JAMES ALOISI, MASSACHUSETTS NEW TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY SIGNALS A NEW DEPTH BY THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK. HOW CAN PATRICK AND ALOISI STATE THAT PAST WASTE, FRAUD, ABUSE WILL NOT CONTINUE? THE CITIZENS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW.
December 23, 2008
The snow storm appointment last Friday of James Aloisi, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary, and all reported on him these past says it all.
All the effort of sincere Citizens and Whistleblowers to monitor and report on transportation waste, fraud and abuse is for nothing. Governor Patrick and Aloisi's Transportation Committee Chairs Senator Steven Baddour and Joseph Wagner will most likely only continue the past practices that led to waste, fraud, and abuse of Taxpayer dollars.
Aloisi is the poster picture of patronage, questionable government contracts, campaign contributions and Specail Interests that will most likely continue if unchecked. The Patrick Adminsistration has reached a new depth and all his talk and appointing a so called Ethics Task Force is once again stating to the citizens there will be no reform efforts.
Massachusetts needs another WARD type commission that came about during the government center scandal to get the real facts, precisely pinpoint blame for current failures to see where the monies went before any toll or gas tax increases. The time is overdue for real accountability and oversight that guarantees no more waste, fraud, and abuse of Federal Highway Monies, Toll and Tunnel Collections, or Gas Taxes.
(Note: Also posted on Boston Magazine Daily Blog)