To quote H.L. Menchen "No one has ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American people"
President elect Obama has already proposed MASSIVE government infrastructure work to create employment in the Country. Sounds good, let's look at the last MASSIVE infrastructure work the Government has already created. It's called the "Big Dig" in Boston.
The "Big Dig" started with a completed estimate of 2.6 Billion dollars in five years.
It has not yet been fully completed and the cost is 14.6 Billion dollars.
So what the Country now needs is another series of public works projects starting at 50 Billion and finishing at 150 Billion.
The crooked contractors will be salivating at the next project the Government hands out, and every cousin, uncle, and brother of the politicians will be first in line for "no show" jobs.
Wake up America, you cannot have the Government overseeing projects and expect results that differ from the "Big Dig".
If you don't think so, where is the oversight on the the taxpayer billions the Government has given to the banks to ease the credit which we are still looking for.
Alan Williams is a former Exeter Selectman and president of the Exeter Tax Payers Association.