California Leg. OKs funding for high-speed rail line

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    These fucking imbeciles. they have saddled us with a money giant suck, that will make the Big Dig look like 2 toddlers in a sandbox, initial segment my ass, once it starts, its on.... they will whine that they cannot stop and 'waste all the money we have spent already', we have seen this shit before.

    Just wait, as surely as night follows day...... ridership will be flat, subsidies will follow, then theres the inevitable unionized labor to run this boondoggle, everyone will, IF it is done in 2033....2033 hello, stand around arguing over the money drain, wondering why California has its very own Amtrak charity....

    The ballot that we ( not me ) approved 3 years ago had a price tag of $34 Billion , that is now estimated at wait for it..............$98 Billion ( the article below has the wrong cost btw). I'm beside myself.


    California OKs funding for high-speed rail line

    By JUDY LIN
    Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers approved billions of dollars Friday in construction financing for the initial segment of the nation's first dedicated high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    The move marked a major political victory for Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration. Both have promoted bullet trains as job generators and clean transportation alternatives.

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    Wasn't this measure approved by the voters four years ago?
     
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    I bet that project is messing up some rare insect's environment too.
     
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    no, it was 3 years, and at a price of $34Billion and a completion date of 2020, at a ticket price far enough below airline fares to draw ridership ( they argued) etc etc etc ..thats is all out the window now.
     
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    omfg

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    hey the delta smelt can devastate employment in the valley but they can build a rail line that won't pay for itself....go figure.


    and miraculously,:rolleyes: no there will be very very few environmental issues.....but transmission lines for a solar panel farm is put thru hoops over turtles and what not.....
     
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    What a joke.

    People at either end don't want to go to the other end...They want to go to Santa Barbara, Pismo, SLO and Big Sur.

    Moonbeam is dedicated to bankrupting the state.
     
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    Sorry Trajan, your OP stated this I missed it. Yeah, there is no accountability to project projections in the CA legislature. Having been a voting citizen for 22 years of the golden state, I am well aware of cost overage. As much as I support the high speed rail concept, and voted for it, I had become fed up with underballing bids and the absence of accountability.

    In fact, I believe the rail project was the first I supported in years. My tendency was to vote against all spending.
     
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    hey, these are the genius's too, who put another UC in.....Merced....unreal.
     
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    party line vote too, will the dems own this when it goes south?


    :lol: not a chance. the unions will squeeze Sacramento's balls.

    we already pay 10.23% income tax in this state and have a ( what they tell us) is a $19 Bn deficit......we need to spend on this shit?
     

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