Monday, February 20, 2012

Video about California's High-Speed Rail and it's costs.

Another point that most media critics make is that the California project is, essentially, local. All the other projects frequently used as comparisons have wide-reaching consequences, such as the Interstate Highway System which covered the entire Nation, or the Erie Canal which opened up the entire West.

Even the Northeast Corridor high-speed rail plans cover 8 states and the D.C., and connects 12 major cities. (The current projected cost is $117 billion.) 

In short, $100 billion -- and it will be much more -- is far too much to spend on a project of such limited scope; that is, from one major city in California to another city in California.  After all, we are not talking about the critical imperative of distributing electric power or water. We are talking about a train for the upper classes to enjoy.

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