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Jul 7, 2012 by CAGLE CARTOONS
Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com
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Mr. Brown’s position makes sense, since California is expecting the federal government (that is, you New Yorkers and Iowans and Virginians and so on) to pay for most of the train.
I believe that train was a proposition passed by the people…forcing the Cali government to build it.
Voters can’t really force the thing into existence. We approved $10 billion worth of bonds for it, a fraction of the $70 billion it will cost, and no tax increases or other plan to cover even that fraction. We’ll be shaking down Congress for installments for decades to come.
I am still waiting for someone to explain to me why we need a bullet train. I’m all for investing in new technology and upgrading infrastructure, but the price tag on that project already seems absurdly high, and we all know its going to be over $100Bn before its done, if it does get done. What is the benefit to us of that train, can someone please tell me?
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