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(Boston Herald)   Massachusetts officials put on their frowns and confess they'll have to raise taxes again to pay for the Big Dig again   (bostonherald.com) divider line 20
    More: Obvious, Big Dig, Massachusetts, O'Neill, Federal Highway Administration  
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2013-07-20 03:58:58 PM  
3 votes:
It is a 'North American' thing to enjoy a service [social, infrastructure, otherwise] but biatch like a dog in heat over the prospect of PAYING for it.

It's a consumption tax, you brainless morans. If you don't want to pay that tax, don't drive on the toll roads.
2013-07-20 03:55:38 PM  
3 votes:

Zulu_as_Kono: SlothB77: The same thing is going to happen to boston that is happening to detroit.  People will leave and they will run out of other people's money.

Even for you this is idiotic.

/Big Dig - worth it


Damn straight.

/Wasn't Rmoney supposed to fix the leaks for us?
2013-07-20 05:28:09 PM  
2 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Damn it feels good to live in a red state.


Is it the stupidity you like most, or the racism?
2013-07-20 03:58:49 PM  
2 votes:

mikaloyd: You got your  Marathon bombing, you got your crazy killer aaron Hernandez, you got your leaky tunnel, you got Tebow on the Patriots, you got to see Chicago whip the bruins asses and now you get higher taxes to pay for crap you already overpaid for. Its been a busy summer in Boston so far.


Ummmm, you and I overpaid for The Big Dig, too.  It was heavily funded by federal funds.  Thank Teddy Kennedy.

In other news, for every proposed road project by me they say the state of Illinois is broke so it has to be a tollway, while there are no tollways inside Crook County.
2013-07-20 03:51:23 PM  
2 votes:

SlothB77: The same thing is going to happen to boston that is happening to detroit.  People will leave and they will run out of other people's money.


Even for you this is idiotic.

/Big Dig - worth it
2013-07-20 03:44:56 PM  
2 votes:
You got your  Marathon bombing, you got your crazy killer aaron Hernandez, you got your leaky tunnel, you got Tebow on the Patriots, you got to see Chicago whip the bruins asses and now you get higher taxes to pay for crap you already overpaid for. Its been a busy summer in Boston so far.
2013-07-20 09:05:48 PM  
1 votes:

Marine1: SN1987a goes boom: DubyaHater: Taxpayers should demand a refund for this substandard work. If I buy something, and it's defective, I return it.
Or the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts should be forced to find the money elsewhere. No reason to burden taxpayers further with this failed project and its large price tag. When the A/C in my home dies, I don't ask my neighbors for money. I have to pull money from elsewhere in order to pay for it.

I'll bet you think we should also balance our national debt like you do your checkbook.

/Macro and Microeconomics are not comparable so stop it.

It'd be interesting, for one year or a few, to have a balance sheet for every American. What you pay in taxes v. what you consume in government services. Do it for corporations as well. Whether anything is made of it is up in the air, but I'd just like to see what the average case is for Americans.

As for the "Big Dig"... I'm from Kansas City, where the highways were done right the first time, so I don't care.


You have to admit the highways in KC are much simpler, less overburdened, and most importantly less underground. A regular surface highway will deteriorate, but won't collapse. You can use it forever, as long as you're ok with gradually decreasing road quality. Look at the Berlinka in Poland. Built by Hitler, unmaintained in sections, still in use.
2013-07-20 08:03:45 PM  
1 votes:
Car pool?  Can't be bothered.  Buses?  Trains?  zOMG they'll bring Those People into our neighborhood!  Nope, gotta be roads, roads and Moar Roads!
2013-07-20 05:43:19 PM  
1 votes:
Is this one of those tunnels that goes under a large body of water? Because those are pretty damned stupid. Water is merciless. You cannot defeat water. It will always win in the end.
2013-07-20 05:31:24 PM  
1 votes:

ghare: Smeggy Smurf: Damn it feels good to live in a red state.

Is it the stupidity you like most, or the racism?


Says the guy from Florida.
2013-07-20 05:26:12 PM  
1 votes:
Damn it feels good to live in a red state.
2013-07-20 05:22:08 PM  
1 votes:

farkeruk: SN1987a goes boom: /Macro and Microeconomics are not comparable so stop it.

Why not? A household budget is basically arithmetic and no-one says that the laws of mathematics change as you make things larger, any more than the laws of physics change as you make things larger.

And if you think they're different, what's the point at which something that behaves in a certain way in microeconomics stops behaving that way?


You should stay the hell away from quantum physics for sure, if macro/micro bothers you.
2013-07-20 04:47:33 PM  
1 votes:

DubyaHater: Taxpayers should demand a refund for this substandard work. If I buy something, and it's defective, I return it.


How can I tell you've never been involved with large contracts?  A large construction project isn't like ordering food at a restaurant where you can make them take it back to the kitchen. I remember reading a blurb on a guy that was brought in to run a pallet company, he said dealing with customer complaints was an eye opener.  You'd ship a customer a 1000 pallets and maybe some of them had problems, the customer is mad, it costs them money, you can't just pull all the pallets back, of refund their money, because you don't have it.

Constructions nasty because it's real money, and if something goes wrong it costs even more, and the suppliers and contractors usually don't have much in the way of cash reserves, and you're paying them no matter.  Go ahead fine the contractor $1,000,000, where are they going to get the money? By charging you more on the next contract, probably plus interest.

There aren't simple fixes, because it's a mess and always will be a mess.
2013-07-20 04:25:25 PM  
1 votes:

DubyaHater: Taxpayers should demand a refund for this substandard work. If I buy something, and it's defective, I return it.
Or the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts should be forced to find the money elsewhere. No reason to burden taxpayers further with this failed project and its large price tag. When the A/C in my home dies, I don't ask my neighbors for money. I have to pull money from elsewhere in order to pay for it.


I'll bet you think we should also balance our national debt like you do your checkbook.

/Macro and Microeconomics are not comparable so stop it.
2013-07-20 04:24:07 PM  
1 votes:

SlothB77: Boston - run by democrats.  Detroit - run by democrats.  The same thing is going to happen to boston that is happening to detroit.  People will leave and they will run out of other people's money.


You left out Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Compton .. etc etc
2013-07-20 04:23:53 PM  
1 votes:
My question is why weren't the construction companies made to buy a bond for future fixes?
2013-07-20 04:17:23 PM  
1 votes:
Taxpayers should demand a refund for this substandard work. If I buy something, and it's defective, I return it.
Or the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts should be forced to find the money elsewhere. No reason to burden taxpayers further with this failed project and its large price tag. When the A/C in my home dies, I don't ask my neighbors for money. I have to pull money from elsewhere in order to pay for it.
2013-07-20 04:10:40 PM  
1 votes:

SlothB77: Boston - run by democrats.  Detroit - run by democrats.  The same thing is going to happen to boston that is happening to detroit.  People will leave and they will run out of other people's money.


Actually, it's pretty damn good here. Sure our transportation sucks but it's always sucked. Hopefully we'll fix that soon enough to keep up with the boom we're seeing. People actually want to live here because we're doing that well.

But please, go on with your simplistic view of the world. Curious where you may be from.

/not sure why I'm replying to this troll
2013-07-20 03:49:54 PM  
1 votes:
Can't they starve poor people?
2013-07-20 03:48:36 PM  
1 votes:
Paraphrase FTA..It is outrageous that the people who use the system should be charged more.
 
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