I said the governor did not review the studies.Thank God he killed the black hole called “high speed rail”....
....High-speed rail is supposed to take polluting cars off the highways by enticing people to take the train when traveling, a goal of the environmental movement....
....As for Obamacare or the Largest “Tax increase” in the History of the world that will lead to less care at higher cost (Note the facts of Government Budget predictions) then again if one does not say “No” then they are saying “YES”, I say HELL NO to Obamacare!
I did not say I was for high speed rail. It would be an enormous mistake that state and local governments wasted waaay too much money trying to ram down our throats. If it were practical anywhere, it would not be central CA or FL. Its best chance of success would be in population dense areas such as the northeast - possibly between New York and Chicago, and I suspect it would be marginal even then.
Most environmentalists do not understand engineering. You don't "save the environment" by shifting pollution from a vehicle to a power plant, and the energy required to move a passenger at 200 mph on a bullet train is significant.
As for Obamacare and Romneycare, forecasts indicate that over the long term the plans will reduce costs and increase availability of coverage. These programs were not conceived to fatten insurance company wallets or to inflict a burden on the taxpayers, but to address a looming crisis. The majority of controversy is fueled by political figures, not fiscal figures, so it doesn't surprise me that partisan conservatives who usually champion privatization of government services are so vehemently opposed to this.
Ironically, the solution to rising health care costs is both ignored and touted by the Tea Party - personal responsibility. The ages old adage "Eat right and exercise" is inconvenient, so we are stuck with treating the results instead of practicing the prevention.