You don’t have to be a math wizard to understand the Obama administration’s just announced $4.15 trillion budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year, but it helps.
It also helps if you like gerunds, since pretty much every header in the administration’s Budget document is about “building,” “investing,” “reflecting,” “partnering” etc.
But the most essential talent is being able to decipher the rather vague and allusory subtexts contained in the narrative. This is the key to figuring out what is actually being funded. And, as they say in New York, “good luck with that one, pal.”