Dang, the Bechtel Corporation is the one who screwed up and made a leaky tunnel and didn't tell anyone? This isn't the same Bechtel that got a big chunk of the Iraq contracts and is a huge supporter of the Republican party and George Bush?<br><br>I thought blaming Bush for all the ills of the world is an exaggeration but now I'm not so sure. I'm glad I have 12 inch clearance in my SUV so I can get Logan through those Bush caused puddles.<br><br><br><br>
Loc: New Hampshire
When I had my septic system done, the State Inspector came out to make sure the contractor was doing the job right. You would think if the big dig leaks the blame should be on the State Inspectors which obviously didn't do their job right. <br><br><br>[color:blue]All your sock puppets are belong to us</font color=blue>
True but the state inspection on a job like the big dig is a bit tougher than a septic field. The inspector can only look at so much. He also has to rely on the contractors telling the truth. In this case there are internal Bechtel memos showing they knew they had a problem with the slurry walls. It looks like they kept this information from the inspectors. That might be called fraud or something worse.<br><br><br><br><br>
The Bechtel dig was too easy. You're right, As the politician who said "all politics are local" O'Neil should have finished the sentence with " and so is graft, kick-backs, payola, and hands in the till." The Big Dig was one of the biggest. You drop a 7 Billion dollar project like that into a small village like Boston (as compared to NYC) and before a spade touched the ground the price tag changed to 12 billion. I think the final price is 17 billion and we haven't finished cutting the grass on the Rose Kennedy Greenway which is getting rolled on top.<br><br>But who cares! I can fly into Logan on a Friday afternoon and be home in 35 minutes. Before the Dig that was a 2-4 hour log jam. Having a grassy Park knitting Boston to the Harbor instead of that gash of green steel called the SouthEast Expressway is going to be very nice too. Thanks for sending in your contribution (cough, I mean taxes.)<br><br>And isn't the final price the equivalent of a three week vacation in Iraq? Cheap.<br><br><br><br><br>
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