I don’t know if I should be the one to berate the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the condition of its finances or accounting practices. If you ever had the opportunity to see a balanced version of my checkbook, you’d understand.

But then again, if I forget to enter in a check, which I tell my cynical wife happens only on certain occasions — like once a day — it’s not quite as catastrophic as, say, inadequately documenting $565 billion to your accounts.

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