Do You Support Federal Funding For California's High-Speed Rail?

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Do You Support Federal Tax Dollars Being Spent On California's High-Speed Rail?

Poll closed Jul 13, 2012.
  1. Yes

    23.9%
  2. No

    76.1%
  1. paulitician
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    Democratic Lawmakers just gave the green light to start building an estimated $68 Billion high-speed rail line in California. This, despite California being very deep in Debt. They have also requested partial Federal Funding for the project. Should Non-Californians be forced to give their Tax Dollars to this project? What do you think? How do you feel about that?
     
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    Not only no, hell no.
     
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    Just amazing...
     
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    Theres a lot worse things the feds could waste money on.
     
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    They ought to be building it from L.A. to Las Vegas...
     
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    Yeah, and $68 Billion is just the estimated cost. Obviously it will be much more than that figure. Government isn't known for coming in on-budget. I'm just shocked they have the balls to demand Federal Funding for their farce. Unbelievable.
     
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    They're going to build this little stretch in the central valley, run out of money, and abandon the project...
     
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    Who will pay for all these supposed jobs? A $68 Billion Taxpayer burden is a very low cost estimate at best. It will end up costing much much more. And why should all American Taxpayers be forced to fund a California project?
     
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    You took the words right out of my mouth.... NO

    I guess it is thought to or it is being sold by Obama that it will quickly spur the economy in California once construction is started, but they need a highspeed rail like I need a hole in my head.. Isn't this earth quake central by the way? So we are going to sink billions into something that will be at risk for destruction by earh quakes ? Sounds like Obama is trying to really look out for his hollywood donors now... Typical !
     

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