Obama Blew Half a Million in Stimulus Cash to Run Pro-Obama Ads on MSNBC

It’s an Obama world.

The Obama regime blew half a million dollars in stimulus cash to run pro-Obama ads on MSNBC.
The ads were meant to promote and recruit young liberals for green jobs.
The Washington Times reported:

The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.

The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.

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 Obama administration said the decision to put the ads on MSNBC had nothing to do with politics.

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  • mg4us

    This is FRAUD and THEFT in the first degree. .

    And speaking of blowing stimulus money on crony pals. . (Pay for Play) with MSNBC prostituting itself and its journalistic integrity. .

    Here is another Demoncrat blowing a situation. . .

    And lets not forget BJ Clinton. .the master-baiter!

    Clinton is to give the lead talk at DemoncRAT convention. .
    Obama screws country and BJ Clinton blows smoke up our @$$

  • Kathteach

    Somewhere I remember Joe Biden telling Americans in 2008 that he was in charge of making sure all that “emergency” stimulus money would not be abused by the good old US government. (ya’ll know those Tarp and Tamp and UP OUR ASS stimulus bills Congress rushed to pass and Obama was waiting like a wolf in his den to sign the minute he got in office….)

    They told us at the time (2008-2009 – BTW – while Obama was in charge) that these enormous bills that robbed so many Americans were to ensure that we could still be able to trust our banks to get like ……money out of our ATM machines. Never mind that we all lost over 50% of our mutual funds and stock investments that year, Anyone remember these good old days of Obama’s first year?

    Why we ever bought their crap on day one of the Obama Regime is beyond me but we did.

    And now we have to undo what we did back then. In November, I think we will.

    What a friggin scam they pulled on us all. And Joe Biden – let’s look up all your references about how those “stimulus” funds would be monitored to ensure the best practices on behalf of the taxpayers.

    This will be keeping me busy for a while as long as you have not deleted all your old speeches from 2008 – you Biden Yes Man and your team.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    In that illustration up top, that hole that all the money is being sucked into should have been drawn as Obie’s big mouth.

  • Kathteach

    Boy – this didn’t take me but one minute. Here’s George Stephanapolous (you know – the Clinton aide that ABC hired for their news division – as if this was not a big clue about how screweed we were being way back in 2009) on ABC with Joe Biden like five months into his Vice-Presidency in June 2009 .


  • kato

    THIS is fraud and theft? This is small change compared to the hundreds of billions that Subprime has redistributed to his parasites, the ones with union cards and the ones with their pants hanging off their asses

  • Kathteach

    Well this didn’t take but a few minutes:

    Here’s ABC News with Joe Biden in June 2009 on the stimulus money he has to “get rid of”:

    Note the money for high speed rail that he talks about…..who the heck in our country wanted high speed rail in this so called “crisis”……

    Oh yeah – I forgot. The only state in our nation that is worse off that Detroit (the city that used to be)…….California……and just check out how popular that is right now in that state.

  • Kathteach

    Sorry – here’s George with Joe Biden back in June 2009:


  • Mad Hatter

    The same MSDNC that have been running those “Bend Over” I mean, “Lean Forward” spots, that shows the MSDNC Transvestite standing in front of the Hoover Dam, and a big bridge, etc, and it talks about how great Government is.


    The same MSDNC who is still 49% owned by GE. The same GE who hasn’t payed any taxes the past two years. The same GE, whose CEO is one of Obama’s economic advisers.

    And to think there are those who believe MSDNC are Propaganda Ministers for Obama.

    Shocking thought, isn’t it?

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  • http://mainfo.blogspot.com/ Opus#6@AmericanPerspective

    Can you say, “high crimes and misdemeanors?”

    I knew you could….

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  • Kathteach

    Thumbs down Budget-busting stimulus project named for Obama’s budget watchdog, Joe Biden
    Who could have imagined that the Obama designated “Sheriff” of stimulus funds would have a stimulus funded railroad station named after him that was 5.7 million over budget?


    “President Obama, soon after signing the Recovery Act in early 2009, designated Mr. Biden his “sheriff” overseeing the stimulus funds, charging him with regularly checking in with governors and mayors to try to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in the $821 billion economic recovery package.

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden (center) personally fought for stimulus funding to renovate the Amtrak station in Wilmington, Del. He used the station regularly as a senator, and Amtrak is renaming the station in his honor. (Associated Press)In that role, Mr. Biden himself traveled to Wilmington on May 4, 2009, to announce the $20 million in stimulus money as part of what the White House billed a “$32 million renovation and restoration” of the century-old station.

    “We would not be spending a penny on it today without the Recovery Act,” Mr. Biden said. “We have no time to wait. We cannot wait. That’s what the Recovery Act is about.”

    “It’s an absolutely perfect monument to a guy whose entire history has been overspending and overpromising,” she said. “It would make sense [Mr. Biden‘s] name would be slapped on a bloated, over-budget train station in Wilmington.”

    Way to go, Joe!

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    if this isn’t illegal(it should be)it is definitely unethical. that means we will not hear a word about it in the democratic party-media complex.

  • Kathteach

    My last comment actually came right from The Baltimore Sun……but the link diverted ya’ll elsewhere.

    Folks…..follow Joe Biden’s trail as the “Sheriff” of all that money Obama stole right from our wallets in his first two years……

    and do it quickly because it is going to disappear from the “so called” free internet as soon as you can say November 2012.

  • Kathteach

    And here is the Baltimore Sun link:


  • onbe

    How to sign up anonymously using social media to make calls on behalf of the Obama campaign. If you know what I mean? ;)-LOL


  • Kathteach

    Joe Biden Says Waste Will Be “Inevitable” Regarding Stimulus Funds…..on June 3, 2009……


    (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged on Tuesday that some waste is inevitable in the spending of a $787 billion economic stimulus package, in a characteristically blunt assessment.

    “We know some of this money is going to be wasted,” Biden said during a roundtable discussion in New York with business leaders aimed at promoting the two-year stimulus plan.

  • Kathteach

    “The Energy Department’s inspector general has launched more than 100 criminal investigations related to 2009 economic stimulus spending.

    From Politico in November 2011:

    “In written testimony prepared for delivery to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, Inspector General Gregory Friedman said the investigations have involved “various schemes, including the submission of false information, claims for unallowable or unauthorized expenses, and other improper uses of Recovery Act funds.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67444.html#ixzz24FkAcBBM


  • Kathteach

    From the Wall Street Journal in September 2011:


    “Even zero jobs growth in August doesn’t seem to have disrupted President Obama’s faith in the economic policies of his first three years, so one theme we’ll be listening for in tonight’s speech is how he explains the current moment. Why did his first jobs plan—the $825 billion stimulus—so quickly result in the need for another jobs plan?”