I think it was in Buisnessweek. One of the examples was a laundry firm in Chicago that hired some more employees as a result of stimulus. The owner states he didn't actually have the buisness to hire new employees, but he wanted to take advantage of the stimulus money and hoped when it ran out he'd be able to keep the people. ROFL!!!!! So, how do I get a job where I get paid to do a job for which there is no work??? The guy puts people on the payroll who are doing nothing! They are the next best thing to most government jobs, only problem for them is they will be let go when the lottery for the owner runs out. If they had taken the time to get an actual government job they would have been employed for life, had benefits for life. Well soak it in while you can I guess is the theory. These people get counted as employed by stimulus, what a pile of crap those numbers are.