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High-speed rail may be only $59 billion short. Yeah, thatíll work
Orange Punch, the political commentary blog of the Orange County Register ^ | 3-31-2012 | Mark Landsbaum

Posted on 03/31/2012 8:44:14 AM PDT by Mark Landsbaum

pparently desperate to get spending underway on the California High-Speed Rail project, Gov. Jerry Brown has dramatically cut how much it will cost.

No longer will the train cost $89 billion more than state taxpayers have to pay for it. Now it’ll be only $59 billion short.

Yeah, that’s like saying you will drown in only 59 feet of water instead of the deep end – 89 feet...

(Excerpt) Read more at orangepunch.ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: boondoggle; govjerrybrown; highspeedrail; humblegunner; moonbeamexpress

1 posted on 03/31/2012 8:44:24 AM PDT by Mark Landsbaum
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To: Mark Landsbaum

Gotta get that money flowing into Democrat pockets.


2 posted on 03/31/2012 8:47:19 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Mark Landsbaum

I think all those states that will be saving money on getting rid of their illegals should offer free transportation and moving costs to the Kalifornia state line


3 posted on 03/31/2012 8:47:56 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

...and you can arrive at work rested, enjoy a delicious meal in the dining car and take advantage of fee wi-fi...

I wonder how Willie Green is doing.


4 posted on 03/31/2012 8:50:29 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

theres some shovel ready jobs, now shovel the taxpayers money in this hole and even though its not built it is too big to fail,

wink wink, nod, nod


5 posted on 03/31/2012 8:52:53 AM PDT by aces
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To: Mark Landsbaum
Hey! California still has some bonds to sell. Sell them and use that money!

(Yes. Some here actually believe that it would be like a garage sale or a sale at some store. Almost all bond issues pass. Hell we have lots of 'em. They are just laying around collecting dust.)

6 posted on 03/31/2012 8:57:53 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

You know, when Jerry took over he announced the 20 billion dollar deficit is now 9 billion. It’s called sleight of hand, or magic. So this project went from 89 billion to 59 billion overnight. Magic? Sleight oh hand? Smoke and mirrors? I call this BS


7 posted on 03/31/2012 9:01:22 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: realcleanguy

Just when have any cost projections by the government ever been correct...especially on these dimbulb transportation projects? Bend over taxpayers...Here It Comes!!!!


8 posted on 03/31/2012 9:16:34 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

What a rookie Brown is. He should build a canal instead. Scratch out a couple of shallow trenches and pocket the rest of the money. Use ‘em for sewer lagoons and jet-ski recreation areas.


9 posted on 03/31/2012 9:30:31 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Grizzled Bear; All

Last time I checked he was banned from Liberty Post.. Who know where he is now..


10 posted on 03/31/2012 9:47:16 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: KevinDavis
Really???!!! I remember, shortly after he farted off to JimRob, someone provided a link to his Liberty Post account. He was playing the same tunes as he did here, but he seemed a bit more restrained. The responses were pretty similar to those on FR.

I wonder what led to his demise on that website?

11 posted on 03/31/2012 10:01:45 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Mark Landsbaum
Why do rail lines get fast tracked, while pipelines get stopped?
12 posted on 03/31/2012 10:28:34 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Grizzled Bear; All

The same type of crap he was doing here.. The site owner was getting tired of it.


13 posted on 03/31/2012 11:01:53 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

It is an interesting concept but it should be shelved until the State can come up with valid reasons,as to why it should be funded.


14 posted on 03/31/2012 12:23:28 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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