1: The number of World Series games won by the Phillies.
$157 million: The amount of direct stimulus funds awarded to Philadelphia.
52: The number of jobs saved.
0: The number of jobs created.
The Philadelphia Daily News recently reported:
MORE THAN six months after President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package was passed into law, the city of Philadelphia has spent less than $1 million in recovery money and retained just 52 jobs.
The data was laid out in a memo sent to Mayor Nutter from Budget Director Steve Agostini, and obtained by the Daily News. Agostini, who was recently assigned to oversee the city stimulus program, also reported that the city’s efforts to manage stimulus dollars have been hampered by limited communication between departments.
The news comes as the local unemployment rate continues to climb. The Philadelphia jobless rate hit 10.7 percent in August.
(215) 686-2181: The number to call to ask Mayor Nutter what is he waiting for?