How Out Of Whack Are The Obama Administration's Job Numbers?

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on November 17, 2009

Sufficiently out of whack that even Democrats are getting upset with the Administration:

A powerful House Democrat used unusually harsh terms to blast the Obama administration’s manipulation of stimulus data Monday night, and demanded an honest accounting of results from the $787 billion government program.

Rep. Dave Obey (D-Wis.), who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, took the administration to task for pervasive errors on the Web site designed to monitor disbursement of the stimulus funds. He called those errors “outrageous.”

“Credibility counts in government and stupid mistakes like this undermine it. We’ve got too many serious problems in this country to let that happen,” Obey said in a statement. “Whether the numbers are good news or bad news, I want the honest numbers and I want them now.”

There will likely be more of this. And the Administration now seems to have a serious political/public relations problem on its hands.

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