Saturday, August 22, 2009

From Worst To Worster


Just to deprive President Obama of credit for a forward-thinking stimulus package that funds rail expansion, we get deprived of a no-brainer high speed rail project.

Maybe the feds should offer to name the railway the Jindal High Speed Line to smooth things over.

But that sounds like something that would be built to connect Jefferson Parish to Washington D.C. only to veer off about a fifth of the way there and crash into the ocean.

Thanks for effing over the whole state because Keith Olbermann said something true about you.


Jeffrey said...

Just one more in a litany of examples where this man is putting his own political career and ambitions ahead of the needs of the citizens of this state.

On a related note: the alignment Jindal's Transportation Secretary was even considering sucked pretty hard. But still--it's another couple of hundred million dollars that won't be coming to our start.

G-FUNK said...

You do realize that we would have to subsidize this to keep it going...a la Amtrak. Do you actually think enough people would ride this train into the city...

"High-speed rail could divert funds from mass transit systems that, according to a study by Randal O'Toole of the Cato Institute, have huge maintenance backlogs: $16 billion in Chicago; $17 billion in New York; $12.2 billion in Washington, D.C.; $5.8 billion in San Francisco. Any high-speed rail system should be financed locally; states should decide their transportation priorities."

in the real world, projects have to be justify liberal utopia world a high speed rail line would be great. But at the end of the day, who pays?

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" -Thatcher