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Feds say spend that money on high-speed rail - or else
Orange Punch, The Orange County Register political commentary blog ^ | 5-12-2012 | Mark Landsbaum

Posted on 05/11/2012 12:34:08 PM PDT by Mark Landsbaum

They are from the federal government and here to help. Or so goes the classic line by the last decent president.

Federal transportation Sec. Ray LaHood has “warned” California lawmakers not to wait until the fall to vote on the Moonbeam Express high-speed rail boondoggle. “We need to make sure that the commitment is there to obligate the money,” LaHood lectured.

In short, the feds are threatening,...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: california; democrats; govtabuse; highspeedrail; obama; taxes; tyranny; waste

1 posted on 05/11/2012 12:34:15 PM PDT by Mark Landsbaum
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To: Mark Landsbaum

Moonbeam Express—great name!


2 posted on 05/11/2012 1:13:41 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

So is LaHood for that matter. French for “The Thug”.
He is the quintessential example of a Republican who does nothing but enable Democrats.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 1:26:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

La hood=Fr. the Capot
Capot= the winning of all the tricks by one player


4 posted on 05/11/2012 1:42:59 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

Obligate money that does not exist


5 posted on 05/11/2012 1:57:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, but... none of our money exists, so what does it matter?

They don’t even bother to print it anymore, they just inconvenience some electrons.

It is all a fantasy. And the band plays on.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

Now Florida is breathing a big sigh of relief for GOP Governor Rick Scott’s turn-down of the same offer. Of course, it was his ‘GOP’ predecessor, Charlie Christ, who gave Obama the big embrace when he promised FREE MONEY for building Florida’s “Bullet Train”, January 2010 .

By early 2011, the Federal Pot had gotten up $2.4 Billion for a Tampa-to-Orlando route but Gov. Scott said no. Numerous attempts were made to challenge his decision both politically and legally. Some of the fevered arguments in favor of the train make confident predictions of $12 Million annual profits by 2016. Yeah, RIGHT! (No construction delays?)

Now exGov. Christ dithers between running as a Democrat for something or staying as a spokesLawyer for Tampa tort firm, Morgan and Morgan.


7 posted on 05/11/2012 2:26:05 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

In Texas there is a private company wanting to put in a high speed rail between Dallas and Houston. Still in the planning stages, but their spokesman said they do not want any government money as it would slow the project down to much.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 2:41:30 PM PDT by rmichaelj
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To: Mark Landsbaum

In Texas there is a private company wanting to put in a high speed rail between Dallas and Houston. Still in the planning stages, but their spokesman said they do not want any government money as it would slow the project down to much.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 2:41:41 PM PDT by rmichaelj
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To: Mark Landsbaum

Building the Keystone pipeline was bad for the ecology but this project isn’t?


10 posted on 05/11/2012 2:48:58 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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