New Governors kill 1.2 billion rail funding and jobs
Posted 06 November 2010 - 12:46 PM
you guessed it, more tea party candidates.
Posted 06 November 2010 - 12:50 PM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 12:59 PM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:08 PM
How many stimulus bills do we need until people figure that out? 2-3? Until we are broke and the Socialists have won? Oh yeah, that's the plan. Nevermind. Maybe while we are at it we can build a Disney type walkway under the Ocean, that way the failed socialist policies of Europe can get here quicker.
Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:09 PM
hey loOK OVER THERE SOCIALIST SOCIALIST BIG GUBMINT
Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:10 PM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:11 PM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:15 PM
gj teahadists, now you have to actually govern and make decisions and stuff.
the fug are you talking about? the goal was to win not to actually do anything positive lol
Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:25 PM
Edited by Jangler, 06 November 2010 - 01:29 PM.
Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:14 PM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:28 PM
Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project, a massive, federally funded project to build freeway tunnels underneath the city and Boston Harbor, will cost $22 billion including interest payments, according to a July 17 story in the Boston Globe. The project, known as the “Big Dig,” was originally budgeted to cost $2.8 billion.
Despite receiving federal funding, the Big Dig was subject to a union-only project labor agreement (PLA) that required project contractors and subcontractors agree to recognize unions as the representatives of their employees on the job, use the union hiring hall to obtain workers, pay union wages and benefits, and obey the union's work rules, job classifications and arbitration procedures. The project was plagued by delays and problems throughout its history.
According to the article, in order to cover the cost of the project, Massachusetts will have to pay close to $600 million annually over the next several years, taking money away from the maintenance and repair of roads and bridges across the state.
In addition, that article pointed out that the Big Dig project, which represents only 7.5 miles of an 11,000 mile highway system, has sucked up nearly 40 percent of the state highway funds over the last 17 years. In order to recoup that loss, the state has been forced to borrow money to meet the current needs of the highway system.
Because of the state’s mounting debt, 80 percent of workers for the Highway Department are being paid with borrowed money, compared to only 14 percent before the Big Dig, the Globe noted. State officials are hesitant to raise taxes, but that may be the only way to fight the massive pile of debt caused by the Big Dig project, the article said.
Posted 06 November 2010 - 03:15 PM
Spend the money on real infrastrure Highways and bridges. High speed rail at the moment isnt needed and wont be needed for another 20 years.
out of curiosity, how long do you think it would take to erect a true rail infrastructure if we started now?
i'd say 20+ years.