Skip to comments.Editorial: No special favors for California bullet train
Posted on 01/13/2012 10:35:28 AM PST by landsbaum
Despite a huge state budget deficit, Gov. Jerry Brown said last week that he not only intends to increase spending, he also plans to move ahead with California's questionable high-speed rail project, even though multiple critiques conclude it is a waste of tax money.
... The governor's refusal to delay or kill the implausible train project should make taxpayers wary of a bill introduced last week by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-West Hollywood, to allow "public rail transit projects" to avoid rigorous environmental review.
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typ[ical big brother socialist :forced public transit to restrict the people’s freedom of movement.
Notice how Brown refers to money spent on this boondoggle as “investment”. This makes me want to puke. I wonder how much the cronies (High Speed Rail Commsioners) are getting paid. How did they get appointed? Of course, if I were a paid member of the High Speed Rail Commision I might have a different opinion.
glade Florida sent the promised billions back to DC.
Some in Florida still think high speed rail to Disney World was a good idea.......??
That high speed rail track leads to a lot of Democrat’s bank accounts.
“Notice how Brown refers to money spent on this boondoggle as investment. This makes me want to puke.”
“Investment” in the Democrat choo choo train is worse than an “investment” in Solyndra. At least the torture of Solyndra has a termination date in bankruptcy court. But high speed rail guarantees an eternity of endless subsidies if and when it is completed.
I’ve noticed that the government in California doesn’t seem so keen to follow its own regulations on the environment,when it comes to its pet projects.
So in the end,even the environmentalists in California find themselves betrayed by their own government.
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