Have you realized that government projects are suddenly 'out of money' and can't finish the project that they began year(s) ago? Do you think they are doing this to get money from this stimulus package? people/towns getting greedy?
Locally, my town is restoring a historic building. This project started about 3 years ago. Obviously, they planned and put a budget in place back then. Small overages are expected (to be expected with government construction). However, since this bill was signed, they have closed up shop and are crying broke! The drama about the lack of finances has been smeared all over the Sunday paper. I have to think this is because the town sees green on the horizon.
anyone else seeing this in their area. I've already started with the local phone calls to officials. (Our property taxes keep going up, so where is this money going?)
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:57 AM on Feb. 18, 2009
Our state Gov.Palin and state legislators are going to decide who will get the money.I don't see any kind of panic .
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:21 AM on Feb. 18, 2009
This is just ONE example of politicians and contractors taking advantage of seemingly endless amounts of funding...only to end up with an obsolete and poorly constructed system with literally THOUSANDS of leaks, and of course the tunnel roof collapse a couple of years ago that killed one woman!
"When construction began, the project cost, including the Charles River crossing, was estimated at $5.8 billion. Eventual cost overruns were so high that the chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, James Kerasiotes, was fired in 2000. His replacement had to commit to an $8.55 billion cap on federal contributions. Total expenses eventually passed $15 billion. Interest brought this cost to $21.93 billion."
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