Gov. Rick Scott Rejects Funding for High Speed Rail.

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    Whether I agree with it or not; at least he's putting his convictions into ACTION rather than claiming to be against it and taking the money anyway. That's something I can admire, either way.
     
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    Good for him.
    High speed rail means private citizens are going to lose some or perhaps all of their land in order to put the rail tracks down.
    Not only that but we can't afford it. These things always cost more than they ever project in spending.
     
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    As my wife and I were watching the new this morning this subject came up and my wife asked: "AmTrak looses money and apparently people don't use it much. Why would High Speed Rail be any different?"
     
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    Good for him. He avoided an expensive maintenance headache for his state.
     
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    I live in Florida, first of all, we dont need high speed rail, we need jobs for almost a million residents! and we aren't that dumb! where does Obama get his estimates on the cost of a High Speed Rail? From Senator Stuart Smalley? And whats the point of a high speed rail in a state with 12% Unemployment? you can create alot of jobs with those Billions that were about to go to waist on that project!
    You should post this under Politics, you would get alot of responses!
     
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    It's a pet peeve of VP Joe Biden's that's why. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    and Obama wanted to put a speed rail from LA to Vegas? Did Obama forget that they have earthquakes there>?
     
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    First of all Rick Scott has been meeting with private-sector business people about potentially investing in the high speed rails. It was about a month ago when he met with business people from Japan over it. So no he's not against high speed rail-he's against federal funding for it.

    Gov. Scott meets with Japanese Foreign Minister to discuss high-speed rail


    Now why would a high speed rail be good for our state? Well our economy is obviously dependent on tourism. Sales tax alone from them brings in TONS of cash to the state, and allows us nice benefits-we don't cringe as much as others on these boards when it's time to pay our income taxes.

    Now the high speed rail would make it easy for tourists to get around to different areas of the state. A tourist in Orlando might not get down to Miami, or Tampa-but with a high speed rail system, they'd be much more likely to. Therefore they'd spend more money-and in different areas of the state-boosting our economy.

    Our state's economy is different from other states-and has to be viewed as such.
     
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    I live down her in Florida also and agree that a Statwide high speed rail would be a good thing for the tourist trade. We have plenty of that. It would be nice to visit all parts of the State and not take hours to drive there.

    The Japanese say they would foot 60% of the cost so thats even better.

    Gov Scott is supposed to be visiting Japan to speak with folks. We could sure use jobs what with the Space program closing down.

    I for one will be hoping he is successfull.
     

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