Obama to Announce High-Speed Rail Plan

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by 22WRF, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    WASHINGTON -- A day after delivering a State of the Union address aimed at showing recession-weary Americans he understands their struggles, President Barack Obama intends to award $8 billion in stimulus funds to develop high-speed rail corridors and sell the program as a jobs creator.

    No US Company builds Hi Speed Rail ( Bombardier) in Canada does


    We won't get any of this the boondoggle here in AL but he does have plans for us.

    This will create a lot of jobs here

    NASA's plans to return astronauts to the moon are dead. So are the rockets being designed to take them there — that is, if President Barack Obama gets his way.

    Lets see we shut down the Cape and lay railroad track. Lot of AeroSpace Engineers are into laying track :eek:

  2. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina

  3. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

  4. obxned

    obxned Active Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Borrow more money from China for another worthless project. Yup, this has never worked, so let's do it again.
  5. trapperdick

    trapperdick New Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Western, Maine
    He needs to be run out of town on a rail.............
  6. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    "Light Rail" is predicated on the concept that inconveniencing a train load of people to "serve" the needs of a few individuals is an acceptable trade.......Ideally, a "mass transit system would consist of millions of "people pods" whisking individuals to their destinations. But that's futuristic ! BUT we do have the technology to tote commuters in smaller "packets" of a dozen or so at a better, "rate of advance", than either light rail or private cars. These systems could share space with current urban highways and arterial routes. (Every major highway could support at least four such "routes/lines" !! )

    IOW, my "Beads on a String" concept isn't all that "different" from today's commuter log jam - sans the stress !! >MW
  7. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Great idea run Canadian trains on Chinese steel tracks with the whole thing built by illegal Mexican labor. American stimulus.
  8. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004

  9. topper

    topper New Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    deep in the woods
    Another governemt boondoggle. It will be rife with corruption and greed and it will never work like intended and it's another tax we will have to pay. NO, NO THANKS, Mr. President. I can't afford any more.
  10. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    I wonder if it will make as much money as AMTRACK is making?
  11. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Yet another step to doing exactly what they intended all along - spend us into insolvency - so they can then seize everything under a created emergency.

    And most of congress cheered for him.

    ANYone of them who applauded for him for ANYTHING he said last night, should be thrown out of office - and I hope they are.

    REISINGMOD50 New Member

    Another gift to the unions. Light rail lines and intra city rail lines never support themselves. Once built, they have to be subsidized for eternity as the usage and artificially low fares (so the "less fortunate" can have access) means the tax payers will have to foot the true cost of the project. Another waste of money, but from this president, wasting money the signature of his administration.
  13. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    Well, Mussolini did make the rail system run on time in Italy. At least he is following in one of his hero's footsteps.
  14. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    The "big dig" in Boston a $2.8 billion project the cost $14.6 billion by the time it was finished and the harbor tunnel has so many leaks they had to shut it down and try to patch it up after a ceiling collapse killed a woman. As Yogi said: Deja Vu all over again.
  15. That's probably the plan they have for this "project.":rolleyes:
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