David Obey Is Not Happy With The Stimulus Reporting Problems
House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-WI) doesn't sound too happy about Recovery.gov's recent reporting errors on stimulus jobs created or saved. ABC News reported that a few jobs had been reported as created or saved in a non-existent congressional district--Arizona's 15th (Arizona actually has eight), and the Office of Management and Budget actually took 60,000 created-or-saved jobs off the national total due to "unrealistic data."
"Credibility counts in government and stupid mistakes like this undermine it," Obey said (via The Hill).
"Whether the numbers are good news or bad news, I want the honest numbers and I want them now."