Rail Fail
High-Speed Train Is the Thorn in Jerry Brown’s Side
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  • Corlyss

    Well, I believe the feds put “stimulus” money into this and of course that’s already spent. They can’t give it back. They’ll HAVE to go ahead with this ridiculous proposition.

  • Pait

    The first thing that pops up in the critic’s opinion about a local transportation project is national health care. Those are completely unrelated things. Now it may well be that one fails and the other succeeds, or vice versa, or both fail, or both succeed.

    But the attempt to link two completely distinct plans weakens the argument, if indeed the Stanford professor has one, which is unclear. As for the federal government not being able to accomplish something, the Manhattan project, the Eisenhower interstate system, or the Apollo project are historical counterexamples; and one can easily think of many failed private projects as well.

    Very weak post.

    • Jim__L

      To those of us who aren’t blinded to the reality of government incompetence, the only problem with this post is that it’s old news.

      • Pait

        I don’t like to feed trolls but I have to say I love the clear logic of your argument, and especially how it is firmly based on the facts of the discussion at hand..

  • Buckland

    The winner here is Florida Governor Rick Scott who flipped the bird at the whole notion of high speed rail despite pressure from Washington and from within the state to accept free money with serious liability issues. That decision is looking pretty good now.

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