reported this morning that Recovery.gov, the Obama administration's Web site to track stimulus spending, was calculating jobs created in non-existent congressional districts.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty picked up on the news this afternoon,
tweeting " Fed spending out of control- it appears to go places that don't exist. MN has 8 cong districts; Recovery.gov says we have a 57th."
," which received about $400,000. He's right. In fact, not only does the site list a 57th district, but there's also a "42nd," a "27th" and even a "00
Recovery Board officials told ABC that the district mixup was the result of stimulus recipients submitting forms with faulty data because they "don't know what congressional district they live in."
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