Published: Sunday, Oct. 20 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
We are, I believe, entering an era where absolutely nothing can be built
anywhere, ever, without someone, or some group, objecting to it in an empowered
way. No dam, cel phone tower, road, pipeline or power line is sufficiently
important to the common good that someone won't object to it; their reasons
are myriad. Objections range from aesthetic to archaeological to the old
standbys like traffic and noise, or even the welfare of bats or migrating
salamanders. The concept of 'drill baby' quickly becomes NIMBY and
then BANANA (build absolutely nothing anywhere near anybody) if it's going
to be visible from someone's house. I'm not surprised people oppose
this rail link. I imagine there were people who opposed the original
transcontinental rail links. But that doesn't mean it was a bad idea.
Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown and the bullet train.Dumb and dumber.
A lot of money earmarked to Florida was reprogamed to California. Our Gov.
refused the money since it came from the President, the only reason.You
can send it back after next election please.
@morpunkt - I agree.... we just need more 4 lane freeways..... that will
solve the problem... Why would anyone want options when it comes to travel.
Be a proper American, buy a car and sit in the middle of traffic like the rest
of us... or go back to your fancy pants asian and european counties where this
stuff works. We don't solutions.... we just want to complain and tell
everyone else how stupid they are.
OUR federal tax dollars at work, building an over priced toy that no one will
use, and will require subsidies for the next 100 years to keep it operating.A total waste of money we have to borrow from China. We will pay more
in interest alone on this project that it will ever make in profits, and it will
never pay for itself.But, we cannot cut a single dollar of federal
spending, we are told. This would have been a good place to start. It is a
good place to start now, and a good place to start tomorrow, even if half built.
Having lived in California for decades, I've seen a lot of stupid
decisions, but none with the horribly large financial impact of this one!This will never pay for itself and never run at capacity but will create
thousands of construction and maintenance jobs at a cost that is around 50 times
the salary of each job created.CA will still be paying for this
boondoggle for many decades after it is decommissioned!
"one of the possible routes" --- $13.2 Billion was approved for a
project they are now *guessing* will cost $68 billion. And (oopsie) the bullet
train ride is looking more like car travel time. Is this an exercise
in faith, or folly?
Clown Brown and the Sacramento Circus continue to keep the unions and their
votes in their pockets. This "speed" train is not about what is good
for California. It's this kind of stuff that continues to drive
"producers from California into other, more tax friendly places to
live."Bob Tait, Phelan, California.
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