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Stop California bullet train, state's top analyst urges
San Jose Mercury News ^
| Mike Rosenberg
Posted on 04/17/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT by SmithL
The state's top analyst has urged lawmakers to pull the emergency brake on California's $68 billion bullet train, saying the recently revised plan carries way too much risk of failure.
The Legislative Analyst's Office report released late Tuesday may give the Legislature political cover if it decides to ax the polarizing rail line as it begins debating whether to approve high-speed rail Wednesday.
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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; choochoo; goldenstate; highspeedrail; pork; porkbarrelpolitics; railroaded; taxandspend; yourtaxdollarsatwork
posted on 04/17/2012 6:28:55 PM PDT
To: SmithL; Mase; 1rudeboy
posted on 04/17/2012 6:35:35 PM PDT
(Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
The Unions want two things in CA above all other things in the universe: Maintain the status quo for all public employees AND start building the bullet train to nowhere. They don't care if it ever gets ridden by a single passenger or whether it ever gets completely built.
They only care about the 2-3 years of funding in the near term.
Remember people: Public Employee Unions are your MORTAL ENEMY. Ever member, your mortal enemy.
Never forget this fact.
posted on 04/17/2012 6:35:54 PM PDT
(War Criminal #18)
posted on 04/17/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT
(Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
saying the recently revised plan carries way too much risk of failure
Success or failure was never part of the equation.
posted on 04/17/2012 7:05:59 PM PDT
(No Rats, No Rino's)
Every dollar spent on this boondoggle goes straight into the pockets of union members, which is the entire point.
posted on 04/17/2012 7:26:44 PM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
San Joaquin Valley farmers say screw your little
fishies. Send water and keep your damn bullet
posted on 04/17/2012 9:39:12 PM PDT
(NorCal Red Turf)
The Unions want two things in CA above all other things in the universe: Maintain the status quo for all public employees AND start building the bullet train to nowhere.
It's more than just jobs. CALPERS owns a major stake in Catellus Development, along with Richard Blum. You can bet your bottom dollar they've got a bundle tied up in the "pump and dump" stock schemes associated with this plan, not to mention planned investments in the Agenda 21 "Sustained Development" "communities" planned along the route.
posted on 04/17/2012 11:31:40 PM PDT
(The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
When paying off cronies is your goal, front money to grease the skids already accomplishes a lot.
posted on 04/18/2012 1:09:20 PM PDT
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