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    Could one of you progressives explain your fascination with this??


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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Could one of you progressives explain your fascination with this??


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    Not a progressive but, it costs a lot, no one will ride it, it will not pay for itself, and Europe has some.

    That's probably enough reasons for most progressives.
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    Also not a lib, but just another scheme to get us out of our cars...
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    Every high speed rail investment by any country has LOST money...... simple enough reason for the progressives.........LOL
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    Instead of putting our money into this why not put it in our roads and our electrical enfrastucture?

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    Seems that none of the MOTR's want to weigh in on this one. can't say that I blame them...
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    Just had a request to the taxpayers to subsidize the county bus service fail 45%-55%. They were already getting 80% of their funding from the taxpayers & wanted to increase that.

    Among the perks of being a transit employee was an auto 5% a year raise plus steps????????????? The thing that amazes me is 45% thought that to be OK!! We live in a strange place in strange times with a lot of people who are financially illiterate .
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Seems that none of the MOTR's want to weigh in on this one. can't say that I blame them...
    You're right huntingman. This MOTR likes investment in education, innovation, and infrastructure...but don't think the cost/benefit of HSR is viable right now. Not to mention, unlike airplanes, you must safeguard every inch of rail and every bridge from terrorist manipulation. Any yahoo with a crackerbox welder and a chunk of angleiron could lay waste to a bullet train and all aboard.


    Now, for a moment, lets change the name of this thread to Iraq War, and see what the "right of center's" fascination is? The HSR called for 34 billion. We spent that in ONE MONTH in Iraq. Oh, make that two months...don't want to exaggerate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    Just had a request to the taxpayers to subsidize the county bus service fail 45%-55%. They were already getting 80% of their funding from the taxpayers & wanted to increase that.

    Among the perks of being a transit employee was an auto 5% a year raise plus steps????????????? The thing that amazes me is 45% thought that to be OK!! We live in a strange place in strange times with a lot of people who are financially illiterate .
    That 45% are the ones that pay no taxes and are using the county bus service at the actual taxpayers expense.
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