State GOP delights as Obama Web coders screw up stimulus site

Due to what has been passed off as a "coding error," the Web site devoted to compiling how the federal stimulus dollars are benefiting Congressional district has listed a whole bunch of districts that simply don't exist, such as the patently bogus 00 in Penssylvania.

Here's how the strate Republican Party responded:

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the U.S. Government’s Web site, Recovery.Gov, which lists stimulus funds awarded to the 00th, 96th, 21st, 23rd and 65th congressional districts in Pennsylvania, all of which do not exist.

“I think I figured out why the stimulus isn’t working.  According to the U.S. Government Web site Recovery.gov, the United States is wasting stimulus dollars in Pennsylvania congressional districts that don’t even exist! 

“While many Pennsylvanians are still waiting for something positive to come of the stimulus, I guess those living in the 00th congressional district can be proud that President Obama, Senator Specter and Democratic congressional members for ‘creating’ so many jobs. 

“Obama needs to let Pennsylvanians know if and how stimulus money was spent in congressional districts that don’t exist?”

According to the official government Web site, Recovery.gov, that is designed to track how stimulus dollars are being spent, millions of dollars have gone to congressional districts that don’t exist.

The site highlights job creation and stimulus dollars spent in the following Pennsylvania congressional districts, none of which that exist.

  • 00th Congressional District –  $6,729,345
  • 96th Congressional District - $1,960,179
  • 21st Congressional District - $1,952,810
  • 23rd Congressional District - $1,487,259
  • 65th Congressional District - $474,837

 According to the government site, seven jobs have been created in District 00. The errors have not yet been fixed.