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You'll be seeing a lot of articles this week claiming the U.S. is 101 years behind Japan in broadband, or some similar number-fumbling. The source is a report sponsored by the Communications Workers of America, a union which represents more than 700,000 workers in telecom and other jobs (for comparison, AFL-CIO membership is just over 12 million.) Let's skip the bogus arithmetic and get to what they want: "With the government’s help, we can make the most of our network capacity." Knock it off with the network stats and give us your pork price tag, willya?