Recovery.gov, the federal web site bills itself as:
…the U.S. government’s official website providing easy access to data
related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.
Trouble is, way too much of the information is wrong or outright nonsensical. It counts jobs never in danger of elimination as jobs saved and reports jobs saved or created in nonexistent congressional districts. Now, we learn, we are to be grateful for jobs created or saved (and our money spent) in zip codes that don’t exist:
“Closer examination of the latest recovery.gov report for New Mexico shows hundreds of thousands of dollars sent to and credited with creating jobs in zip codes that do not exist in New Mexico or anywhere else. Moreover, funds reported as being spent in New Mexico were given zip codes corresponding to areas in Washington and Oregon.”
Like the rest of the Obama “recovery program,” Recovery.gov is a joke. It might as well track The One Ring on its journey back to Mordor.