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Getting shovels into the ground and money into more brains

The first rule of reading a federal budget is this: When a round number such as $1-billion appears, it means the government (a) picked the number from the air, (b) doesn’t know how or where the money will be spent, or © doesn’t have a process for making that decision. A round number, especially a big one, means the government is flying blind.

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