Chris Christie, le gouverneur républicain du New Jersey n’a pas peur de dire les choses comme elles sont. Cette semaine, il a annulé la construction d’une infrastructure destinée au transport en commun à cause des dépassements de coûts.
« The bottom line is this, New Jersey has gone for too long and for too many decades ordering things that it can’t pay for. This project has some flaws to it, but in the end, this is a financial decision. When weighing all the interests, I simply cannot put the taxpayers of the state of New Jersey on what would be a never-ending hook. […]
I have made a pledge to the people of New Jersey that on my watch I will not allow taxpayers to fund projects that run over budget with no clear way of how these costs will be paid for. Considering the unprecedented fiscal and economic climate our State is facing, it is completely unthinkable to borrow more money and leave taxpayers responsible for billions in cost overruns. »
Ce n’est pas Jean Charest, Régis Labeaume ou Gérald Tremblay qui en auraient fait autant. Au Québec, c’est jamais trop cher…