examiner's article found HERE:

More than ten percent of the jobs the Obama administration has claimed were "created or saved" by the $787 billion stimulus package are doubtful or imaginary, according to reports compiled from eleven major newspapers and the Associated Press.

The Obama administration has claimed that the $787 billion economic stimulus package "saved or created" some 650,000 jobs. But almost as soon as the White House trotted out this figure, news organizations found huge exaggerations in the reported data. Many of the jobs reportedly created do not exist or cannot be accounted for.

UPDATE: Today's report from ABC News tells us that prior to releasing its jobs report, the administration cut out 60,000 additional jobs from unreliable reports, none of which appear to overlap with the ones we've highlighted here. Had those jobs been included in the original count, the number of jobs "created or saved" by the stimulus would have exceeded 700,000, and the number of imaginary or doubtful jobs would have approached 20 percent.