Administration: Stimulus Creates Jobs in Non-Existent Congressional Districts

By   /   November 16, 2009  /   News  /   4 Comments

According to the Obama Administration, the expenditure of $61,000 in federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created or saved 25 jobs in New Mexico’s 22nd Congressional District. You read that right: New Mexico’s Twenty-Second Congressional District. (We only have enough population for three congressional districts).

Federal stimulus dollars, according to the Obama Administration, as reported at, also created or saved 15.8 jobs in the 35th Congressional Distict (where $8.96 million in stimulus dollars were spent) and 2.7 jobs in NM 00 (which received $731.370).

Other fictional New Mexico Congressional Districts receiving stimulus money were NM 40 (no jobs for $7.96 million), NM 4 (10 jobs created/saved for $4.72 million), NM 13 (5 jobs created for $3.3 million), NM 16 (no jobs for $517,980), NM 9 (no jobs for $100,000), NM 6 (1 job created/saved for $63,199) and the 25th Congressional District that received a mere $6,819.

It’s all right here, the official word from the Obama Administration on the postive effects of nearly a trillion in stimulus spending it is reporting in the Land of Enchantment. Here’s the New Mexico summary page listing over $16 million of spending in New Mexico’s 35th and 40th Congressional Districts…kind of a tip off that something is really amiss. Click the “view all Congressional districts” at the bottom of the table listing five Congressional districts for New Mexico and you’ll be taken to the page listing jobs created/saved and money expended in the ten new Congressional districts for New Mexico created miraculously as the result of the stimulus spending.

This comes on the heels of our report this morning that the Obama Administration claims to have created or saved over 4,800 New Mexico jobs in the space of a few weeks.

The claimed efficacy of the Stimulus Bill has been questioned by the media several times in the past month. Numerous media studies have revealed a reporting system riddled with errors and results that are “impossible” to calculate, such as the number of jobs “saved” by the bill.

Vice President Joe Biden admitted that the administration’s statistics were flawed after an Associated Press study revealed several instances of exaggerated and outright false job creation. The vice president went on to pledge that “further updates and corrections are going to be needed.” A timetable for such corrections has not yet been established.


Jim formerly served as staff reporter for