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Look, the List of Shovel-Ready Projects Is on a Need-to-Know Basis . . .

Are you kidding me?

Mayor Richard Daley said today Chicago has compiled a wish list of “shovel-ready projects” to spend federal economic stimulus funds should Congress approve them.
Unlike hundreds of other cities, however, Daley said Chicago won’t make its list public.
“Yes, we do, we have our list, we’ve been talking to people. We did not put that out publicly because once you start putting it out publicly, you know, the newspapers, the media is going to be ripping it apart,” Daley said.

Gee, Mr. Mayor, if they’re going to be “ripped apart” once they’re held to public scrutiny, maybe we shouldn’t be spending money on them.

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