Is anyone at all surprised that the Department of Commerce appears to have inflated job creation numbers to paint the best light on the Apple incentives deal?
The $1 billion Apple data center
headed for western North Carolina will create "more than 3,000 jobs in
the regional economy."
At least, that's what the N.C. Department of Commerce said when the project was announced last month.
Records released by the agency, though, don't support that claim.
Apple won't create as many jobs as promised, the stimulus isn't creating as many jobs as promised, Dell's job creation numbers were overstated… anyone see a pattern here?
Maybe it's the fallacy that government can "create jobs." Maybe it's government misleading the public to make themselves look better. Either way all I know is tax dollars are being spent and the return on investment is not delivering as promised. But that's nothing to be worried about, right?