…and so too should be the plan to spend billions, that we don’t have by the way, on a high-speed link to Chicago.
According to the plan, freight and passenger rail 20-year capital costs could range from $6.2 billion, with nearly two-thirds of that provided by federal, state and local government. The Twin Cities-Chicago line is expected to top $1 billion alone.
The plan was ordered last year by the state Legislature, well before a scramble erupted in many states to push their own high-speed rail plans. That was triggered by the infusion of $8 billion in federal stimulus money specifically earmarked for such rail lines nationwide.
Ah yes, the ubiquitous stimulus “dollars.” A misnomer if ever there was one, as they should be called the stimuless “debt.” There are no dollars, and wasting money on what will amount to be a string of empty tin cans traveling the tundra at high speed will stimulate nothing but the sugar-plum dreams of liberals spending other people’s money to build their little fairy tale world.
We can count on the Gov to lay down across the tracks and stop this nonsense, right?
Gov. Tim Pawlenty, previously not a big advocate of high- speed rail, endorsed the Twin Cities-Chicago route last spring.
[sound of scratching record]
Not so much.
Funny thing is, we already have a high-speed link to Chicago.
Its called an airport.
…where by the way, we just spent a mountain of cash on to add another runway
I’ve seen flights as cheap as $25 to Chicago this year.
The Minnesotan that can’t afford a flight has no business in Chicago.
The Chicagoan that can’t…I’d just as soon he stay down there.