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State high-speed rail vows to show real job figures
San Jose Mercury News ^
| Mike Rosenberg
Posted on 12/22/2011 8:37:12 PM PST by SmithL
Backing off claims that the bullet train would create more than 1 million jobs, California's high-speed rail leaders acknowledged on Thursday that their "shorthanded" definition used to describe jobs has been "imprecise and potentially confusing."
In a statement responding to an investigation by this newspaper, the California High-Speed Rail Authority clarified that the 1 million job figure does not refer to the number of workers. . . .
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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: goldenstate; highspeedrail; pork; yourtaxdollarsatwork
posted on 12/22/2011 8:37:19 PM PST
In a statement responding to an investigation by this newspaper, Willie Green clarified that the 1 billion job figure does not refer to the number of workers...
posted on 12/22/2011 8:38:33 PM PST
by WOBBLY BOB
(Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
the California High-Speed Rail Authority clarified that the 1 million job figure does not refer to the number of workers. . . .
Yeah, that really clarified it..........
posted on 12/22/2011 8:40:49 PM PST
It’s actually the number of riders per century.
posted on 12/22/2011 8:43:11 PM PST
Clarify as in clarified butter? Cooking the fuzz off?
posted on 12/22/2011 8:43:26 PM PST
(The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
Michael Rossi, Gov. Jerry Brown's jobs czar, said in the statement. "It is clear to Californians that something must be done to keep our state moving over the next generation."
Well, there's a lot moving to Texas.
...Jerry Brown's jobs czar, said in the statement. "It is clear to Californians that something must be done to keep our state moving over the next generation."
Does that mean the next generation will be under the new high speed train? As in thrown? Like the proverbial bus?
posted on 12/22/2011 8:51:20 PM PST
I'd have to think that, if enough people wanted to travel quickly between SF and LA, some airline would be offering flights between the two cities. </sarcasm>
posted on 12/22/2011 9:01:52 PM PST
posted on 12/22/2011 9:31:31 PM PST
(The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
the California High-Speed Rail Authority clarified that the 1 million jobs figure does not refer to the number of workers. Instead, as the newspaper reported, it refers to an economic term known as "job-years" in which, for example, one person working 10 years equals 10 job-years.
Clarified? No, LIED.
And, one suspects that it's one of the worst kinds of lies, the ones that are made up as the result of several committee meetings (to come up with the most believable lie), then run by legal, (to make sure that the creators of this lie are sufficiently insulated).
"job-years"? I recall no mention of "job-years" when the original "one million jobs" lie was lied, and the cover up lie is a true test of the gullibility of California inhabitants (some of whom are citizens).
posted on 12/22/2011 10:09:21 PM PST
(Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
Yup. It won’t actually create large numbers of new jobs. Even if it lasts decades, when the work is done, the on-going economic benefit will be a negligible one.
posted on 12/22/2011 11:18:56 PM PST
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
“High Speed Rail”, now we know what the final nail in Kalifornia’s coffin looks like!
The cost of this boondoggle will finish them off.
Would not be such an issue, but the rest of us will be tapped to bail them out.
Kalifornia, the next “Too big to fail”.
California’s high-speed rail + Earthquake =Death
Ca has never been short of scams.
posted on 12/23/2011 4:30:02 AM PST
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