A good metaphor for the dims stewardship of the ship of state.
Boston’s version of New Orleans.
“The number of leaks is down to about 650 from a high of several thousand a few years ago,”
“But the continued flow of water - about 24 million gallons in each of the last two years - points to the complexity of the leak problem”
At $14.8 Billion, this has to rank as one of biggest thefts of taxpayer money in history....
All individuals and organizations involved in the original estimate of $2.6 Billion — should be required to document and justify the “bridge of events” that led to this criminally gross escalation of costs...
But then — one expects this kind of corruption, incompetence and waste of taxpayer money in a leftist state that can repeatedly reelect the likes of Kennedy and Kerry, to represent the state Massoftwoshits..
The project was so complex it's been likened to performing open heart surgery on a patient while the patient is wide awake.
Actually, what they were doing was a walletectomy on the taxpayers of the United States until Congressmen from the red states revolted and told the Congressslithers from Massghanistan (around the $10 billion mark) that the sheeple in Massghanistan must pay to finish the project which was then 300% over budget. The amount of pain from the walletectomy is about the same as is experienced during openheart surgery without anesthesia.
Some didn't know if they'd live to see it end.
I never know when I drive thorough those tunnels if I will live long enough to see the other end of the tunnel with all the water pouring in an the parts falling off.
Never will be complete, now the work will be on the after completion phase.
And Alaskans catch all kinda crap for a crummy couple a hundred million for a bridge.
Sheesh - we must be pikers, Boston (a city, not a State) lands 14 thousand million.
Am I the first to ask how much of that money went into the pockets of corrupt politicians like Ted Kennedy and Jon Carry? It’s just something that I had to ask. LOL
Boston’s $14.8B Big Dig into American taxpayers wallets ~ never Finally Complete
an insurance fund has been set up for future lawsuits of parts falling on motorists!!!!!
Another reason not to vote for Mitt Romney.
It probably is still leaking water all over the place, and I will also be surprised if no other defects appear for many years to come. I would think that the bridge will always have the problem of pillars of ice falling off of its supports and putting all of the drivers over the bridge at very serious risk every time that ice forms on the bridge’s supports.
depends on what the meaning of the word done is...
I expect that by next summer, it will be either closed or partially closed off for repairs.
As I said in a prior thread, WHAT A MESS!!!!!
WOW - I can’t believe that THIS cost TWICE what the Trans-Alaska pipeline project cost! Just to go a FEW miles! THAT is the difference between repressive GOVERNMENT and Free Enterprise.
Who was governor when this project was started? If there ever was a waste of taxpayer money...this was it.
The Big Dig will NEVER be complete. There will be repairs galore, complete reconstructions of the most defective sections, and the inevitable expansions when the traffic gets unbearable again(if it is not already). You just can’t shut down such a huge cash cow for the pols, mob bosses, and union thugs. They will keep this thing going for hundreds of years, if possible.