Tuesday, March 31, 2015

America's Democratic states to get high-speed rail network

America's Democratic states to get high-speed rail network

I'm looking forward to the day in the near future when I can ride a 220-mph SUPERTRAIN from Center City straight to the Ben and Jerry's world socialist headquarters in Burlington, since Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania will probably get all the money for high-speed rail that the blue states are falling over themselves to turn down:

WASHINGTON -- In a bit of political hardball, the Obama administration on Wednesday said it would send $2.4 billion in stimulus money to other states should Florida Gov. Rick Scott not back down on his rejection of the federal government's national high-speed rail project.

Speaking just hours after Scott announced he was abandoning the project due to cost concerns for the state, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney relayed the president's preparedness to simply send the allocated money to other locales rather than, say, use it to lower the federal deficit.

The funny thing is what comes around goes around. American politics...where it's always Groundhog Fay.

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