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Why is planning not 'stimulus' ?

Unexplained is why wages earned in construction are 'stimulus' and wages eared drawing blueprints are not.

The requirement that the money be spent quickly, in order to get it coursing through the parched economy, means that many ambitious projects that require more planning will have to give way to smaller ones considered "shovel ready."

House Plan for Infrastructure Disappoints Advocates for Major Projects
Published: January 20, 2009
As the details of Barack Obama's public works plan come into focus, big transformative building projects seem unlikely.


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