Friday, April 17, 2009

Let's Waste More Taxpayer Money

"Barack Obama has announced his "vision for high-speed rail" in the country, which would create jobs, ease congestion and save energy.

He said the US could not afford not to make the investment in 10 routes.

Six of the routes already approved, including California and Florida, could get some of the $8 billion (£5.4bn) earmarked for rail improvements." [link]

Let's not even bother to mention that there is not a public transportation model in the United States ran by a government agency that makes a profit, not one. Amtrak does not and cannot make a profit, so why should we (taxpayers) sink more money into public transportation that will not be able to do what is promised.