No "earmarks?" What about train from Disneyland to Las Vegas?

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    Since no one including President Obama has had time to read the 787 billion in the stimulus bill--it has been well noted (thanks to Senate Majority leader Reid) that there will in fact, be a train built from Las Vegas to Disneyland. I believe the cost of this is 60 billion in taxpayer dollars.

    Now here's the catch:

    Children really are not welcome in Las Vegas, Nevada. One has to be 21 years of age before entering a casino. Most of the hotels in Las Vegas are in the Casino buildings. In fact, Las Vegas is also known as the "Sin City" of the United States. It is strickly for adults looking to gamble & party down.

    On the other hand, Disneyland is for kids. This is the place where parents take their kids to enjoy a family vacation.

    So after we spend 60 billion tax payer dollars on this train from Disneyland to Las Vegas--just how many people are actually going to take it? In my opinion, this will be the "Finn's or should I say the "Reid's folly" of our taxpayer dollars.

    BTW--I was just in Las Vegas. The young children I saw on the strip, I could count on one hand.

    After this train is built it will be a total failure & total waste of our taxpayer dollars.
     
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    60 Billion dollars could be put toward a new electric grid in this country that would support windmill power. Right now there is only 11 billion dedicated to that--& an expert stated they would need at least 110 billion dollars to completely upgrade our electric grid.

    But heck no--we get to pay for a train that will never work or be profitable anyway. Thank you President Obama--& stop with the no "earmarks" B.S. There are worthless earmarks everywhere in this so-called economic stimulus bill!
     
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    this thing is rife with pork
    LOL
     
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    Earmarks are things that benefit a closed community. LA and Disney are in two states.

    I've taken my kids to Vegas a few times, they were never unwelcome. Maybe you only go to gamble and hire prostitutes? That wouldn't be good for kids anyway, doofweed.

    btw, the kids are allowed in the hotels, just not in the casino portion. Get out of your cave once in awhile, cookie.
     
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    Evidentally this train is more important than feeding the homeless, providing a college education to some kids who can't afford it, etc... Just think if they made Nevada and California pay for the train and they put this money towards medicare to help our parents and grand parents... Now that's a novel idea...
     
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    Mag lev rail transportation would be an excellent stimulus investment.

    From San Diego to Maine and from Key West to Seattle.

    Include instate walking and biking paths, too to keep goofy people like me happy. They're dirt cheap since they're made of dirt.

    The return on invetment in jet airlines is becoming increasingly untenable.

    Jets pollute like crazy, they're damned expensive to operate, and we've invested trillions of public money for airports.
     
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    don't most heads have 2 ears? maybe this is a pair or earrings.
     
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    I like it, too. Flying is no longer fun at all and I'd love to hop on the train to go upstate instead of driving.
     
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    Nightly Business Report . Video #23 - Japan: Maglev Trains | PBS

    Central Japan Railway is working with the RTRI to build a 310-mile line linking Japan's two largest cities, Tokyo and Osaka, with a one-hour run. Bullet trains now make the trip in two and a half hours. The problem is that building the electromagnetic quideway will cost $85 billion or $274 million per mile (three times higher than the bullet train tracks). The Maglev trains would cost an additional $6.48 billion. A decision is to be made this year (2005) on the future of Maglevs in Japan.

    Hey the the $787,000,000,000 stimulus plan could build a whopping 2872 miles of mag lev track.

    Well probably less because we would have to spend a trillion or more to make sure the track and train wouldn't squash some ants or that the slipstream of the train wouldn't kill a butterfly
     
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    Did you mean L.A and Vegas?

    The I-15 will take anyone from L.A. to Vegas in 3-5 hours depending on where you start and how fast you drive. No need for this pork, earmark or pet project, whatever the name.
     

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