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Lt. Gov. Breaks With Brown And Says He No Longer Supports Bullet Train
AP) ^ | February 14, 2014 5:51 PM

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 Seattle’s 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 he’s one of only a few Democrats willing to speak publicly against it.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
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A startling display of disdain for both the voters and for the initiative process.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 10:18:34 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Rat deserts speeding train?


2 posted on 02/14/2014 10:21:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: BenLurkin

bump


3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:23:18 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

They should cancel the boondoggle


4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:23:39 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Willie Green Memorial Ping.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 10:26:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

heh


6 posted on 02/14/2014 10:29:36 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 10:32:13 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: BenLurkin

“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.”


8 posted on 02/14/2014 10:35:05 PM PST by vette6387
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To: pepsionice

Do they know the way to San Jose?


9 posted on 02/14/2014 10:39:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: pepsionice

“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.”

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.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 10:40:09 PM PST by vette6387
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To: pepsionice
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.

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!

11 posted on 02/14/2014 10:43:41 PM PST by roadcat
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To: BenLurkin

He put the bullet in the bullet train.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 10:59:03 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: BenLurkin

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.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 11:05:23 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: BenLurkin

68 BILLION!!!!
Are you F’ing kidding me?
68 BILLION?

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.
68 BILLION???
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!


14 posted on 02/14/2014 11:12:36 PM PST by mowowie
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To: BenLurkin

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?


15 posted on 02/14/2014 11:14:08 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: BenLurkin

Gavin has hopes of higher office. Even he can’t swallow the kool aid


16 posted on 02/14/2014 11:16:25 PM PST by Nifster
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To: BenLurkin

Gavin is takin’ a page from the Charles Durning Playbook ...

From “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” - a CLASSIC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8ajhu_e5Y


17 posted on 02/14/2014 11:23:26 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: ModelBreaker

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?


18 posted on 02/14/2014 11:26:39 PM PST by mowowie
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To: mowowie
I seem to remember something about the Bloom (Finstein's hubby) company got a contract to build it for $125 million a mile.

also Newson has something like 40 companies that he has a stake in.

19 posted on 02/15/2014 2:02:39 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: BenLurkin

High speed rail AKA government free money scam


20 posted on 02/15/2014 2:28:07 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: mowowie

Are they still having structural problems and leaks in the “Big Dig”? I would be afraid to go through thing myself


21 posted on 02/15/2014 2:57:44 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: GeronL
...other, more pressing infrastructure needs..

Just diversion of the funds to industries willing to give government officials bigger kickbacks than the bullet train clan is my guess.

22 posted on 02/15/2014 3:32:51 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: TigersEye

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?


23 posted on 02/15/2014 4:03:14 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: TigersEye

Rat deserts speeding train across the desert.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 5:44:38 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: mowowie

or numerous desalinization plants


25 posted on 02/15/2014 5:45:36 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: BenLurkin

Here’s 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.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 5:47:25 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Army Air Corps
"Do they know the way to San Jose?"

Get on Hiway 101 and head NORTH!

27 posted on 02/15/2014 6:33:05 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lmo56

Never thought of Durning as a song and dance man — but he knocks that number dead!


28 posted on 02/15/2014 7:48:00 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

He’s a flopper. typical lib.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 10:14:48 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Gen.Blather

I don’t know what conversion is so I’ll say theft.


30 posted on 02/15/2014 10:36:45 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: billhilly

Yeah.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 10:40:29 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Gaffer

That is exactly what this is about


32 posted on 02/15/2014 1:40:06 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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