Skip to comments.Lt. Gov. Breaks With Brown And Says He No Longer Supports Bullet Train
Posted on 02/14/2014 10:18:34 PM PST by BenLurkin
Newsom was asked about the $68 billion plan during an appearance on the Ben Shapiro Show on Seattles KTTH radio.
He says he supports taking $9 billion in voter-approved bonds from the rail project and redirecting it to other, more pressing infrastructure needs. He also says hes one of only a few Democrats willing to speak publicly against it.
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Rat deserts speeding train?
They should cancel the boondoggle
Willie Green Memorial Ping.
Walk around and ask a thousand residents of LA...if they have some urgent need to get to San Jose in thirty minutes. I’m guessing that fifty percent will admit they’ve only been to San Jose once in their life, and another forty-eight percent will admit that it’d be nice but when you quote the price of $170 round-trip....per person....well, it’s not worth that.
It’ll destroy political trust for decades....if they build this and six months after opening....there’s less than twenty people every six hours....who ride the bullet train.
“A startling display of disdain for both the voters and for the initiative process.”
Yeah, Newsom is from the “Barky Obama School of Law Observance! Unless there’s some intervening “change” in our laws regarding the use funds approved through the initiative process, ole Any Twosome Newsom may find “redirection” tough to accomplish. Particularly since there’s already a Federal Judge who’s tied up the Train to Nowhere Project’s financing because the State hasn’t provided the necessary “spending plan.”
Do they know the way to San Jose?
“Itll destroy political trust for decades....if they build this and six months after opening....theres less than twenty people every six hours....who ride the bullet train.”
Based on the initial plan for service from Bakersfield to Fresno, the only people who would want (or need) to ride the thing would be the illegal Mexican farmworkers. But even then, since it wouldn’t be stopping, they would probably find it both unusable as well as unaffordable. Brown is simply looking for a “legacy” to leave with his political “career,” and that legacy looks like a mountain of debt for a white elephant railroad.
Oh come on, you know there'll be more people riding. /s
They'll give subsidies to illegals and select people to ride it (and our taxes will cover them). Just like every other public transit boondoggle, taxes will cover the majority of operating costs. Those $170 tickets won't cost that much for a bunch of riders. For you and me, the real actual costs will be much higher!
He put the bullet in the bullet train.
It’s NOT a bullet train, it moves are regular speed. From one un-populated area to another. Idiot people voted for this boodogle and support the idiot governor.
Are you F’ing kidding me?
The Boondoggle known as the Big Dig here in Boston ONLY cost us 16 BILLION PLUS, 400% over budget and THAT only took 15 years and now looks like complete crap as well as being an engineering DISASTER.
Are these fruits and nuts COMPLETELY out of their minds?
Why not buy the welfare trolls a Rolls Royce each instead and save 65 BILLION?
God, I am sorry but I really truly HATE the left.
We need that giant earthquake YESTERDAY!
Of course, he wants to spend the 9 billion on other projects.
California could consider just not borrowing the money. Or is that too stupid?
Gavin has hopes of higher office. Even he can’t swallow the kool aid
Gavin is takin’ a page from the Charles Durning Playbook ...
From “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” - a CLASSIC:
How much does a brand new Aircraft Carrier cost?
How much for a brand new Trident Sub?
Stopped the F-22 and B-2 programs over a few billion but allow THIS?
A frigging 68 BILLION dollar TRAIN??
W the frigging F?
also Newson has something like 40 companies that he has a stake in.
High speed rail AKA government free money scam
Are they still having structural problems and leaks in the “Big Dig”? I would be afraid to go through thing myself
Just diversion of the funds to industries willing to give government officials bigger kickbacks than the bullet train clan is my guess.
The bullet train was merely a vehicle for moving vast amounts of money from the voters to Democratic supporters. He supports moving money approved by the idiot voters from a vehicle that is no longer working to one that will. BTW, would that be heft or conversion?
Rat deserts speeding train across the desert.
or numerous desalinization plants
Heres what could have been done in California.
15 la to Vegas is often a parking lot. Especially weekends. Once people get to Vegas they can easily do without a car.
A high speed train from Burbank to Barstow and one from Ontario to Barstow. 1 stop each, Palmdale and Victorville.
Lines converge in Barstow and one line to Vegas with a stop at state line.
The governor of cal should go to Nevada and meet with mayor of Vegas, Nevada gov, and casino owners. $5 a night room tax to fund the line and supplement operations, if necessary.
Only public funds are to review plans, inspect, review environmental report, provide fight away.
Gambling available on the trains.
Get on Hiway 101 and head NORTH!
Never thought of Durning as a song and dance man — but he knocks that number dead!
He’s a flopper. typical lib.
I don’t know what conversion is so I’ll say theft.
That is exactly what this is about