Train of Fools
June 3, 2012 - 4:27 pm
From the AP:
A new poll finds California voters are experiencing buyers’ remorse over a proposed $68 billion bullet train project, as the number of lawsuits against the rail system grows.
Fifty-five percent of voters want to see the high-speed rail bond issue that was approved in 2008 back on the ballot, and 59 percent say they would now vote against it, according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times survey (lat.ms/N9tTcm) published Saturday.
Since the $9 billion borrowing plan was passed, the projected cost of the bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco has roughly doubled, and it will now share track with slower commuter and freight trains in some areas, the Times said.
A majority of voters have turned against the ambitious undertaking just as Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing lawmakers to approve the start of construction in the Central Valley later this year.
Scott Walker? How about something useful like a Jerry Brown recall election? Oh, well, not happening. If you can’t get it, sing it, I always say.
Train? Chain? This one’s easy. We just need some new lyrics. Here’s the old standard in the classic Aretha version. Buzzsawmonkey, take it away….