been screaming for this for years

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  1. bigdaddygtr
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    and now , yes - "My Boy" Obama is going to do it. I personally don't give a damn that this site is filled with so many Obama haters, I love that he's the Prez and something like this, even as small as it is, is exactly why I love him - forward thinking

    Obama unveils high-speed passenger rail plan - CNN.com
     
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    I foresee ... another monorail fiasco ... only this time nation wide!
     
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    High speed rail is a good idea on several levels.

    I support it.
     
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    Well.. is every citizen going to be taxed equally for it?

    No..


    Once again another pet project on the backs of the few....
     
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    They thought extending the monorail across Western Washington was a great idea to ... it wasn't until after all the hidden costs built it up to twice what the proposed cost would be that people finally got smart about it. The problem is people jump unto things too quickly, just because it "sounds good". What are the other options? What are all the costs? Trust me, I doubt they are telling us everything yet.
     
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    I think objections like this one are fairly short sighted. Getting the economy back on track with an eye toward the future by creating jobs in this area is a good thing. More jobs mean more revenue.

    It will also help alleviate impossible traffic problems and stress on people attempting to get from one place to another and also on roads and bridges that are crumbling under the pressure.
     
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    Actually they are not as short sighted as you think. Who pays for it will be important, considering most of these projects have been failing, and cities that have tried anything like this go bankrupt, hurting the poor and middle class. What insurance do we have it will work? Where are they getting the money from? These are important issues because if it does fail then how it will effect the nation is VERY important.
     
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    That is great news. Bicycle, subway, monorail, and your two feet, the greenest of all worlds. Some will complain but thankfully we left the cave long ago.
     
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    All Democrats are cracking up to be is gimmme gimmmie gimmmie people. dosen't say much for or about you. cept gimmie!
     
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