- File Size: 4511 KB
- Print Length: 239 pages
- Publisher: TruthTeller Books LLC; 1 edition (August 29, 2012)
- Publication Date: August 29, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009K5JYCG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,349,833 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Rotten to the Core: The Real Dirt on Boston's Big Dig Kindle Edition
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He worked for the election of Mitt Romney, and had high hopes that Romney, "seemingly a successful and ethical businessman", would bring back proper control to the Big Dig project in Boston. Romney "promised to bring the project under control, to bring accountability to this mess, and get the taxpayers value for their tax dollars". Instead, Governor Romney "did nothing, but perpetruated a fraud upon those of us who worked, voted, and believed in his promises" (page 223).
Christy also goes into his family situation, and is very honest about why it came out the way it did. I strongly recommend this book, and I think you will be fascinated by this tale of a project that was supposed to cost under $3 billion, but ballooned out of control, and wound up costing over $21 billion, and tragically cost a motorist her life.
This book also talks about the character of Mitt Romney, and what kind of President he might be.
The book was a fast read, and very enjoyable. I gave it 5 stars, without any hesitation.