Wednesday, February 9, 2011

HIgh Speed Spending


Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced an ambitious $53 billion U.S. program to build new high-speed rail networks and make existing ones faster over the next six years.

But the plan drew immediate fire from majority Republicans in the House of Representatives, who said building high-speed rail requires private investment rather than a government plan.

They're both wrong. We simply don't need it, at least not right now. There's absolutely no way that cross-country high-speed rail is going to do anything to aid our economy. And that's ignoring the fact that QUIT SPENDING ALL OF OUR DAMN MONEY!!!!


"This is about seizing the future," he said, making the announcement at Philadelphia's busy 30th Street station with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

The United States should follow the example of Japan and China and build high-speed rail, Biden said. "If we do not, you tell me how America is going to be able to lead the world in the 21st century," he said.

I'll tell you how, Joe. With a strong, robust economy and good jobs in both the manufacturing and service sectors. High speed rail has NOTHING to do with either of those.

Oh, and how 'bout you make Amtrak turn a profit first, and then start looking for ways to build high speed rails with that money. Okay? Okay.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

haha yeah! not like infrastructure spending creates jobs!