USAToday has a good list of shady stimulus accounting reports:
- $15,355 “creating or saving” 108 police jobs in Connecticut.
- $2 million “creating or saving” almost 1500 Teach for America jobs.
- $26,174 “creating or saving” 450 jobs for a roofing company. It turns out that the manager had hired five roofers and an inspector for one job, and the government reported that as 450 jobs.
If only making up numbers were a productive activity, the stimulus would feed, shelter, and clothe us. Unfortunately we need cops and teachers and roofers to get by.