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The Road to NH-00

Jack, if you look at the figures for North Dakota’s 99th Congressional District and New Hampshire’s 00th Congressional District, it seems to be far more cost-effective for Obama to create jobs in entirely make-believe fairyland congressional districts than in the real world. A reader in Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 points out that in his town the Stimulus has created one job at a cost of $8,103,523.

No doubt it’s a critical job — Head of Stimulus Disbursement Promotion or some such. But it’s unsustainable. By comparison, the jobs Obama’s created in fictional congressional districts are a bargain. Clearly, he’s better at community-organizing in non-existent communities. 

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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