In Reply to: What I don't understand...?? posted by steveVa on February 17, 2019 at 13:25:56:
You are laboring under a misunderstanding of how federal funds are managed. Funds must be appropriated by Congress before they can be obligated. If a funded project goes over budget Congress must approve additional funds to cover the shortfall before they can be obligated. This is a fundamental rule of federal spending/procurement and breaking the rule will get the offender an early retirement.