Saturday, July 21, 2012
Kalifornia's Train To Nowhere Sets Sail
It's official. The "train to nowhere" will be built. Oh, did I mention that Kalifornia is sixteen billion dollars in the red? This is absolute fucking insanity! Governor Moonbeam Brown signed the papers this week for the sixty-eight billion dollar project.
Now bare in mind the initial estimate for this abortion on rails was thirty-three billion dollars when voters approved the project in 2008. Then it grew to forty-billion. Now it's sixty-eight billion. But experts tell us the true final cost may exceed nearly one-hundred billion dollars. I have even read of estimates of nearly four-hundred billion dollars.
In the last month the cities of Mammoth Lakes, San Bernadino, and Stockton have filed for bankruptcy and our idiots in the State legislature (democrats) have gone ahead and approved the rail project anyway even though the voters of Kalifornia have expressed "buyers remorse". An estimated fifty-nine percent of Kalifornia's voters have changed their minds want the project to be re-voted. Even the liberal nitwits of the Left Coast know a con game when they see one.
Why this was approved now: Considering that the state was on the verge of losing 3.3 billion in federal stimulus funds for the system, it was time to "shit or get off the pot" for Governor Moonbeam. Oh, did I also mention the rail was to be built by union workers. You don't think this is some sort of democrat political pay-back do you? Although I haven't been able to find out where the cars will be constructed and the technology will come from, I'll go out on a limb and bet it's from somewhere in the world where the names aren't Smith or Jones. Asia? India? I WILL research this one.
And the environmentalists are having a fit over the fact that the governor has threatened waivers when it comes to environmental impact studies. By tying the project up in court with lawsuits even if the damn thing does get built it could be ten or twenty years in future when the actual cost will certainly go up. We're being sold a bill of political goods and the democraps here in the People's Republik of Kalifornia don't give a fuck. They're gonna shove this down our throats whether we want it or not. Sound familiar? Think Omama, the dems, and their "affordable health care act".
In a perverse way I would actually like to see this fucking operation "rolling blunder" go ahead and get started. Once the state goes belly up from the cost and files for bankruptcy maybe, just maybe, we can regain our sanity, kick the douchebags out of office in Sacramento and get some people elected who give a shit. Nah, that'll never happen here.