53 Billion Dollar High Speed Rail
With everything that is going on in the economy right now, is this really the best use of taxpayer funds? A really fast train? Come on Obama, get real dude.
Don’t get me wrong, I think being on a train running at over 200 miles per hour would be super cool. But, I don’t think that in this economy, taxpayers should be funding something that is not “crucial” to the country’s future.
Among the line items in the $3.7 trillion budget blueprint President Obama outlined this week is a six-year $53 billion investment in a national high-speed intercity passenger rail network.
The Administration is pushing ahead with its plan to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years, despite the rejection of federal funds from newly-elected Republican governors in Wisconsin, Ohio and now Florida.
“Ridership and revenue projections are historically overly-optimistic and would likely result in ongoing subsidies that state taxpayers would have to incur,” Governor Rick Scott, R-Fla., said in announcing his opposition to Obama’s plan.