High Speed Rail For California...Are We Nuts?
Perhaps we the people are sane and it is more likely the prostitutes in Sacramento are insane. Personally I have not heard a single sole advocate for this latest and greatest boondoggle in a once Golden State. We are now more tarnished than my wedding silver and please do not let my spouse see this. No that is ok she keeps it polished unlike those we have given the authority to to polish us. Which is exactly what they do and are about to do again. Last Friday the California Senate passed the bill to fund this "project".
Don't get me wrong I think trains are cool and the faster the better. But that is not my point. It is the financing of the project and governments history with such projects that have me in a tizzy. As always a few connected sources and companies will benefit. But again as always it is all of us who will pay for some grand yet irresponsible vision.
Let us first not forget that we Californians love our cars. Call it a home away from home. An escape if you will from the days tedium. And of course being California our vehicles tell the world about us as individuals as well as our taste and style. After all what is cooler than driving a cool ride.
No friends my point is about the money or rather lack thereof. My birth state has a current account of unfunded liabilities of over $500 billion. Where will this come from? The weasels care not as they will be gone by the time the piper comes for payment and the poor little ones of today will be forced to stop watching Spongebob Squarepants and be at work by 7 am. Talk about child labor practices. Who else will be left? As our illustrious leaders have spent us in to oblivion and scared off business by the thousands for friendlier climates, we are actually losing population for perhaps the first time in the history of this beautiful state.
And to top it off our "Esteemed Governor" with hat in hand just shared the news that our deficit for the year has doubled his expectations. Doh! What do you expect Gov. Keep hiking taxes and fees and regulations and the golden goose will flee. It is really so simple I should think you might grasp it but perhaps it is I who am mistaken. No it is not I who is mistaken as on that same day the Governor called for more taxes. So you see, he is clueless. I knew I was right. I always thought it was just blind ideology. So more people will now flee and the deficit will continue growing. Simple economics. Moonbeam indeed.Continued on the next page