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Philadelphia, Camden rake in stimulus funds ^ | 1/14/10 | Jeff Shields and Chelsea Conaboy

Posted on 01/14/2010 5:32:59 PM PST by Nachum

The City of Philadelphia will receive nearly $44 million in stimulus funds, with the city of Camden raking in another $26 million for job creation and housing programs, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday.

The grants were part of the $2 billion in Recovery Act funding detailed by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan that went directly to cities, states and non-profit housing development organizations.

"Philadelphia is famous as a city of neighborhoods and today’s announcement is a huge boost for communities across this city,” Mayor Nutter said in a press release. “We have fought for every dollar possible from the Recovery Act to help create jobs and invest in Philadelphia. These funds will enable us to build new affordable homes and to put more Philadelphians back to work.”

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: camden; funds; philadelphia; stimulus

1 posted on 01/14/2010 5:32:59 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
went directly to cities, states and non-profit housing development organizations. <<

Operative words....”non-profit”........

Someone is gonna have to make a profit to pay for it....Wonder who that will be??


2 posted on 01/14/2010 5:40:39 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Nachum

What a waste. That money would be better spent helping the people of Haiti.

3 posted on 01/14/2010 5:40:53 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Nachum

And both places will still be disasters

4 posted on 01/14/2010 5:44:00 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pnh102

I thought exactly what you id. Imagine how far that money would go in Haiti now.

5 posted on 01/14/2010 5:48:53 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Nachum

“the city of Camden raking in another $26 million for job creation and housing programs”

Why not? The NJ taxpayers are going broke, paying for their failed school system. Why not get some more freebee’s from the rest of the taxpayers for them to squander.

6 posted on 01/14/2010 5:53:35 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: Nachum

The middle of January, 2010! Surprize! The Bribe Money starts flowing from the Urgent Stimulus Package for Shovel Ready Jobs one year later! and Not to Shovel Ready Construction Jobs! Surprize! But RAT ther to Inner City Demorat Buy the Voter Give away Programsalready covered by Unemployment Training and Billions of other Govt Transfer of Wealth Programs! OBOZO is buying the VOTES in Camden and Philly now, as if he hadn’t already with the Black Panther Thugs at the Voting Places in 2008!

7 posted on 01/14/2010 5:55:24 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: pnh102

Actually, You are much too Optimistic! The money would be better spent giving it to Pelosi and Reid for their two favorite Charities! Pelosi and Reid Enterprises! or soaking the money with gasoline and lighting a match to it!

8 posted on 01/14/2010 5:59:18 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE, Associated Press Writer
FR Posted on 01/12/2010 by tobyhill

The White House has abandoned its controversial method of counting jobs under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus, making it impossible to track the number of jobs saved or created with the $787 billion in recovery money. Despite mounting a vigorous defense of its earlier count of more than 640,000 jobs credited to the stimulus, even after numerous errors were identified, the Obama administration now is making it easier to give the stimulus credit for hiring. It's no longer about counting a job as saved or created; now it's a matter of counting jobs funded by the stimulus. That means that any stimulus money used to cover payroll will be included in the jobs credited to the program, including pay raises for existing employees and pay for people who never were in jeopardy of losing their positions. (Excerpt) Read more at ...

Phantom zip codes also found in Virginia | 1/6/10 | BARBARA HOLLINGSWORTH

As much as $9.5 million in federal stimulus dollars went to 14 zip codes in Virginia that don’t exist or are in other states, Old Dominion Watchdog reports ( The fake zip codes were listed on, the federal Web site that is supposed to track how the stimulus money is being used.


FEDERAL SPENDING CREATES SLUSH FUNDS FOR ENDANGERED DEMS Any fool can plainly see that Ohaha is frantic----rushing to get money into the hands of ACORN, SEIU, immigrant groups, and others, BEFORE the Nov 2010-12 elections. Stupid Dems know that, for them, it's curtains in 2010-12---unless massive voter fraud takes place. They need to buy votes, and are pulling out all the stops to get billions into the hands of their operatives---ACORN, SEIU, immigrant groups, and others.


(a) 80% of the trillion dollar stim is unspent and under his control......that is being hoarded to finance endangered Dem.

(b) June 9, 2009 Obama announced, "Several financial institutions are set to pay back $68B to taxpayers." Taxpayers assumed that would be returned to the general funds from whence it had come order to pay down the debt. The truth, however, is that the money returned is finding new life as part of what amounts to a Treasury Dept-controlled slush finance candidates.

(c) Remember that the first four years of ObamaCare is to amass $$billions. Period. Healthcare does not kick in til 2013. Another gimmick pushes much of the legislation’s costs off the federal budget and onto the private sector by requiring individuals and employers to purchase health insurance....or pay a hefty fine or go to jail (only illegals are exempt from this provision).


REFERENCE Nov 18, 2009
ABC NEWS: Why Was White House Website Riddled With Errors?

Officials tell ABC News so far, they found 700 mistaken Congressional districts out of more than 130,000 stimulus grants. On Monday night, ABC reported on errors found on the website set up by the White House to track the number of jobs created or saved by the economic stimulus program. The website was riddled with reports of jobs in places that didn't even exist. That report prompted anger on Capitol Hill, and defensiveness at the White House. On Tuesday night's broadcast, ABC's Chief Congressional Correspondent Jon Karl took another look at the stimulus confusion (link)

LINK---Jon Karl: White House Vows to Correct Stimulus Reports Officials Tell ABC News So Far, They Found 700 Mistaken Congressional Districts Out of More Than 130,000 Stimulus Grants

ABC NEWS' JONATHAN KARL, Chief Congressional Correspondent, REPORTS, Nov. 17, 2009

When it comes to stimulus spending, could the wheels of government bureaucracy be grinding too quickly for once? Responding to more inaccuracies discovered in the reporting of spending and job creation from the administration's economic stimulus plan, the top White House official charged with overseeing the program vowed today to go through the reports with a fine-toothed comb and to correct the mistakes.

The promise came after ABC News found that, the government Web site created to track the expenditures, had many job creation and stimulus spending figures that were attributed to congressional districts that do not exist, or that were incorrectly identified.

"The first time out, we knew there were going to be problems," said Edward DeSeve, special advisor to the president on the stimulus bill. "We don't think there are a lot of them. There are less than 1 percent in terms of the recent concern about congressional districts of the overall reports. And we've got a good commitment from the recovery board to work with us to fix them."

Officials tell ABC News, so far, they have found 700 mistakenly credited congressional districts out of more than 130,000 stimulus grants. The White House's Web site claims that more than 640,000 jobs have already been saved and created by the " $787 billion stimulus program. The reports used to come up with that number are riddled with errors.

In addition to the jobs in non-existent congressional districts reported Monday by ABC News, in real congressional districts, there are also problems, lots of them.

Moore's Shoes in Campbellsville, Ky., claims nine jobs were created from an $890 grant for nine pairs of work boots for the Army Corps of Engineers. Head Start of Augusta, Ga., claimed 317 jobs with a $790,000 grant, but it was really just a one-time raise to its 317 employees.

Chris Whitley is a fiscal officer for Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity Authority, which administers the Head Start program in Augusta. He says it was the administration's stimulus help line that advised them to claim 317 jobs. "It wasn't illegal, immoral or unethical. And they told me to do it, so I did it," said Whitley.

The mistakes have prompted anger on Capitol Hill. Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., the powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was outraged that one sewer project in his district was listed as creating 100 jobs. The real number is five. When asked what he thought when he saw the mistakes in his district, Obey said, "I wanted to strangle somebody." Obey is demanding the administration fix the mistakes. "Fix the problem, the blessed problem, so that we're getting accurate information. I don't care what people's bureaucratic niceties are, or how hard it is to do it. I mean, they've got to fix the problem, so the American people can understand what the realities are. SOURCE


Debate over origin of clerical errors is center of's discrepancies.

Exclusive: Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist

WATCH: Web of Errors:'s Bad Math

WATCH: Stimulus Recipients Advised to Round Up?

Exclusive: Stimulus Job Count: Fuzzy Math?

Exclusive: Obama Administration Strips 60K Phantom Jobs From Stimulus Report Where Are Stimulus Dollars Going?

9 posted on 01/14/2010 8:41:17 PM PST by Liz
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To: Nachum

I got a job for the people of Philly. How about we pay them by the pound for picking up the garbage that is all over the streets. And have them fix up the rundown houses.

The only good things left in Philly are historical sites and cheese steaks.

10 posted on 01/31/2010 7:51:23 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Obama is intent on destroying America!)
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