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OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE $8 BILLION HIGH-SPEED RAIL PLAN AFTER STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH
(AP) via CNS NEWS ^ | January 27, 2010 | Julie Pace, AP

Posted on 01/27/2010 4:18:21 AM PST by Cindy

"Obama to Announce $8 Billion High-Speed Rail Plan After State of the Union Speech" Wednesday, January 27, 2010 By Julie Pace, Associated Press

SNIPPET: "Washington (AP) - A day after delivering a State of the Union address aimed at showing recession-weary Americans he understands their struggles, President Barack Obama intends to award $8 billion in stimulus funds to develop high-speed rail corridors and sell the program as a jobs creator.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce grants for 13 major corridors during a town hall meeting in Tampa, Fla., Thursday..."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
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1 posted on 01/27/2010 4:18:22 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
To all of those talking down the economy and constantly harping about how bad things are for political reasons may very well get what they wish for -- complete wipeout of our economy. The end result of that is NOT what everyone is wanting whether they realize it or not.
2 posted on 01/27/2010 4:21:19 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Cindy

What do we need this for? I heard GE is set up to profit on this.

I hate these crooks.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 4:21:48 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Cindy

Great. Something else for the Muzzies to blow up.


4 posted on 01/27/2010 4:21:49 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Cindy; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; Roy Tucker; GOPJ; ...

P!


5 posted on 01/27/2010 4:21:54 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: Cindy

Oh great, another rail system that we can subsidize for the next hundred years. Drill for oil, it will have twice the impact.


6 posted on 01/27/2010 4:21:59 AM PST by kempster
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To: Cindy

Let’s keep a tally of how much “investment” he’s going to do with our tax dollars.


7 posted on 01/27/2010 4:22:09 AM PST by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

yup, hock knee’d in debt and a high speed rail plan is what he comes up with, total joke.

I think’ll i build a train line, probably run them from dem city to dem city with no stops in republican land.


8 posted on 01/27/2010 4:23:31 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Cindy

It depends on what your definition of ‘Freeze’ is.


9 posted on 01/27/2010 4:23:50 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Cindy

Will it involve any bridges to nowhere???

That might end a trip real quick...;-)


10 posted on 01/27/2010 4:24:06 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Some effects of Hussein's new plan...


11 posted on 01/27/2010 4:25:51 AM PST by free1977free
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To: Cindy
Monorail!


12 posted on 01/27/2010 4:26:25 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: petercooper; Cindy

I wonder what the “high” commission on public spending will say...


13 posted on 01/27/2010 4:27:15 AM PST by free1977free
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To: Cindy
This was needed 40 years ago. They have been debating high speed rail in my area since the mid 70’s. Every 3 yrs or so it comes back in the news and millions are spent on new studies. Then everybody goes back home.
14 posted on 01/27/2010 4:27:52 AM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Cindy

Way to cap spending there bozo. LOL


15 posted on 01/27/2010 4:28:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Cindy

Eight billion dollars? How much will the second mile cost?


16 posted on 01/27/2010 4:28:41 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (doctrine matters)
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To: Cindy

It would certainly be a lot easier (and a lot cheaper) to buy a few high-quality buses...or maybe just airplane tickets for the longer runs.


17 posted on 01/27/2010 4:28:42 AM PST by BobL (When Democrats start to love this country more than they hate Republicans, good things might happen.)
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To: sunmars
I think’ll i build a train line, probably run them from dem city to dem city with no stops in republican land.

Well if you promise it won't stop in flyover country you might find a surprising number of investors.
18 posted on 01/27/2010 4:30:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: keats5

“Great. Something else for the Muzzies to blow up. “

Well there is a good side of this. When the muzzie’s blow up these trains there won’t be any people on em.


19 posted on 01/27/2010 4:30:37 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cindy

The libs just want another way to avoid ‘fly-over’ country.


20 posted on 01/27/2010 4:31:13 AM PST by Never on my watch (Liberalism has NEVER made anything better)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Every single one of these programs grossly underestimates the price and overestimates projected revenue. These will be a vast boondoggle.


21 posted on 01/27/2010 4:32:56 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Eight billion dollars? How much will the second mile cost?

LOL! It's funny because it's true.

Mr. niteowl77

22 posted on 01/27/2010 4:34:38 AM PST by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: Cindy
When Obama "helps" you know how its going to end up:


23 posted on 01/27/2010 4:34:57 AM PST by Iron Munro (God is great, Beer is good, People are crazy)
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To: Cindy

This stop, Obamaville. Obamaville this stop.

Next stop, Potter’s Field. Potter’s Field next stop.


24 posted on 01/27/2010 4:35:11 AM PST by doodad
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Barack Obama intends to award $8 billion in stimulus funds to develop high-speed rail corridors and sell the program as a jobs creator.

Any business owner along a rail corridor in Houston will tell you...go to hell!

Years of blocked roads, cost overruns, excuses for slipped completion dates, hazardous electrical leakage, total disruption during flooding (which happens regularly in Houston), and on and on....

It is always a boondoggle....but all that cash flows to the left....always the rail supporters....and who rides the rail?

25 posted on 01/27/2010 4:35:32 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Cindy

What a crock. Create jobs? Are you kidding me?


26 posted on 01/27/2010 4:36:14 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Eight billion dollars? How much will the second mile cost?

That's probably a lot closer to the truth than anybody realizes.

High speed won't be able to run on the same rail as regular freight which means the land needs to be bought or stolen. There will be lawsuits for every inch and many small towns will need to be wiped off the map to make way for the train to Obamaville.
27 posted on 01/27/2010 4:36:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cbkaty

Follow the Money: High Speed Rail—> GE Engines. Another liberal push of taxpayer dollars to their cronies. God save us from this our Moron in Chief.


28 posted on 01/27/2010 4:37:35 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: cripplecreek

It’s like Atlas Shrugged -only in reverse.


29 posted on 01/27/2010 4:37:50 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Cindy
When all else fails, libs propose high speed rail somewhere, somehow.
I take this as a sure sign they know they are failing.
30 posted on 01/27/2010 4:38:23 AM PST by RightField (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: Cindy

High-speed rail only works with minimal stops. The fewer stops, the less attractive it is to the average commuter.

Our industries have sprawled out from the cities, hence point-to-point service will get you into the next major city where you will have to take a bus for a few hours to get to your destination.

Of course, high-speed rail links between large metro areas will help ACORN move voters from one area to the next!


31 posted on 01/27/2010 4:38:58 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: RightField
OBAMA TO ANNOUNCE $8 BILLION HIGH-SPEED RAIL PLAN AFTER STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

Is this the one we get to run him out of town on?
32 posted on 01/27/2010 4:39:56 AM PST by aruanan
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To: driftdiver

Yep -absolutely true.

Here in central NC, we have had tons of money paid by taxpayers/governments (and some private funds) for YEARS to try to get a commuter train set up to connect Raleigh to the Research Triangle Park since I40 to the Park is such a traffic nightmare at times.

It is a TOTAl waste of money - even though the Democratic Mayors of Raleigh and Cary and the Democrats in the NC Legislature and Governor’s mansion and other (Dems mostly) have been pushing for it for so long.

It hasn’t gotten off the drawing board yet - THANK GOD - but those billions have still been set aside to make it so - do those studies - etc etc etc.

so here the Dems come again - more billions down the train drain in the midst of a recession/depression. Yeah - that’ll help things / not.


33 posted on 01/27/2010 4:42:22 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: dead

“Is it true the rails could bent?”


34 posted on 01/27/2010 4:43:50 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (doctrine matters)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s going to be built expressly to haul Acorn voters around the country as needed....


35 posted on 01/27/2010 4:46:04 AM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Pray for Obama,Psalms109:8)
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To: Cindy
If it's such a good idea why not announce it during the S of the U? Guess maybe he doesn't want to risk either a "tumbleweed moment" or the entire Congress rolling in the aisles.
36 posted on 01/27/2010 4:48:31 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (doctrine matters)
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To: Cindy

Useless crap
We need real industry in America like steel and oil&gas drilling and production. Not more faggy trains.
Democrats are always pimping these collectivist solutions where their beloved sheeple get onboard trains and give up automobiles

These trains never pay for themselves. They are always boondoggles and make work projects for construction unions. Then the people who eventually run the trains are ALWAYS GUBBERMINT WORKERS! More stooges on the government payroll for taxpayers to support because like I said -—these trains never pay for themselves


37 posted on 01/27/2010 4:48:43 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Quickgun
It’s going to be built expressly to haul Acorn voters around the country as needed....

No doubt about it. When we protested Mark Schauer in Jackson Michigan they bussed in SEIUtards from Detroit and Muskegon.
38 posted on 01/27/2010 4:49:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: BallyBill

Keeps getting shot down on the west coast because the envirowackos.
Good luck getting anything built in the socialist republic of california without it costing 10xs what it should due to “environmental impact studies and union labor demands”.


39 posted on 01/27/2010 4:52:54 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Cindy

Great - the economy is sinking faster than Ted Kennedy’s Oldsmobile, and this is his answer? An 8 billion dollar boondoggle that will end up subsidized anyway?

If we don’t put a serious squeeze on this bastard in the mid-terms, there may not be much of an economy left in 2012.


40 posted on 01/27/2010 4:54:11 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Pants on the ground pants on the ground lookin like a fool wit yo pants on the ground)
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To: Cindy

We’re dead broke. Several generations of slaves to the state, yet to be born, are dead broke and these clowns are proposing trains as a solution. I keep hearing Ozzy’s voice in my head. Something about a Crazy Train! All Aboard!


41 posted on 01/27/2010 4:54:33 AM PST by 762X51
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Even experts who favor high-speed rail question whether the awards Obama will announce Thursday can turn into the job generators the administration is hoping for. Because the U.S. has never had the kind of bullet trains found in Europe and Asia, there are no U.S. engineering companies or manufacturers with experience in high-speed rail. Anthony Perl, who heads the National Research Council's panel on intercity passenger rails, said that means much of the technology will have to be purchased abroad.

Ah, well. What's another 8 billion down the hole.

42 posted on 01/27/2010 4:56:18 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: dennisw

basically a highspeed version of Amtrack. Glen Beck dedicated an entire section of his latest book on Amtrack, and it was mindblowing the money thats wasted each year because of politics and the labor unions.


43 posted on 01/27/2010 4:56:37 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: All

How else are the democrats going to ship us to the concentration camps in a quick and efficient manner?


44 posted on 01/27/2010 4:56:44 AM PST by Maringa
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To: kempster

Oh great, another rail system that we can subsidize for the next hundred years. Drill for oil, it will have twice the impact.
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Energy imports are a major part of our trade deficit. Put a tariff on foreign energy imports and produce more at home. Produce much much more coal, natural gas, oil at home. Use more natural gas for transportation. Burn more coal to make electricity to be used by electric automobiles

Being more self reliant this way would help our economy tremendously and give us more energy independence from Muslims, from Mexico and Hugo Chavez. Canada is the only reliable nation we buy energy from


45 posted on 01/27/2010 4:56:52 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Cindy

The upside is that when the time comes, they’ll be able to get us all to the ovens much faster! Never get on a government run train...you never know where you’ll end up!


46 posted on 01/27/2010 4:58:00 AM PST by 762X51
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To: Cindy

Great were going to build toys.


47 posted on 01/27/2010 4:58:55 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RightField
"When all else fails, libs propose high speed rail somewhere, somehow. I take this as a sure sign they know they are failing."

Ain't it the truth! What is it about liberals and trains? Besides the fact that they never make any money and have to be sub...sid...ized....nevermind....

48 posted on 01/27/2010 4:59:55 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: 6SJ7

Japanese and Koreans are about the only ones that build production rail based high speed trains. So thats where the majority of this money will flow too.
Euros have developed maglev technology trains which so far only are being put into production in China.


49 posted on 01/27/2010 5:00:13 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: dead

“What about brain dead slobs?”
(”They’ll all be given cushy jobs!”)


50 posted on 01/27/2010 5:00:24 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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