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Labor Department spends stimulus funds for ads during Olbermann, Maddow shows

by on August 22, 2012

This is just so incredible and unconscionable. $495,000 of our tax dollars spent to run Obama ads during lowest rated cable shows Maddow and Olbermann??? Enough is enough and the bum has got to go!!!

Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word to prospective Job Corps enrollees.

The firm ultimately negotiated ad buys for “two approved spots” airing 14 times per week for two months on “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” and “The Rachel Maddow Show,” according to a project report, which listed the number zero under a section of the report asking how many jobs had been created through the stimulus contract.

David Williams, president of the nonprofit watchdog Taxpayers Protection Alliance, called the contract “questionable” because it created no jobs and because of the placement of the ads on shows viewed as friendly to the administration’s policies.

“Hiring a PR firm does not create jobs, and this was obviously meant for selling a particular political agenda,” Mr. Williams said. “The placement really reeks of a political ad rather than a job ad, and taxpayers see through this.

  1. Anonymous permalink

    Obama’s incompetence is so grand that out of $500,000 stimulus funds, he was not able to create a single job. This is incompetence on a level never seen before. Everything Obama touches turns to dust. He is the most unlucky gambler I have ever seen. Never go to Vegas with this guy. He couldn’t pick a winner by mistake.

    The worse part about it was only 35 people combined watch(ed) those shows and 11 of those are in comas and can’t change the channel. So not only was the money spent wrongly but it was p i s s e d away…………………..

    • Great points! Instead of the ‘Midas’ touch, he’s got the ‘My Ass’ touch since everything he fiddles with turns to sh–!!!

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