High Speed Rail For California...Are We Nuts? - Page 2
So for my non Californian brethren unfamiliar with this story it has been in the works for some time now. And to keep it short it was estimated to cost in the neighborhood of $15-20 billion. The most recent figure places it at $100 billion. Should we really trust leaders like this with anything more than a lemonade stand? No we can't and if memory serves, no you can't have a lemonade stand anymore without the purchase of a permit. Those poor kids. Missing out on a nice childhood. I do not envy them. No Spongebob or the joy of their first business venture. So the bottom line is we don't have the money and the important question is do we really need to spend it on a luxury item very few will likely use?
Just look to Amtrak for the answer. After all they operate nation wide and have done so for more than four decades. Have they ever made a nickel? This should surprise you yet keep your optimism for California at bay. NO NOT ONE NICKEL! In fact they have lived off of approximately $40 billion in taxpayer subsidies during that time. And to this day their infrastructure is eroding, the service is poor and they are highly inefficient. So for the Senate of California this is a perfect model for our very own bullet train. This is the one sure pattern I have discerned from these elites. Reward failure with other peoples money. At least the Pols are getting votes in exchange for such waste.
Isn't it great to be one of the elite that knows everything. How do we survive without them? At least that is what they ask themselves. As with any Socialist model, it is always "we know better than the Socialist model in the trash heap". We are so smart we will get it right. Europe and Stalin where wrong. We are smarter. We are blessed to have them all are we not?
God help us from these delusional morons. For they all cost us dearly. They are costing your children even more.